Glenrothes Whisky Makers Cut Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml) - Damaged Gift Box
"...unspoiled Sherry casks at work. An absolute must for Sherry lovers."
- Jim Murrays Whisky Bible 2020
Very limited stocks have arrived of one of the more anticipated Glenrothes of recent times. Matured in first fill sherry casks and bottled at the Master Distiller's preferred strength, it was rated 95 points by Jim Murray and described as "An absolute must for Sherry lovers". Originally an exclusive to 'The Whisky Club', we expect this will attract drinkers more than collectors and should 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 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 Murrays 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)