An 11-year-old single cask from the Glenrothes distillery, bottled by Infrequent Flyers.
This was distilled 13 May 2009 and bottled August 2020 as an 11-year-old.
This was drawn from Pedro Ximenez sherry puncheon #6343 and bottled at 59.1%. There are 611 bottles in the release.
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.
Nose: Brown sugar, coconut and morello cherries. Heavily stewed raisins and sultanas. Treacle coffee.
Palate: Super sweet, rich and velvety. Really big raisin and sultana notes, reminiscent of clootie dumplings. Mocha anf cocoa. Just a hint of cinnamon.
Finish: Long and syrupy. Deveptively smooth - no indication that this sits at a chunky 59.1%.
Infrequent Flyers is part of the Alistair Walker Whisky Company, which was established in 2018. Walker, son of Billy Walker (GlenDronach/BenRiach-now-GlenAllachie), has over two decades of working around Scotch whisky in various capacities.
The name Infrequent Flyers refers to the cask selection process and Alistair’s penchant for discovering and introducing excellent single casks from distilleries not often experienced as single malts. These includes malts earmarked for blended and sometimes owned by bigger companies who have not released them regularly or consistently to the market.
- Single Malt