The Glenrothes Vintage Reserve
The Glenrothes // Speyside, Scotland
This is one of three bottlings released by Glenrothes in the fall of 2015 making up the Reserve Collection (the other two are the Sherry Cask Reserve and the Bourbon Cask Reserve). The Vintage Reserve is a vatting of ten vintages ranging from 1989 to 2007 and aged in both former bourbon and sherry casks.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typeex-bourbon & ex-Sherry
"A lovely, honeyed nose greets you, with custard, vanilla, malt, lemon zest, and toasted nuts. The taste is sweet and definitively Speyside: honey and vanilla, candied walnuts, fresh mown grass, and allspice. It gets a little citrus into the mix for a relatively short but pleasant finish. A solid, baseline Speyside malt that blends the deeper texture of old whisky with the bright, floral aspects of younger vintages. "