Whisky Review: Glenrothes 2006 Celebration of the Cask
- Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
- Origin: Glenrothes distillery
- Bottling: Càrn Mòr, Celebration of the Cask
- ABV: 65.5%
- Cost: £70.13
What they say
A single cask bottling of Glenrothes single malt Scotch whisky, presented as part of the Celebration of the Cask range by Càrn Mòr. It was distilled in 10/05/2006 and matured in a Sherry butt for 11 years before bottling on 26/06/2017. Only 610 of these were produced.
What I say
Another sample kindly received from Tom at Toms Whisky Reviews
Produced by Morrison & Mackay under their Càrn Mòr brand single cask range, Celebration of the Cask.
Distilled in 2006 at Glenrothes distillery this was matured in a single sherry butt for 11 years before bottling at cask strength.
My tasting notes:
- Appearance: Dark ruby amber (14/20), medium tears leave beaded legs
- Nose: Toffee, butterscotch and caramel, Caramac bars, floral and sweet, buttery, cherry and cinnamon tray bakes, ginger spice, leather tannins, berry jam, cloves, nutty chocolate flapjacks.
- Taste: Syrupy and sweet, full of red and dried fruit jams, dried figs, raisin, treacle and molasses, some pepper and cinnamon spices, malt loaf and fruit cake spiced with clove, mace and star anise.
- Finish: Medium-long, warming, spiced or mulled sherry, red berry jam
A very fruity, sweet and spiced sherry influence with hints of some of the more favourable flavours for me such as nut and chocolate. Plenty of spice and sweetness masks any potentially spirit nature and there is far too much going on to overlook the fact this is only 11 years old. In fact its youth helps here as it really is quite a lively character on the palate.
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