Glenrothes

Glenrothes 23 Years Old 1989 Cask Strength Collection (53.9%, Signatory, Refill Sherry Butt #24382, 651 Bottles, 2013)

Whisky Review: Glenrothes 1989 Aged 23 Years Signatory Cask Strength

  • Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
  • Origin: Glenrothes distillery
  • Bottling: Signatory, Cask Strength Collection, Cask 24382
  • ABV: 53.9%
  • Cost: £85.00

Glenrothes 1989 Signatory Cask Strength

What they say

Bottled by Signatory as part of their Cask Strength Collection, a range of vintage whiskies presented at their natural strengths, this Glenrothes 23 Year Old distilled 31/12/1989 and bottled 11/07/2013 comes from cask 24382, a refill Sherry butt. 651 bottles were produced.

What I say

Distilled in 1989 at Glen Rothes (!?) or Glenrothes distillery and matured in refill sherry butt for 23 years before bottling in 2013.

My tasting notes:

  • Colour: Dark Amber
  • Nose: Toffee, butterscotch, malted cereal barley, dried fruits, raisin, prune, fig, tobacco leaf and cigar boxes, tannic leather and chocolate
  • Taste: Full bodied, quite creamy but full of dark treacle, black cherries, toffee and cocoa, black forest gateaux with hints of cinnamon and clove spices
  • Finish: Long, bitter dark chocolate, dried fruits and wood spices, becomes drying

Overall

A delicious sherry-matured Glenrothes expression that reminded me of Black Forest Gateaux with its mixture of dark cherry and chocolate flavours and creamy texture.

Score 87/100

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