[Quick review] The Glenrothes - Whisky Maker's Cut 48.8%

I have had this bottle of the Glenrothes Whisky Maker’s Cut for a while now and I can’t believe I have never reviewed it fully, so it’s time to get stuck in before the bottle ends up in the recycling!

Distillery: The Glenrothes

Bottler: Distillery

Age: NAS

Distilled: n'a

Bottled: n/a

Cask: first-fill sherry sesonned casks

Abv: 48.8%

Unchillfiltered: Yes

Natural Colour: Yes

Nb of bottles: n/a

Price: around £45

Extra: Part of the Soleo Collection

My tasting notes:

Nose: Very Sherry forward, dried fruit, nuts, vanilla, a little orange, caramel, treacle, floral notes too (orange blossom /jasmine), slight oak spice / fresh oak, strawberry jam, a little milk chocolate & hints of leather, sugarcoated almonds. Very inviting!

Palate: Creamy first with spice coming next, walnut, dried oak, milk chocolate with a dusting of bitter cocoa, dark berries, spiced stewed plums, barley sugar, some burnt caramel, a bit of cinnamon, espresso bitterness.

Finish: Warning, nutty, leather, raisins, quite drying oak again, dark chocolate, cinnamon, black pepper, nutmeg, dark molasses, slight burnt /charred wood.

With water: The floral notes seem to disappear on the nose, replaced by old bookcase and a hint of tar. The palate is a little more citric & the finish is a bit hotter.
For me it is without water.

What a tasty modern sherried dram which you can enjoy without having to remortgage the house!

Slàinte all!


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