Made up of ten different vintages from the past three decades; (1989, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007) The Glenrothes Vintage Reserve (40% ABV) is said to be the expression that best epitomises the distillery’s single malt philosophy of bottling whisky only once it has reached the peak of its maturity.
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The combination of vintages has helped create a balanced whisky with mature experience and vibrant youth: the most venerable constituent brings mellow oak and dried fruits. The younger vintages add soft, mature, sweet vanilla notes and the more youthful vintages add exuberance and lemon citrus notes.
Commenting on the launch, Ronnie Cox, The Glenrothes Brand Heritage Director, said: “This is our most complex Reserve to date. Unlike other malts that bottle by age, we choose whiskies that represent the best of a particular year and marry them together when they are ready. That is in contrast to many distillers who bottle simply based on the age of a whisky. The emphasis is on the quality, taste and flavour of the whisky – not the age.”
Having originally launched in Taiwan late last year, The Glenrothes Vintage Reserve will be available later this month in the UK and globally from specialist retailers for a RRP of £39.99.
Source: Quercus Communications