After previously taking a look at the Glenrothes 1985 bottling and the Alba Reserve from Glenrothes, we came across their latest vintage release, Glenrothes 1994 which hit store shelves a few months ago.
With the supply of Glenrothes 1991 slowly coming to end, Master Distiller John Ramsay knew he had to create something that could live up to some of the previous Glenrothes offerings.
John’s handiwork shows itself as you take that first sip of Glenrothes 1994. The whisky leads in with subtle hints of spice, apricot, and a sweet vanilla reminiscent of a crÃ¨me brulÃ©e .These flavors slowly caress your palate before it’s seduced even further by the presence of mint, barely there orange cream, and inklings of occasional basil.
These flavors lead into a finish filled with touches of milk chocolate intertwined with touches of black pepper.
Each sip of this whisky keeps playing with your palate and continuously introduces new flavors and a warming sensation that just makes you smile with glee.
Whatever John Ramsay’s been doing to create his whiskies, he continues to demonstrate that same artistry that Picasso demonstrated in his paintings, only with John it’s demonstrated through his nose and palate for picking just the right whisky to put to bottle.
Final Score 9/10