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
- 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.
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