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Product of: United Kingdom
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The Glenrothes launched this limited edition John Ramsay Legacy bottling to mark the Malt Master’s retirement in September 2009. This is a unique non-vintage blend of thirty casks personally selected by John, all second fill American oak sherry casks from vintages ranging from 1973 to 1987.
Each bottle of the John Ramsay Legacy limited edition is individually numbered and presented in an oak box with a hidden drawer at the base holding a booklet with tasting notes by John Ramsay. Incidentally, The Edrington Group’s Malt Master John Ramsay’s signature and tasting notes have been on each and every label of The Glenrothes since 2004.
Review and Tasting
Sampled before 1st May 2011
Medium golden with green tinges.
Tight nose loosens with some water to reveal the signature Glenrothes linseed oily nose with bracken, oily smoked mackerel, lightly salted and spiced vanilla.
Fabulously integrated and complex palate is initially oily going to macadamia nut, then vanilla, through to slight wood smoke, ending in salty warm spices such as nutmeg. Zesty marmalade runs throughout with controlled sherry notes and balanced oak.
Huge finish has oaky vanilla with warming spices and fruitcake.