The Glenrothes 1991 - Whisky Review
by Alain Gayot
If you're an aficionado of The Glenrothes
Scotch whisky desperate for a new release, wait no more.
The rare 1991 vintage from selected casks is finally out.
The old-fashioned hand grenade-shaped bottle boasts a unique
label with specific handwritten tasting notes from that
cask. Master Distiller John Ramsay determined our specimen
expresses berry fruit, vanilla and butterscotch, but we’re
not talking ice cream here.
more like gunpowder. The listed flavors are subjective and
will evolve according to the surroundings, food and mood
you're in, but there is no doubt that the folks over at
the Speyside distillery have packed an elegant beverage
with depth and balance in this detonating bottle.
typical characteristics of The Glenrothes are all here,
of course, but the emphasis is on vanilla and butterscotch
flavors,” stated Alexis Pagis, Brand Manager of The
Glenrothes. “Like each of The Glenrothes' Vintages
that have come before it, the 1991 is unique, providing
those fortunate enough to enjoy its richness with a new
and exciting Single Malt experience of unmatched excellence.”
distillery—which is controlled by Skyy Spirits, a
subsidiary of Milan-based
Gruppo Campari—bottles just two percent of its whisky
as a Single Malt to ensure exceptional quality. Of the sixteen
Vintages released by The Glenrothes, fourteen have completely
sold out. And to date, only five Single Casks have been
made available, with a bottle of 1966 selling for £1,000.
The Glenrothes is matured in both Spanish and American oak
casks—the best of both worlds.
recommended retail price for The Glenrothes 1991 Vintage
Malt is $77.99. While that's a hefty sum, The Glenrothes
will definitely be a valuable addition to your liquor armory,
as it certainly will deliver an explosion of scents, flavors
and contentment. It's a good investment, but what’s
up with the synthetic cork? Then again, plastic and explosives
kind of go together.
$77.99 for 750 ml bottle
For more information, visit www.theglenrothes.com