The Glenrothes Single Malt Whisky "Sample Kit"
The Speyside river and the surrounding area are famous for the highest concentration of Single Malt Whisky distilleries in Scotland.
My sister-in-law surprised me for Christmas with a beautiful box of small bottles of vintage (1995 & 1998) and Select Reserve whisky from the Glenrothes distillery, Probably less known than Glenlivet, Glemorangie (further North) and Macallan - my all time favourite specially in the 18 year old version - it was certainly an excellent surprise!
I have only got the guts to open and try the Select Reserve (I can't find the courage to open the older vintages...and will probably wait until 2015 and 2018 respectively to try them out. I guess it's called delayed gratification...). And I love it!
The colour, the smell and finally the rich, suble and lingering taste...
The Glenrothes Distillery lies on a tributary of the river Spey in Scotland. Speyside is universally acknowledged as the heartland of single malt whisky distillation.
A combination of many factors including an unusually slow distillation process in tall copper pot stills deliver the characteristic sweet, fruity and elegant spirit. Further flavours are derived from the extensive maturation in oak casks. Each expression has its own unique personality, underpinned by the distinctive, hallmark characteristics of the distillery - ripe fruits, citrus, vanilla and an exquisite spicy finish all encased in the creamiest of textures and with a complex and well-poised balance.
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