Review #828 – Scotch Malt Whisky Society 30.100 The Glenrothes 20yr “An Abundance of Fruit Cake”

Review #828 | /r/Scotch Review #279 – Scotch Malt Whisky Society 30.100: Glenrothes 20yr “An Abundance of Fruit Cake”

The Schtick: This is a 20 year old bottling of distillate produced at The Glenrothes and bottled by the Scotch Malt Whisky Society after spending 20 years in an ex-sherry 2nd fill butt.



Distiller: The Glenrothes

Bottler: SMWS (Scotch Malt Whisky Society)

Designation: 30.100 | An abundance of fruit cake

ABV: 56.5% ABV

Age: 20 Years

Distilled: 4/17/1997

Bottled: 2017

Bottle: One of 636

Maturation: 2nd Fill Sherry Butt

Source: Sample


Nose: Syrup, honey, toffee. Incredibly rich sherry. Nutty, figs, dates, nougat. Caramel, vanilla cream, sweet cocoa.

Taste: Thick, rich. Raisins, honey, toffee, sherry. Caramel, nougat, dates, figs. Sweet, buttery popcorn. Some heat. One of the richest mouth feels that I have experienced yet. There’s some heat here, though.

Finish: Long, the richness continues. A bit of heat. Super sweet, loaded with honey roasted peanuts, caramel, toffee, nougat. Nutty, sweet sherry. Rich figs, dates, fruits out the wazoo.

Overall: If it weren’t for the heat in the palate / finish this would be a 10/10. That said, the richness is incredible here. The fruits are intense and the caramel / nougat sherry influence is just bonkers. Well done on this barrel, SMWS, well done.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 9


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