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Glenrothes Select Reserve

Hint of Raisins

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@UisgeJonReview by @UisgeJon

20th Jan 2013

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  • Nose
    19
  • Taste
    22
  • Finish
    18
  • Balance
    17
  • Overall
    76

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Nose: Sweet, a warm and floral nose. I get rose, honeysuckle, some raisins... pretty lovely. A hint of nuttiness there as well.

Palate: Oh, this is kinda different. I like it! It always excites me when I'm able to find a new profile that I haven't encountered yet. I appreciate what this has to offer. Although nothing amazing, I like that it's something new to me. Some hay, some citrus, raisins, followed by some more floral notes. A couple drops of water brought forward some more spices, like nutmeg. Not bad at all.

Finish: Ah, disapointing... this dram had a lovely little crescendo in the middle going for it, and I was hoping it would continue to grow to the finish. But, alas, that's not the case. It drops off, dissapears pretty quick. What you do get is some nuts, vanilla, and citrus, but it makes a run for the hills pretty quickly.

Definitely decent. A bit soft, but worth drinking.

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8 comments

@Victor
Victor commented

I have found with Glenrothes Select Reserve that letting the glass take some air for about 20 to 30 minutes improves it.

9 years ago 0

@UisgeJon
UisgeJon commented

Thanks for that heads up. I will definitely give it another go with some time in the glass! I'll let you know how it goes.

9 years ago 0

@BlissInABarrel
BlissInABarrel commented

Great review! Have you had other glenrothes? There's a Montgomery private label of glenrothes barreled in 1992 and bottled in 2002. 92 proof non chill filter that may be to your liking

9 years ago 0

@UisgeJon
UisgeJon commented

Thanks for the encouragement Bliss! I haven't tried that. We'll talk!

9 years ago 0

@BlissInABarrel
BlissInABarrel commented

Yeh the glenrothes 1985 is yummy. I think the 1998 gets time to get used to. I would probably have to try it again because I thought it was a bit astringent.

9 years ago 0

@BlissInABarrel
BlissInABarrel commented

I'd like to hear your pov when you try them!

9 years ago 0

@UisgeJon
UisgeJon commented

You just threw three differnt Glenrothes at me... so which is it? The 1992, 1985 or 1998? Haha.

9 years ago 0

@BlissInABarrel
BlissInABarrel commented

I think the 1992 cask strength would be to your liking

9 years ago 0

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