No age statement
Category: Speyside single malt whisky
Product of: United Kingdom
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. Read more
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.
Closure: Natural cork stopper