A couple of weeks back I shared my tasting notes on another Glenrothes. The Ladies’ Share tasted these two as a part of our last meeting before Summer.
Todays whisky is a distillery bottling in opposite to the other one. Glenrothes Distillery has released some Single Casks. This one was Vintage Cask #10/14 distilled in 1995 and bottled in 2015 at 55,4 ABV. We tasted from bottle 284 of 300.
Sherry on the nose. We found dried fruits, both apricots and figs. A bit of sulfur after a while, but not too much. The immediate taste was salt. Nothing much happened at first. After some sips the rich sherry notes came through, primarily apricot. Some sulfur on the palate as well. The finish was very dry. We found orange zest which made it bitter.
My score: nose 22 / taste 22 / finish 20 / balance 20 = 82
We voted for the best Glenrothes; Glenrothes 1998 14 YO Wilson & Morgan won with five votes against todays whisky with two votes.
Image from Glenrothes Info.