Sunday, 26 March 2017

Glenrothes Vintage Reserve Review

Hi everyone,

A quick Glenrothes today.
I've only tasted 2 others but the profile strikes me as a Highland Park without the smoke.

This is an NAS at 40%, but according to Whisky Exchange this is a marriage of 10 vintages from 1989 to 2007.

Glenrothes Vintage Reserve 40%
Colour: Gold
Body: Medium
Nose: A classic Glenrothes, full of heather and honey, Highland Park-esque Sherry, orange peel and marmalade. A bit of ginger, vanilla and a lovely strawberry cheesecake note after a minute.
Taste: Quite full actually, honey, heather, a little spice, ginger, a little pepper then some orange. Some oak builds into the finish.
Finish: Medium length. Drying oak and an unexpected metallic note- Copper.
Decent but there's a little harsh ginger that brings it down. The strawberry on the nose is gorgeous though, I'm such a sucker for strawberry.
71/100

Thanks for reading!

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