2016

Glenrothes 18yo

"Sherry Finish PX" casks #8727-28

  • Distilled: 1997
  • Bottled: 2016
  • Vol: 58,2%
  • Outturn: 486
  • Code: W&M229

It is quite customary to see Glenrothes aged in Oloroso sherry casks, which give it a typically dry profile. Aiming at a softer and fruitier style, we chose to transfer these two casks into a Pedro Ximenez barrel (albeit a second fill one) for 28 months. The result actually tastes not like PX, but rather like a big and juicier Oloroso, which is what we had in mind. At the nose it is soft and only slightly winey, with a hint of mustiness, while the palate is defined by a huge fruity sherry: succulent, with a touch of cinnamon and toasted notes but also clean and not cloying at all. Only in the end a tannic character starts to develop, without ever betraying the warm softness.

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