Glenrothes 11 Years Old 2007 Mossburn No. 26

Glenrothes 11 Years Old 2007 Mossburn No. 26

What they say:

  • Established in 1878
  • Mostly goes to sherry
  • This is one of the classic reasons for going to an Independent Bottler; it is an opportunity to try something that is not normally on the market; our bottling has not been in sherry; so arguably an opportunity to see the canvas beneath the paint

Tasting note:

  • Immediate aromas of lightly roasted barley rather than oak followed by a little malty barely sugar and Scottish shortbread sweetness. Developing into orange blossom, dried peel and vanilla oak
  • On the palate soft orange marmalade, vanilla pastry and ginger with that spicier structure coming through a little later

What I say

Following on from Mossburn No 24 North British Grain we move to a single malt from Glenrothes distillery in Speyside, again matured in Hogsheads, highlighting the difference between single malt and single grain whiskies.

  • ABV 46%
  • Age 11 Years Old
  • Bottler Mossburn
  • Bottling Vintage Casks No.26
  • Cask Hogsheads
  • Category Single Malt Whisky
  • Cost £65
  • Origin Glenrothes Distillery
  • Outturn n/a
  • Region Speyside
  • Released 2019
  • Vintage 2007

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance Vin Gris (1/20), quick, medium-fine tears and thin legs.
  • Nose Malty cereal barley, mushroom, umami, shortbread biscuits, fresher, citrus, lemon, baked apple pie and candied peel.
  • Taste Full-bodied, unctuous barley malt, touch of white pepper spice and ginger heat, apple pear, grassy cereal, hay, marmalade with candied peel, biscuity malt and sharp & spicy towards the end.
  • Finish Long, drying and spiced sour lime notes persist.
  • Overall Again another insight into unerderlying spirit character with masses of maltiness present from Glenrothes. Slightly less vanilla/wood/cask influence though this is a little younger too.

Score 83/100

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