The Glen of Dounie on the edge of the town of Rothes is the location for what has become a very popular whisky in recent years. Glenrothes Distillery, First opened in 1879 and used mainly for the Cutty Sark premium blend the squat round Glenrothes bottle is now instantly recognizable by Single Malt enthusiasts.
Whisky: Wemyss “Ginger Spice” 1988 Glenrothes 24 year old single malt
*Cask # 4249 – Sherry Butt – 46% non-chill filtered*
“Ginger Spice” Glenrothes 24yo
Colour: Tarnished Gold – light for a 24 year old sherry cask (perhaps second fill?)
Nose: Ginger lemon cookies coated in sugar crystals and infused with cinnamon and nutmeg.
Palate: Sweet poached apple/mandarin wrapped in a soft gingerbread layer.
Finish: Evolving citrus character and sweet clove lingering on.
Water: Brings out a lasting slightly zesty sweet citrus finish.
**Curt from All Things Whisky has also been “Tasting” along with the calendar. Check out his notes HERE.
This is a really lovely sherried whisky. The cask has not been allowed to overpower the spirit at all and could be for a 24 year old one of the most delicate sherried whiskies I have ever had.
Just delicious and a great way to continue to celebrate Advent and the last few days before Christmas.
This amazing whisky is available only from the following retailers in the very limited quantity of 60 bottles:
Well, I hope you have been enjoying this last little buildup to Christmas.
Tomorrow we head off shore to visit a very rare independent bottling from A.D. Rattray for our Christmas Eve dram.
So finish your shopping early, make sure the kids are in bed and the fire is roaring. Grab your Spiegelau whisky tumbler and join me on the couch for a real treat.
See you on Christmas Eve …