Glen Rothes 9 year old

58% ABV Cask No. 2851

Cask Type

Refill Bourbon (8 years), 1st Fill Moscatel Wine Barrique (4 months)

Colour

Stunning luminous gold

Nose

A brilliant combination of vanilla spiciness from the bourbon cask and a delicious fruit overture from the Moscatel cask. The charred oak overture from the bourbon brings a delightful sweet vanilla/spicy combination that embraces the cask tannins.

Palate

The sweet crispness of the barley emerges bringing and adding a crispy cereal flavour that is delightful and provides a platform on which the Muscatel overture shines. Hints of green apple, spring gardens and heather in bloom. It’s young, vibrant and anxious to please, which it does.

Finish

Finishes beautifully with malt and Moscatel combination: candied orange peel, green tea note and dried dark raisins.

 

NB: For a spirit that is so young it’s impressive but Glenrothes is a Grade A Distillery so one should not be hesitant due to its youthfulness.