GLENROTHES 22 ans 1995 First Fill Sherry American Oak Antipodes


Colour: burnished gold with copper tinges.

Nose: rich, complex. On the first nose, fragrances of honeysuckle, salted butter caramel, wild rose and strong spices (clove, nutmeg) form an elegant yet assertive first sequence. Allowed to breathe, notes of peanut, praline and oak precede far more oxidative aromas (brandied cherries, sherry vinegar) in a very distinguished sequence.

Palate: lively yet creamy. Giving its own take on the oxidative character of the nose, the attack is above all chocolatey and honeyed (heather). On the mid-palate, a few floral tones (iris, rose) and candied citrus fruits (lemon, grapefruit) continually draw the flavour palette higher. The milky end of the palate (coconut, agave) also reveals juicy fruits (pear, Mirabelle plum).

Finish: long, well-balanced. The deeply malty finish wavers between a very pure vegetal bitterness (sage, verbena), notes of dried fruit (date, fig) and toffee. The ethereal end of the finish at times evokes a raspberry brandy. On the retro-nasal olfaction, flavours of rose petal and exotic fruits (pomegranate, lychee) appear alongside notes of endive, mocha coffee and ginseng root. The empty glass is empyreumatic (wood varnish, beeswax).

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SKU: 62066 Categories: , Brand: Volume: 70clReference: 62066


Owned exclusively by the Edrington Group since 2017, the Glenrothes distillery has been the victim of fire on several occasions, in 1897, 1903, 1922 and most recently in 1962. In the most devastating fire in 1922 Warehouse 1 was completed destroyed and 900,000 litres of alcohol went up in smoke. Since 1989, its still room, nicknamed The Cathedral, has housed five wash stills and five spirit stills. Unusually these days, it also has its own cooperage. Subtle interlaces of floral, fruity, spicy and woody sequences, its palette of flavours and aromas wavers throughout the tasting between a minimalist classicism and a proudly assumed freedom of tone.

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Weight 1.850 kg


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