Glenrothes 1975


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Distillery/Brand: Glenrothes
Region: Speyside
ABV: 43%
Colour: Deep Gold

Nose: 24
Taste: 22
Finish: 22
Balance: 22

Review
I was gifted this one by a friend of mine for my last birthday but didn’t open it so it was a welcome dram at a tasting I attended recently.

The absolutely gorgeous nose is chock full of nuts and red berries signaling some strong sherry. Let it breathe and a salty cherry licorice emerges from the wood works. Lovely.

The medium bodied delivery has the usual chocolate fudge cake and dark fruits on oak. But, once again, I’m faced with a malt with a wonderful nose that falls a touch short of spectacular on the palate. Is it the age? Is it the ABV? It could be both, I don’t know.

The medium finish is dry with a hint of wood.

Maybe my expectations got the better of me. Never again.

Rating: 90

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