Glenrothes Whisky Makers Cut Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
"...unspoiled Sherry casks at work. An absolute must for Sherry lovers."
- Jim Murrays Whisky Bible 2020
In and out of the country over the last few years and at variable pricing, new stocks of one of the more acclaimed Glenrothes of recent times have arrived. Originally exclusive to an Australian Whisky Club where it sold for $125, it's been selling for up to AU$140 elsewhere. We've negotiated an even better price again. Matured in first-fill sherry casks, bottled at the Master Distiller's preferred strength and rated 95 points by Jim Murray, this will attract drinkers more than collectors. As the undisputed bargain of the Soleo collections, like previous shipments, expect it to go fast.
Tasting note: Deep copper. The aroma wavers to and fro from sweeter notes of fresh prunes, dried apricots and candied orange peel to drier scents of leather handbag, cocoa and light prickles of alcohol. Early oak and baking spice flavours develop before dates and whisps of vanilla. Extra kick from the higher strength adds depth, especially with the spike of intensity at the finish. The final stages turn leaner and spicier, but the balance is good. In short, plenty for Sherry heads to enjoy - and at a very reasonable price. 48.8% Alc./Vol.
Other reviews... "...a semi-simplistic of happy, dry oloroso dominating... the late sherry trifle, enriched with chocolate sauce is deeply attractive. Unspoiled Sherry casks at work." 95 points - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2020
...The nose offers rich fruit—plums and sultanas—with milk chocolate and new leather. The palate is silky and luxurious, with medium-sweet sherry, vanilla, blackcurrants, and treacle. Dark berries and black pepper in the lengthy, mildly oaky finish. 90 points - whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: Gavin Smith (Summer 2019)