Glenrothes 12 Vintage Reserve
Glenrothes 12 Vintage Reserve is a combination of ten vintages from Glenrothes, using whiskies that are said to some of the finest examples of their individual vintages. The first release was made up of whiskies from 1989, said to offer dried fruit and oak notes. 1992, 1997, 1998 (over a quarter of the vatting with plenty of vanilla), 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 (bringing uplifting citrus elements).
Nose: That citrus certainly comes through but soon richer, honeyed fruit cake with fresh red cherry emerges.
Palate: More red berries and nutty, light fruit cake, apple skin and creamy caramels.
Finish: Sweet nuts, honey and lemon and a hint of cranberry.
What some of our whisky enthusiast friends have said about Glenrothes 12 Vintage Reserve
Quote 1 “This bottle is getting harder to find now that the line has switched to age statements. That is a shame because this bottle is liquid gold. Beautiful on the nose and on the palate. Vanilla, caramel, dried fruit, this is quintessential speyside. Buy it before it disappears.”
Quote 2 “Glenrothes are so known for their vintages that the reserves they produce often get overlooked. And this one truly should not be. It’s an incredible feat, combining over ten of the vintages into one harmonious dram. It’s fabulous. You can taste all the hallmarks of the Glenrothes—the vanilla, citrus, fruit—-it’s all there as is the spice. This one is a real keeper and affordable too!”
Quote 3 “Glenrothes has been a vintage driven line for a few decades now, so it made perfect sense for them to create a house taste combining their top ten vintages. So much complexity here. So much flavor as it dances inside your mouth.”