Official tasting notes:
Nose: Gingerbread, strawberries and lemon bon bons. Grassy and herbal.
Palate: Big and oily, faint white pepper, custard tarts and peaches in syrup.
Finish: Slightly drying with lingering syrupy fruit cocktail.
Cadenhead’s ‘Small Batch’ Glenrothes-Glenlivet 20 Year Old Cask Strength 700ml 53.1%
Ex-bourbon cask whisky that was distilled in 1996.
700ml: 53.1% alc
Cask Type: Bourbon
Bottler: Wm Cadenhead
Cadenhead’s have released some dynamic Glenrothes indies throughout the years, and this beauty is up there with the best of them. The whisky was matured in 4 x bourbon hogsheads and then bottled at cask strength in 2016 yielding 1314 bottles. As with all Cadenhead expressions, the whisky is non-chill filtered with no added colouring.
About Glenrothes Distillery.
The distillery was founded in 1878 by James Stuart & Co and is located beside the Burn of Rothes in Speyside. The water used in the process of making the Glenrothes spirit comes from two natural springs, the Ardcanny and the Brauchhill, just a couple of miles upstream.