The Glenrothes Vintage 1978 Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Another outstanding sherried The Glenrothes Vintage 1978 bottling, this time from 1978. Bottled in 2008, this was rated at 90.5 points in the Whisky Bible by Jim Murray, who found gooseberries, tobacco, honey, sultanas and vanilla pods amongst its many charms.
Truly a 1970’s classic, The Glenrothes Vintage 1978 is an outstanding vintage bottling. Distilled in 1978 and bottled in 2008. Glenrothes has always been universally acclaimed by blenders as an exceptional Speyside Malt. Each vintage is rare and has its own unique personality.
The Glenrothes Vintage 1978 is most likely the very last Glenrothes from the 1970s, comprised of a small selection of casks, hand-picked by John Ramsay, Malt Master. Each of these casks were chosen at their pinnacle of maturity.
This well-aged Glenrothes single malt was distilled back in February 1978, and left to rest for two decades. It was then bottled in 1999 as a restricted release (like what it says on the label!), with the tasting notes on the bottle suggesting notes of blackberry and vanilla.
This 1978 Vintage is most likely the very last Glenrothes from the 1970s, comprised of a small selection of casks, hand-picked by John Ramsay, Malt Master. Each of these casks were chosen at their pinnacle of maturity.
Appearance / Color:
Nose / Aroma / Smell:
Delicate aromas of fruit and butterscotch with sultanas and gooseberries.
Flavor / Taste / Palate:
Creamy and balanced palate with notes of caramel, vanilla and spices.
Medium finish with oaky and nutty outro