Glenrothes 23 Years Old 1989 Cask 24382 – Cask Strength ~ 53.9% (Signatory Vintage)

53.9% ABV, £85 for 70cl

Score: Score: 87/100

Glenrothes 1989 Signatory Cask Strength

What they say:

A 1989 vintage Glenrothes from independent bottlers Signatory as part of their Cask Strength Collection. Owned by Berry Brothers & Rudd, the Glenrothes brand uses a large amount of sherry barrels in their longer aged expressions and sometimes sell such casks off, such as this refill sherry butt. A healthy 651 bottles came out of the cask – the angel’s loss is our gain.

What I say:

Colour:

Dark Amber

Nose:

Toffee, malted cereal barley, tannic leather and chocolate

Taste:

Dark treacle, black cherries, toffee and cocoa, black forest gateaux

Finish:

Long, dark chocolate and dried fruits