Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience. as such you may interpret this whisky very differently from me.
Pale gold (verging on white wine).
Wood, smoke, slightly sweet and slightly fruity.
Thick and creamy, smokey, spicy. Wood and vanilla and slightly sweet.
Long, smokey, spicy and definite vanilla.
A surprisingly complex dram. One I’ve overlooked in the past and now regret having done so.
Classic Rock Match:
Following a post by @the_whisky_lady entitled ON THE ROCKS: Match Your Whisky With Rock Classics I’m going to try and match my tastings with a classic rock song.
For this dram I’m going with Ted Nugent – Hey Baby.
Taken from Glenrothes Website:
John Ramsay, our Malt Master, has crafted a selection of The Glenrothes which typifies the distillery house character – ripe fruits, citrus, vanilla and hints of spice.
The Select Reserve is a first for us. A non-Vintage-specific selection carefully chosen by John and produced to the same high quality standards as The Glenrothes Vintage selections; only here we select and vat from casks from different years.
American oak, vanilla and coconut, hint of plums/p>
Full malty flavour, medium sweet, vanilla and orange zest
Long and slightly spicy
Produced to the same exacting quality standards as the Vintages, Select Reserve is a vatting of casks distilled in different years.
It has been crafted to typify all that is The Glenrothes in its early prime. What we call the ‘House Style’. Laden with ripe fruits, citrus, vanilla and hints of spice, the Select Reserve is the essence, the very heart of The Glenrothes range in terms of taste and flavour. From this expression all other Vintages are born.