Glenrothes 2006 10 YO
Glenrothes 2006 10 YO, 57.3 %
The whisky was distilled in 2006, matured in a sherry cask, and bottled in 2016. The total outturn was 150 bottles.
Nose: Cool and a bit dusty. Oak, raisins and figs. Deep and dark noes of red berries. It is almost like nosing a heavy, Italian red wine. Comes across as very solid and well integrated.
Taste: Full-bodied. Black peppercorns! Quite spicy overall. Fruity, with apples in addition to the dried and sherry infused fruits. Lovely mouth-coating honey-like sweetness.
Finish: Medium long finish. A touch more oak now. A touch bitter as well. The sweetness dissipates first, then the fruit dies away and the oakiness is all we are left with.
Comments: The best Glenrothes I have had, as far as I can recall.
Sláinte! - Thomas