A 13-year-old single cask from the Glenrothes distillery bottled by Adelphi.
Distilled in 2007 this was drawn from a refill sherry butt (#10237) in 2021. 363 bottles at 59.2%.
Glenrothes in Speyside is a renowned single malt through the distillery's official bottlings, and while there have been some excellent independent bottlings, they are getting harder to find.
Founded in 1878 Glenrothes's quality saw it become a key ingredient in Cutty Sark and Famous Grouse, before emerging as a popular single malt in the '90s. A whisky that can be both fruity and sweet, slow distillation (and often extended aging) gives Glenrothes it's pleasingly thick and textural palate.
Nose: The nose opens with a light whiff of sulphur followed by Camp Coffee, espresso martini, porcini mushroom, miso, green tomatoes and crème caramel.
Palate: The earthy, savoury palate is swimming with fennel fronds, liquorice, Bovril, brown sugar and mushroom stock.
Finish: A lengthy, luscious finish.
Adelphi is one of the world's top independent bottlers of whisky. They acquire casks already matured to bottle, as opposed to maturing them themselves, and the Adelphi brand has been synonymous with top quality whisky in the post-2000 era. The company also owns the Ardnamurchan distillery on Scotland's east coast, which distilled its first spirit in 2014.
- Single Malt