The Glenrothes releases Sherry Cask ReserveBy Melita Kiely
Speyside distillery The Glenrothes has released its first ever all-first-fill Sherry cask Scotch whisky, The Glenrothes Sherry Cask Reserve.
Sherry Cask Reserve is mostly matured in European oak, giving flavours of dried fruit with Sherry top notes.
The casks used to make the new expression are specially made in Jerez, southern Spain, at a cost five times greater than ex-Bourbon casks.
The front label details flavour notes as observed by Malt master Gordon Motion: “Spicy ginger, orange peel, and Sherry oak.”
“The texture is deliciously creamy, a hallmark of The Glenrothes, which develops into a kaleidoscopic rainbow of soft spicy and fruity flavours on the palate, balanced in perfect harmony with lingering overtones of sherry and Spanish oak.”
Bottled at 40% abv,The Glenrothes Sherry Cask Reserve will be available from brand owner Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits and its representatives in key markets for an RRP of £55 per 700ml bottle.