Located in Rothes, the Glenrothes distillery was founded in 1878. Between 1963 and 1989, the number of its stills increased from four to ten and in 1993, a first 1979 vintage was born. Its single malt is notably used in the composition of the famous blended scotch Cutty Sark and The Famous Grouse. With absolutely remarkable balance and depth, the aromatic and gustatory palette of this version also shows a rare fullness. Subtle blend of accomplished maturity and youthful spirit, note after note, it reveals a hilly landscape whose colorful colors evoke with great realism the region of Speyside.

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Colour: Orangey copper.

Nose: Dense, complex. The first nose successively reveals passion fruit, ash, sleet, hydrocarbons (fuel), milky peat, almonds, lemons, pears, peppers (Cayenne), iodine and salt. Allowed to breathe, white flowers pierce the tarmac. The aromatic palette then becomes magnificently herbaceous (white mint), peppery and ever more floral (white lilac, lily of the valley).

Palate: Both lively and unctuous. Like the first nose, the attack on the palate oscillates in particular between passion fruit, peat and limes. Along the way, she adds a few vanilla pods and chocolate chips. Absolutely delicious, the mid-palate sees the peat completely coating the palate with minty, spicy (cloves, star anise) and camphor flavors. Particularly saline, the aftertaste is marked by notes of shellfish, sea spray, fleur de sel and licorice stick.

Finish: Long, concentrated. At the start of the finish, lavender honey, zan, oily peat, soot, flavors of agave, bitumen, smoked fish, eucalyptus, incense, candied lemons, coconut milk and fresh walnuts revisit the nose and mouth. The retro-olfaction provides the pleasant sensation of smoking a finely herbaceous and spicy Havana. In unison, the empty glass reveals passion fruit, limes, oily peat and sleet.


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Weight 1.170 kg


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