The Glenrothes - Sherry Cask Reserve
Aug 01, 2016 Filed in: Whisky | Single Malt | Speyside
It’s been months since I picked up a new whisky. It’s been repeats for a while: Glenfiddich, Johnnie Walker, Highland Park, Glenmorangie. The usual suspects. I’ve pretty much had every whisky worth having that’s sold around me. If I want something new and exciting, I have to make an hour and a half round trip to my nearest Total Wine. It isn’t that far away, it’s just the traffic is a killer.
Since my parents were in town for the week, my Dad and I took a trip to Total Wine. Ahhhh! There was so much to choose from!
I settled for a bottle of The Glenrothes Sherry Cask Reserve. This is the 4th bottling I’ve had, and they’ve all been fantastic!
From Master of Malt…Nose: Plump raisins, candied ginger and crumbly shortbread dusted with sugar. Crushed walnuts and oak appear further on.
Palate: Flamed orange zest and cinnamon, with more ginger and spice from the cask up front. This swiftly turns to juicy sultanas and raisins, with perhaps a tiny wisp of earthy smsoke.
Finish: Brown sugar, citrus peel and nutmeg last on the finish.