The Glenrothes Vintage 2004 Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
A 2004 vintage Glenrothes, distilled in March and left in sherry-seasoned oak until January 2017, when the single malt was bottled at 43% ABV. The sherry casks add a wonderful sweetness to the Speysider, with a hint of subtle smokiness in there too.
Released in April 2018, this vintage-dated Speyside single malt was all distilled in 2004. It matured in sherry-seasoned American oak and was selected by malt master Gordon Motion. Bottled at 43% ABV, there are only 3150 for the US market.
All of the The Glenrothes Vintage 2004 single malt is Vintage malt — whisky distilled and put in cask in a single year, then bottled as either a Reserve or Vintage when judged to be at its peak of maturity, character and flavor. At The Glenrothes, maturity matters more than age. Just 4 percent of the distillery’s capacity is released as single malt each year, ensuring that whisky lovers receive the best of the best. A combination of many factors, including an unusually slow distillation process in tall copper-pot stills, maturation in exceptional oak casks and a commitment to both craftsmanship and sustainability, delivers expressions with unique personalities and complex, well-poised balance.
Mango ice cream, with honeyed citrus peel, berry jam and boozy Christmas cake.
Creamy and silky, with more tropical fruit alongside citrus curd, oaky, earthy vanilla pod and a savoury herbaceous note.
Baking spice and dusty cocoa, with smoked nuts.