Scotland > Speyside > Scotch and Other Whiskies > Single Malt > Glenrothes
Our latest and greatest Kensington Wine Market exclusive single cask is our Berry's "Mystery Speyside" 1995 KWM Cask, bottled at 48.9%. The whisky was matured 23 years in a sherry cask, which I suspect it was a Refill sherry seasoned American Oak Hogshead;but who knows... yet more mystery! 246 total bottles sourced from Glenrothes... oh and it comes with a tube!
Andrew's Tasting Note
Nose: brandy soaked cherries, ripe plums and fig jam; loads of creamy floral vanilla, bright tangy Manuka honey and juicy orange pith; decadent and velvety.
Palate: sweet, creamy and coating with great body; the whisky starts slow and rapidly ballons on the palate like a soft, plush, velvety sponge; loads of orchard fruits: brandy soaked cherries, dried apricots, ripe plums and more fig jam; the floral vanilla, tangy Manuka honey and juicy oranges are still there with some decadent spice and soft earthy leather.
Finish: fresh, fruity, floral and creamy; the orchards fruits linger long with floral vanilla and more decadent spices.
Comment: it takes a lot to get me excited about Glenrothes, especially sherried Glenrothes, but this is excellent; the distillery's signature floral-citrus character shines through, buttressed by juicy orchard fruits, rich honey and vevety vanilla; I hope BBR never turns the taps off, they keep offering us amazing casks; no frills, no fancy bottles, just great tasting and amazing value whisky!
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