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The Glenrothes 12 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 70 cl
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- The Glenrothes 12 years old is the classic house style of The Glenrothes - fruity and sweet.
- AROMA: Light fragrance, banana and vanilla TASTE: Banana, lemon and melon with a hint of cinnamon FINISH: Long and sweet, galia melon light spice
- The Glenrothes 12 years old was awarded a score of 93 at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2018.
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Sherry-seasoned oak casks define The Glenrothes single malt Scotch whisky. Almost 90% of casks maturing at our Speyside distillery have previously held sherry, a wine made from white grapes grown near the city of Jerez de la Frontera in Andalusia, Spain. The Soleo Collection pays homage to the origin of whisky making by celebrating the flavoursome stages of the grape's evolution. Soleo is the traditional sun-drying process which creates the foundation for crafting the finest sherry. Matured entirely in sherry-seasoned oak casks and 100% natural colour, this Collection introduces a multi dimensional flavour experience, uniquely shaped by the casks in which the spirit nurtured and matured.
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Distilled and bottled by: The Glenrothes Distillery, Rothes, Scotland.
From the manufacturer
Quietly and without compromise, The Glenrothes distillery has been producing some of Speyside's finest single malt for more than a century. What began in 1879 continues in much the same way to this day: the making of a no-nonsense, finely crafted single malt. A whisky made with integrity, authenticity and, above all, with expert craft.
The Soleo Collection
The Soleo Collection pays homage to the origin of whisky making by celebrating the flavoursome stages of the grape's evolution. Soleo is the traditional sun-drying process which creates the foundation for crafting the finest Sherry.
Matured entirely in sherry-seasoned oak casks with no colour added*, this Collection introduces a multi dimensional flavour experience, uniquely shaped by the casks in which the spirit nurtured and matured.
Complex, full and beautifully balanced, every dram of The Glenrothes is a statement of the whisky maker's craft. Fine Speyside single malt born from an unwavering commitment to the best raw materials, patient distillation and the highest quality casks.
Our distillery is in the town of Rothes, in the heart of Speyside. We don’t have a visitors centre, in fact we don’t even have a road sign. It’s The Glenrothes whisky itself that puts us on the map.
The Four Pillars
Water: the five sources
To this day The Glenrothes is one of the few distilleries in Scotland to have its own sources of water for production, processing and spirit reduction located on the estate.
At The Glenrothes we owe an important debt to nature. The pure spring waters that surround us are the foundation of our spirit and the local streams that run through our estate are essential for cooling and maintenance of our production processes.
We call it ‘Uisge Beatha’, our water of life. Every dram carries the precious legacy of this elemental liquid and because we know exactly where our water comes from, we can ensure that every single drop contributes to the impeccable character of our whisky
Slow distillation eliminates more impurities and allows for the production of a lighter and fruitier spirit, which is more delicate overall.
Our new make spirit is carefully nurtured in our tall copper stills at the distillery for longer than usual, which helps to produce a lighter, fruitier spirit that forms the signature style of The Glenrothes single malt. Slower distillation eliminates more impurities, allowing for the production of a more delicately flavoured spirit while the taller necks of our distinctive copper stills allow the alcohol to rise and mellow out further, providing the perfect foundation for our single malt
Sherry Seasoned Casks
Our commitment to sherry seasoning persists in order to ensure delicious flavour profiles through a careful balance of European and American Oak.
Sherry seasoning brings a unique depth of flavour to the maturation process. That’s why the majority of The Glenrothes is matured in sherry seasoned oak casks, carefully produced to our exacting standards from near Jerez, Spain. These casks are all assessed and repaired at our own in-house cooperage, using time-honoured methods.
Our commitment to the most sought after sherry casks is driven by the knowledge that to make the best whisky, only the best wood will do.
The colour in each and every dram of The Glenrothes is derived only from our own casks, never altered. A testament to the skill of the whisky maker’s craft and to the natural quality of our authentic single malt.
A great single malt should be enjoyed with all the senses. That’s why we always maintain the natural cask colour of our whisky.
The Glenrothes is a hands-on, no frills distillery. From the people in the tun room and the stillhouse, to the warehouse workers and the room where our Master Whisky Maker noses the freshly drawn spirit, every one who works here contributes their passion and expertise towards a common goal.
The Master Whisky Maker
The Distillery Manager
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But this still tastes decent, you just have to drink it more slowly.. which many would consider a good thing.
It's quite rich and has a lasting after-warmth. A colleague thinks it compares with Seagrams Canadian whisky.
The description mentions bananas which I don't exactly detect but there is a caramelly aspect to it.
The bottle is annoyingly fat and the mouth is thick making for clumsy pouring.
This is a pain and contributes to the lost star. I'd sooner a plainer bottle at a cheaper price.
And on the subject of value, prices bob around a lot so unless you're in a hurry you may want to review prices for a bit.. for example, taking my links above.. the 12 yo malt is presently on at less than the 2yo blend. Which seems odd.
Like a witty, but undemanding friend this is an easy whisky to get on with - there's a lot of sophistication and detail in it, but it is also well balanced and undemanding and so it can vanish down your gullet at a startling rate if you aren't paying attention. It's warm on the nose, has a lot of flavour on the tongue, and leaves a delightful aftertaste. And despite having drunk far too much I was still half functional the morning after, which is going some.
I'm saving the rest for a special occasion.
The brand's signature bottle is attractive and different, with a rotund, barrel-esque shape. My bioscience student baby brother has called dibs on this when it's empty - he intends to use it to create a micro water habitat. The bottle has a narrow neck with a plastic-topped cork stopper. The one issue with this is that the narrow neck doesn't seem to be as safely supported by the card display/gift surround as it could be. The bottle I received had ripped through the card.
After a smooth start I find it ends with a slight touch of harshness. It gives the desire to try the 18 year old on the same line, which I suspect would be even more to my taste.
The only downside to this whisky is the box, which is not made to travel. The heavy bottle is held in place by a weak ring of cardboard around the top of the neck, a David and Goliath combat that is quickly lost during shipping. When I received my package the bottle was out of the box, which had ripped slightly.
I’m only giving it 4 stars because I’m hoping I’ll like the 18 year old even more, so I want to be able to rank that higher if need be.
This is an excellent whisky to have neat, as it is so smooth. I generally don't water mine down, unless it is particularly harsh, this, I don't think, would benefit from water much.
In summary, I would say this is a smooth and approachable whisky, with plenty of depth and complexity to keep you interested.
I experimented with added water, and found that the half-and-half that I use for ordinary cooking whisky diluted the flavour too much. Glenrothes to water 2:1 was much better, reducing the alcohol hit but keeping the fine flavour and the slight aftertaste of fudge.
This would make a great gift, of course, although the packaging is rather plain, and the chubby bottle had slipped out of it in transit. Luckily, Amazon's nested cartons and padding kept it safe.