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[29 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Adelphi Glenrothes 7 yo Cask # 3523

If you read my random ramblings during the 18 days of the Blind tasting competition 2014, you must have noticed a sister cask was presented on day #16. That was a sister cask, one year younger, but quite the same style. Young, high ABV, sherry cask that imparted a hell lot of flavour onto the liquid. I’ve been told the …

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[23 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Blind Tasting Competition day 16–Glenrothes 6 yo [Adelphi]

Day 16 and we can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel (kidding!) but yes, it’s been a rollercoaster. The dram at hand is a youngish and HUGLEY sherried whisky. My first thought was maybe an Aberlour Abunadh or some other CS young whisky, but since there is no NAS in the competition, We had to look …

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[19 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
The Glenrothes Vintage Reserve

The Glenrothes usually bottle vintages as opposed to age statement (you can do the math yourselves), but they do have a few NAS offerings (the select reserve, the alba reserve, and the robur reserve), and now there’s a new NAS around by the name of Vintage Reserve. Vintage Reserve comprises 10 different Vintages from the last three decades: 1989, 1992, …

Glenrothes, Headline, Independent Bottling, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[13 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
Aromatic Orange Tobacco 1988 – Wemyss Malts (Glenrothes)

Another Single cask by Wemyss Malts from the last line of single casks release of last month. This time an IB Glenrothes , distilled in 1988  matured in a single butt. The cask was bottled in 2013 and bottled with an outturn of 730 bottles.
Aromatic Orange Tobacco 1988 – Wemyss Malts (Glenrothes) , 46.0%,£118
Nose: Starts with a classic cereal and …

Glenrothes, Headline, Speyside, Tasting Notes »

[6 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
The Glenrothes sherry cask reserve – NAS

Sign of the times. More and more NAS whiskies are released, and The Glenrothes has also released one recently : the sherry cask reserve. The Glenrothes have released quite a few NAS whiskies in recent years, even before the big NAS trend (the select reserve, alba reserve, Robur reserve, Manse reserve etc. so as you can …

Glenrothes, Headline, SMWS, Tasting Notes »

[22 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
Burnt Crumpet & Highland Toffee – SMWS 30.71

Time for a bit of SMWS goodness (I got a lot of those babies I need to taste in the queue, but this was long due). Sample Provided by Johanne (whiskylassie), and seems to be a SMWS Canada release. This is a Glenrothes, so one can indeed expect a lot of that butterscotch and toffee going on (if OBs is …

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[14 May 2014 | 2 Comments | ]
The Glenrothes vintage 2001

Time for some Glenrothes (inspired by some tweets I’ve seen yesterday from my friend Dave who’s visiting the distillery [you lucky dog!]). This is the first vintage form the 21st century and bottled in 2012. It’s a classic GR alright.
Glenrothes 2001 , 43.0%,£61
Nose: Very nice with the signature caramel candy (for me at least) in the form of Werthers Original …

Duty Free, Featured, Glenrothes, Headline, Tasting Notes, Travel Retail »

[13 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]
The New Glenrothes Manse Brae Collection (Travel Retail)

I’m Very glad to be able to feature some new Glenrothes tasting notes on the blog. God knows I’ve not tasted anything new from the GR in a long time. I’m really a fan of their range and their lovely simplistic packaging (cardboard, and not much bling) .This time it’s 3 new Travel Retail expressions, a NAS, and two (thank …

Cask Strength, Featured, Glenrothes, Headline, Tasting Notes, The Maltman »

[23 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
Glenrothes 18 single cask (The Maltman)

I quite like the Glenrothes, but sadly they have been bottling their OBs at low ABV, using Caramel, and it’s rather sad to see their splendid malt ending its life that way. Of course older vintages are nicer,but also quite expensive. Here’s a fine example of how good an 18 Cask sample (at CS) indie can be. This one was …

Archives, Glenrothes, Headline, Independent Bottling, Tasting Notes, whiskyBase »

[29 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
Glenrothes 1988 Archives (WhiskyBase)

Another week starts with an Indie bottling by Whiskybase (Archives) this time a Glenrothes, single cask from 1988, ex-sherry cask #7318. Been quit a while since I had a new (to me Glenrothes, and although I am fond of Glenrothes their OBs are mostly diluted and colored which is a turn off, though some older ones are really nice.
Glenrothes 23 …