The Glenrothes Vintage Reserve
This is a UK release by Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits from the Speyside Distillery, Glenrothes.
This Single Malt has been created by marrying carefully selected vintages from the last three decades by Malt Mastert Gordon Motion.
Ronnie Cox, The Glenrothes brand heritage director, states: “This is our most complex Reserve to date. Unlike other malts that bottle by age, we choose Whiskies that represent the best of a particular year and marry them together when they are ready. That is in contrast to many distillers who bottle simply based on the age of a whisky. The emphasis is on the quality, taste and flavour of the whisky – not the age.”
Lets open the bottle and have a wee tasting.
The Glenrothes Vintage Reserve – Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 40% Alc/vol 70 cl.
Nose…Citrus burst is first to show, slowly in comes some squashed berries, also here is some toast and marmalade.
Taste…Smooth runny honey and a touch of vanilla, newly sawn oak tree, we also have dried berries and unsalted mixed nuts.
Finish…Medium finish, sweetness and squashed berries linger longest.
This is quite a dram only needing the tiniest drop of H2O. Got to get one for the Whisky Boys Tasting Cabin and at recommended retail price of only £39.99 the bank will not be broken.
Highly recommend this to all our readers, a grand dram for not a lot of money.