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GLENROTHES (The) Peated Cask Reserve 40%

Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / Speyside, 70cl, Ref: 50089

The Peated Cask Reserve is said to be inspired by an association formed between The Glenrothes and Islay Distillery Co Ltd in 1887, called Highland Distilleries. This new expression has been created from whisky from the Vintage 1992 to give a temporary home in a cask hailing from the peaty lands of Islay. This was allowed just the right amount of time to add a kiss of peat smoke, complementing, but not overpowering its character.

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Tasting note

  • Appearance : Mid gold.
  • Nose : Nettles, new leather, peat, nutmeg and white wine.
  • Palate : Peat smokiness, light vanilla, spices and citrus peel.
  • Overall : Spicy and lingering.
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Up until the 1990s, only a 12 year old bottling was available on the market. But in 1994 a new bottle was introduced with a round and full shape, proudly harbouring within a 1979 vintage. This vintage expression pays testament to the vision of Berry Bros & Rudd, a company known for the quality of its cask selection, a process over which it takes particular care. This bold action brought into question the very concept of age, behind which the majority of single malts hide, and questioned consumers’ perception of the link between a whisky’s age and its aromatic maturity. However, although the year of distillation is important, it is the choice of casks (mostly Spanish wood) that has the biggest influence on the aromatic profile of its “vintage” years, each one with a different balance of spice, citrus and oak.

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