The Glenrothes Vintage Reserve
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  • vanilla
  • citrus zest
  • honey
  • caramel
  • cherry
  • marzipan
  • fire
  • red berries
  • fruit

The Glenrothes

Vintage Reserve (0.75l, 40%)
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Character Goatson
Vintage Glenrothes Single Malt blended to taste.

In 1879 the Glenrothes Distillery was founded James Stewart near the Burn of Rothes in Speyside. James also worked at the nearby Macallan Distillery, and he brought the knowledge he gained there to his new venture. The distillery itself is owned by The Edrington Group, but the Glenrothes Single Malt Whiskey produced there is owned by Berry Bros. & Rudd in an odd cooperative arrangement. What’s not bottled as Glenrothes Single Malt is in high demand as a core component of various blends, including Cutty Sark and The Famous Grouse.

First released in 2015, Glenrothes Vintage Reserve is an incredibly interesting idea. Where normally we think of “vintage” as being limited to a single selected year, Glenrothes Vintage Reserve is a combination of ten special vintages of Glenrothes Single Malts — in this case, 1989, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007. Each year was selected to bring a unique addition to the final spirit. For example, the1998 is said to bring enhanced vanilla notes, and 2007 is alive with citrus zest.

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The Glenrothes Distillery has had some bad luck over the years. The still-house was badly damaged by fire in 1896, and then an explosion in 1903. In 1922 a fire in Warehouse No. 1 resulted in the total loss of the building and nearly a million liters of aging Whisky. And another major fire in 1962 required a complete remodel.
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Appearance / Color
Warm Gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Strongly fragrant with ripe citrus and fruitcake

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Creamy on the tongue with bright cherries, vanilla, marzipan, and caramel

Finish
Sweet with a lemony honey
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  • vanilla
  • citrus zest
  • honey
  • caramel
  • cherry
  • marzipan
  • fire
  • red berries
  • fruit
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Character Dogson
Casks are filled with an average strength of 68.9% ABV, which is higher than most distilleries.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Casks are filled with an average strength of 68.9% ABV, which is higher than most distilleries.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
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