Whisky Review: The Glenrothes Select Reserve

The Glenrothes Select Reserve is a single malt Scotch whisky produced by The Glenrothes Distillery.

Inspired by Krug Grande Cuvée, The Glenrothes used parts of several casks from different years to create Select Reserve. At the beginning it was made as a house style whisky but then it became the only whisky made consistently every year. Perhaps this is the embodiment of The Glenrothes philosophy: maturity is more important than age. The Select Reserve represents the essence of the range, both olfactive and taste qualities. These taste qualities were rewarded with a double gold medal at the 2007 San Francisco Spirit Awards.

The Glenrothes Select Reserve is bottled at its peak of maturity and flavor, after being aged in American and Spanish oak casks, and after two years of careful tasting and selection. The nose lasts for a long time and consists in plum flavors, orange zest, brioche and calvados. It will pamper your palate with delicious aromas of creamy vanilla and mixed notes of malt that are carefully complemented by a fresh twist of citrus. The finish is slightly spicy, with flavors of nuts and orange. The Select Reserve  is a whisky that can be enjoyed both before and after dinner.

The distillery was built in 1878 by James Stuart & Co who already owned another distillery, Macallan . The first distillation takes place on, the same day as the railway disaster of the Tay Bridge.



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