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1998 The Glenrothes, Speyside, Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 43%

The Glenrothes, Speyside, Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 43%
Discover one of The Glenrothes’ most "summery" expressions. With lovely hints of citrus fruit this vintage 1998 was described by Gordon Motion, The Glenrothes’ Malt Master, as "Carmen Miranda's hat in a bottle. Tropical fruits lead with pineapple and mango developing into sweet bananas, coconut and classic Glenrothes vanilla pods."

Our vintage 1998 has a high proportion (c. 45%) of 1st fill American Sherry oak cask; 5% from 1st fill Spanish Sherry and a unusually high amount of Bourbon casks (12%) giving it its rich vanilla notes. 

This expression is the next Core Vintage to follow the Vintages 1991 and 1994. It is one of the first of the Vintages expressly laid down at origin to be bottled as The Glenrothes on maturity. As a result it is anticipated that The Glenrothes Vintage 1998 will have greater longevity than some of the earlier vintages.

The comparatively youthful The Glenrothes Vintage 1998 boasts a nose of spicy vanilla, golden syrup and lemongrass. The palate is gentle and quite sweet, with vanilla custard and cinnamon notes.
The Glenrothes Distillery, Speyside


The Glenrothes, Speyside, Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 43%
The first of the Glenrothes vintages to emerge since new Malt Master, Gordon Motion, took over. So accuse it of being too simple on the palate -caramel and spice feature heavily- but for our money, that's the charm of this gentle drink.
(10 Best Scotch Whiskies, I The Paper for Today, Jan 2014)

The Glenrothes, Speyside, Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 43%
Product: 3908
Vintage: 1998
Style: 43% alcohol
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