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GLENROTHES (The) Select Reserve 43%

Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / Speyside, 70cl, Ref: 13953

‘Select Reserve’ is the first official version made up of a blend of different aged malts. It represents the very essence of the range through both its olfactory and gustatory qualities. Its gustatory qualities were awarded a double gold medal at the San

Distilled for the first time in 1879, Glenrothes was for a long time known in the whisky industry for the quality of its single malt, which was one of the most sought after among the Master Blenders ‘Class A Malts’. This recognition was due to its very lo

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Double Gold Medal, San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2007

Tasting note

  • Appearance : Pale gold with a green hue.
  • Nose : Fine, elegant, strongly marked by cereal and slightly herbaceous, it develops fruity notes (apple and plum) with vanilla and coconut undertones.
  • Palate : Frank and mellow attack. Develops into notes of malted barley and vanilla, then lingers on to bitter orange mixed with chocolate and candied orange.
  • Overall : Long and slightly spicy, it unveils flavours of milk chocolate and cereal biscuits.
The brand

The brand

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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