Region – Speyside – ABV – 46%
Today we’re tasting the second Glenrothes single cask in the 2015 Scotch Whisky Advent Calendar bottled by Weymss Malts. This one is a 25yo that was matured in a sherry butt. The previous one, “Kumquat Cluster,” was a 22yo also matured in a sherry butt.
These guys seem to like big butts.
No, not that kind of butt! This kind (the one on the left, that is. The one on the right is a bourbon barrel):
Being that the “Kumquat Cluster” was perhaps the first Glenrothes I’ve truly enjoyed, I wonder if this big butt whisky will procure a similar result. Let us see…
On the nose — Very fragrant, almost incense like.
Damp sandalwood, indiscernible cooking spices, walk-in humidor, loads and loads of CT Shade Grown cigar wrappers, whisky spilt on a leather bound book, used books, cedar oil. I could live in this glass right now.
In the mouth — Orange oil, new suede, tinned fruits, orange juice/soy sauce mix for basting, warm honey, hints of clove.
Lightly oily mouthfeel.
Finish — Slightly spicy and fairly long with lasting citrus and used books.
In sum — These guys are going to turn me into an old-Glenrothes junkie! Drop dead gorgeous whisky.