Official tasting notes:
Nose: Peanut butter, figs and treacle
Palate: Chewy. Orange zest and juicy sultanas. Hint of ginger in background
Finish: Nutmeg, paprika with orange peel and brown sugar.
Cadenhead’s ‘Small Batch’ Glenrothes-Glenlivet 20 Year Old Cask Strength 700ml 56.2%
Ex-sherry butt whisky, distilled in 1997.
Cask Type: Sherry Butt
Bottler: Wm Cadenhead
Bottled: February 2018
From the extensive collection of W.M. Cadenhead ‘Small Batch’ independent bottlings comes this 20-year-old year old single malt, distilled by the 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.
The spirit was laid to rest in 1997 in a trio of re-fill sherry butts and then bottled in 2018 yielding 1524 bottles. Like all Cadenhead’s small batch expressions, this whisky is non-chill filtered with no added colouring.