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This blog will feature tasting notes, reviews, distillery visits and whisky news with focus mainly on Scottish single malts. This will sometimes be accompanied by politically incorrect (whisky) opinions. You have now been warned! :-)
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Thursday, 2 August 2012


Think I might as well do another Glenrothes while at it...

I picked up this bottle in May 2012 when over for the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival.

After a visit to the Gordon & MacPhail warehouse in Elgin (...and wow!!! lots of goodies in there!) our small party headed for the shop in South Street, where I picked up this G&M Shop Exclusive bottling. There were other bottlings available but I went for this one since I don't have that much Glenrothes in the cupboard.

So, how is this one?

Glenrothes 1994 17yo 06.10.1994/xx.11.2011 17yo refill sherry hogshead#8940 50%, 204 bottles, G&M Elgin Retail shop Exclusive

Deep gold/amber

Slight alcohol burn hits the nose. Then sherry soaked oak with dried fruits. Remarkably fresh in style given it has some earthen notes too. Hints of Tiramisu maybe along with some roasted coffee beans. Water brings out some garden fruits.

Strikes me as  being a somewhat 'hot' spirit, this one... and spicy like a habanero straight out of the Yucatàn peninsula (no, not really...but a little chili though). Honeyed sherry - if there is such - a light oloroso blanket with more drying spices and a slightly tannic finish.

A good dram, although its a little 'hot'


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