Saturday, May 16, 2020

The Glenrothes

Glenrothes is a Speyside single malt whiskey. The distillery was established in 1879 in the town of Rothes, about 30 miles north of Edinburgh, by a whiskey maker and a Presbyterian reverend who put the towns economy over his aversion to alcohol. The whiskey is distilled using a slower than normal process and aged in American oak and Spanish sherry casks.

My whiskey was distilled in 1998 and bottled in 2015 making it about 17 years old. It has a pleasing dark amber color and an aroma of grass or hay. It is easy on the tongue with little harshness. It leaves you with a very pleasant warm feeling.

This whiskey can be found for about $50 to $200 depending upon age. It's well worth seeking this one out.


Old NFO said...

Ohhhh... Didn't know you could find that in the US! Will have to check for it!

Peripatetic Engineer said...

We have a pretty good wine and liquor store in New Orleans and they have a good selection of Scotch.