I have only had some of the more recent OB releases of Glenrothes and to be frank nothing really stood out for me. There wasn’t anything necessarily bad about them, they just didn’t leave much of an impression. Too middle of the road and “safe” for my likings. So which ones have I tried? I simply can’t remember. And no, it is not what you are thinking – I was enjoying in moderation each time. The surgeon general would be proud of my efforts. The reason I can’t remember, is a lot of the line is identified by year only and the labels and bottles all look the same. It is like a mini-version of my Bruichladdich confusion. In any event, I decided to give this Signatory bottling a try and see if it would be any different.
Color – Pale straw
Nose – Sweet, cola, rootbeer, watermelon jolly rancher.
Palate – Cream, spices, nice sweet tones (strawberries?), grassy, malt, hotter than I expected.
Finish – Full mouth feel, heat.
This Glenrothes was memorable I am happy to say. The nose was playful and interesting. The creaminess on the palate was a delight. I wanted to post a picture but I have to dig through the empty bottle stash to find it first. It was a hit so the contents were not long for this world. I will edit and post a picture as soon as I can find it.