Glenrothes Select Reserve

Malt Master John Ramsay selects only casks that represent Glenrothes' distillery character best for this whisky. Each cask is individual, but they are still all comparably elegant, fine and balanced.

Malt Master John Ramsay selects only casks that represent Glenrothes' distillery character best for this whisky. Each cask is individual, but they are still all comparably elegant, fine and balanced.

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7357
Glenrothes
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt Whisky
43%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon, Sherry
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - Without
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Nosing
Sweet:
Vanilla:
Fruit:
Oak:
Plum:
Coconut:
Zitrus:
Orange:
Berries:
Malt:
Sherry:
Spices:
Apple:
Blackberry:
Caramel:
Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Grass:
Honey:
Lemon:
Nuts:
Pear:
Peat Smoke:
Pineapple:
Herbs:
Tasting
Sweet:
Malt:
Vanilla:
Zitrus:
Orange:
Fruit:
Spices:
Honey:
Oak:
Caramel:
Lemon:
Nuts:
Oil:
Alcohol:
Barley:
Chocolate:
Dark Chocolate:
Dried Fruit:
Floral:
Nutmeg:
Peat Smoke:
Pepper:
Plum:
Sherry:
Wheat:
Herbs:
Herb:
Finish
Spices:
Malt:
Oak:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Chocolate:
Chili:
Coffee:
Dark Chocolate:
Grape:
Grapefruit:
Pepper:
Sherry:
Vanilla:
Zitrus:
Herb:

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3.4 Rate
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Tasting Notes 5

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Nosing:
American oak, vanilla and coconut, hint of plums
Taste:
Full malty flavour, medium sweet, vanilla and orange zest
Finish:
Long and slightly spicy
09. Dec 2017
10. Oct 2016
This Single Malt from the heart of Speyside is easy accessible, not very complex and comes without an age statement (NAS). The nose is characterized by toffee/caramel notes, citrus fruits and engaging hints of baked plums. However, the occasional spiritiness and rather intense brown sugar sweetness might be off-putting to some. On the palate, Glenrothes Select Reserve is mildly spicy and sweet, emphasizing on honey, vanilla cream and ripe fruits. The finish is short, clean and slightly dry. An average everyday dram that is comparable to better Blended Scotches.
RATING: 3.0/5.0 ≙ 83 pts
05. Oct 2017
Nosing: Sherry Honey Pineapple dark fruits

Taste: Lemon Orange Nutmeg Alcohol

Finish: medium-long Oak

Comment: good quality price, well balanced
Davisscholar
23. Mar 2015
This malt is a shocking revelation when you realize how much distillery as well as Speyside character it offers at a reasonable price.

The nose is floral, malty, with signature lemon zest, vanilla and a light "sapwood" oakiness. The palate is big, malty, round, and structured by spicy oak tannins and toasted oak. A light "piment d'espelette" spiciness is present, but brilliantly balanced.

Whereas this is nothing like the vintage bottlings from the early 90's, it strikingly illustrates a parallel development to Macallan's age-statement bottlings. At a third of the price, this delivers more intensity of similar characters found in modern bottlings of Macallan's 12Y or 15Y Fine Oak bottlings.
Cdamiano
09. May 2016
SirErol
31. Aug 2016
Nosing: remembrance of Sherry influenced Oak

Taste: Pepper Spices Oil

Finish: Coffee Oak Dark Chocolate

Comment: 3rd sip is the moneyshot to taste beyond the mask of the abundant tannins.
Evgeny
14. Dec 2014
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14. Feb 2015
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04. Nov 2010