The Glenrothes Alba Reserve/Bourbon Cask Reserve

Country: Scotland
Region: Speyside
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 40%
Score: 84 points

The Glenrothes Alba Reserve. This whisky was originally released as the Alba Reserve, but has been re-labeled as the Bourbon Cask Reserve as of 2015 in many markets. It’s a rarity from The Glenrothes: exclusively matured in first-fill American Oak casks and certified as meeting Jewish kosher dietary laws. (Sherry cask-aged whiskies, which make up the rest of the Glenrothes range, do not meet those standards). The nose is green apples and fruity, with notes of honey and brown sugar. The taste is tart and well-balanced, with notes of fresh wood and chili peppers. The finish is spicy, lingering, and long. If you’ve ever wondered how The Glenrothes would taste in a bourbon cask expression, seek out this one. (Updated September, 2015)

Mark GillespieSeptember 12, 20130 comments

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