Review #522. Glenrothes 13yr Single Cask 2003 #5578, Kansas State Selection

Review #522 | /r/Scotch Review #187 – The Glenrothes Single Cask #5578

The Schtick: This is a single cask from Glenrothes, matured in sherry.

Distiller: Glenrothes (Speyside)

Bottler: Glenrothes

ABV: 56.8% ABV

Age: 13 Years (2003 -> 2016)

Cask: #5578

Bottle: One of 552

Additional Information: Bottled for Kansas

Source: Sample

Nose: Honey and leather. Big sherry, tobacco, custard, stewed fruits and caramel.

Taste: Medium mouthfeel, nice nuttiness. Caramel, vanilla, butter cream, stewed fruits. It’s really rich and sweet.

Finish: Long with some heat – pepper and tobacco make an appearance here. Nutty caramel, cream and some funky sherry sulfur.

Overall: Really pretty impressive. This profile is so similar to GlenDronach, it’s really interesting. It’s like a GlenDronach Single Cask Lite. In a good way.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7


1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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