When the Magazine “The Wine Enthusiast” ran a tasting of the 50 Very best Spirits of 2004, The Glenrothes Vintage 1974, bottled in 2003, were given the absolute best mark of all of them (a trifling 96 out of 100).
Martine Nouet, who writes for the enlightenment of all who read Whisky Magazine wrote this concerning the 1974: “Like being at a baker’s or in a confectionary shop. Elegant, comforting, conversational. Indoors summer dram.”
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Our tasting notes:
Nose: Leather seats in an antique luxury car, nut brittle, wealthy old fashioned toffee, aromatic floral and spice notes, creamy oak, malty honey on malt loaf, subtle hint of smoked honeycomb.
Palate: A large malty and juicy delivery that softens into dried fruit, creamy oak, banana fudge, honey on sultana toast, touches of floral and aromatric spice.
Finish: Creamy vanilla fudge, juicy sherry soaked dried fruit, malty, floral honey.
An old whisky that has not one of the overoaked quality of a few beyond 25 years old, classic Glenrothes mellow house style but with more fruit, a richer, juicier mouthfeel and more luxurious finish.
Produced in Scotland