John Ramsay, their Malt Master, has crafted a selection of The Glenrothes which typifies the distillery house character - ripe fruits, citrus, vanilla and hints of spice.
The Select Reserve is a first for them. A non-Vintage-specific selection carefully chosen by John and produced to the same high quality standards as The Glenrothes Vintage selections; only here they select and vat from casks from different years.
This burnished gold spirit presents a lemon citrus nose, the orange peel and an interlacing sweetness that softens but doesn’t eliminate the zest. A quiet note of vanilla is followed by dark chocolate - more assertive, yet not overly so - with a lingering floral and light oak notes.
Citrus and boiled sweets rule the palate, along with hints of ginger and cinnamon, while soft oak tones reveal toasted apples.
The finish is medium sweet, malty and slightly dry.
Triple distilled then matured for over twelve years. Lowland Single Malt Whisky has the tempting aroma of toasted almonds, caramelised toffee and the signature smooth, delicate, Auchentoshan taste.
The nose is quite gentle and very fragrant. Notes of waxy manuka honey, hints of malty barley and roots with a touch of stemmy cut hay. There is a very supple, chewy peat lying quietly in the background.
The palate is quite full with notes of heather roots and damp earth, notes of honeyed sweetness with Jamaica ginger cake, a touch of rum with malty peat. The finish is quite long with winter spice and crystallized stem ginger with cereal notes.
Matured in ex-bourbon casks for 12 years, this Old Pulteney malt was a Double Gold winner at the 2006 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Crisp and clean. Great balance reveals notes of herbs and grist. Parsley, almond. Balanced with medium body. Musty, nutty, sultana, toffee, spices. Oak.
A gentle, affable 10 year old single malt from the Tobermory distillery on the Isle of Mull. Quite light and fresh. There are notes of barley sugars and toasted cereals, hints of winter spice and a soft oak with notes of salty melted butter and ground ginger.
Quite sweet and light. There are notes of acacia honey and a soft oak, the smoke and peppers thereof rise gently with a touch of dried fruit and peel with a cinnamon note.
Long and herbal with a touch of pepper.
This 12 year old exhibits a gentle, non-sherried style of whisky.
Aromatic, quite robust. Honeysuckle, fresh flowers, cereals, barley. Medium, good sweetness. Madeira, winter spices, mocha, Crème de Cacao, herbal hints and toasted granary bread.
Medium length, great interplay between oak and barley.
When Ardbeg 10 was released it was the first expression from the distillery not to be chill-filtered. It’s a true classic from Islay, and a must have for any fan of single malt whisky.
A ridge of vanilla leads to mountain of peat capped with citrus fruits and circled by clouds of sea spray. Sweet vanilla counterbalanced with lemon and lime followed by that surging Ardbeg smoke that we all know and love.
Long and glorious; sea salted caramel and beach bonfire smoke. Precise balance, big smoke and non-chill filtered. This is why this is such a famous dram.
A well-balanced, gentle single malt from Speyside. Cardhu 12 is a very well put together malt.
Good body, decent sweetness, richness. Streaks of smoke, apple peels, bruised pears.
Smooth, rounded, gentle sweetness, soft peat. A little smoke whispers sweet nothings. Long, dry smoke, malty touch of peat.
The Singleton of Dufftown was released to replace the Singleton of Auchroisk. It’s aged in a high proportion of European oak casks.
Malty with cereal/barley sweetness, buttery toast, wood shavings, hay and walnut. Orange zest spiciness perks up a malty core of nuts, oak and toffee, hints of cut grass.
Oaky, rich with good length, some fruit lingers.