The Glenrothes 1998 Vintage Scotch Whisky

This special vintage earned 92 points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
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Situated adjacent to the Burn of Rothes in the Speyside region of Scotland, The Glenrothes Distillery was founded by in 1879 by James Stuart, who had previously been employed at The Macallan Distillery. The distillery's history is marred by tragedy — in 1897, construction workers who were attempting to expand its capacity started a fire that consumed much of the distillery's equipment and infrastructure. Twenty-five years later, a fire in the distillery's original warehouse caused the loss of 200,000 gallons of maturing whisky. Despite having lost ten copper-pot stills in various accidents since its founding, the Glenrothes Distillery is now a picture of tranquility.

The Glenrothes Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made from plump, ripe Scottish barley, which is malted and fermented using water sourced from the Ardcanny and Brauchhill springs (the springs are situated adjacent to the distillery). Following fermentation, the grains are twice distilled through the Glenrothes' copper-pot stills. The stills, which were designed and fashioned to be exact replicas of the original stills installed in 1879, are incredibly tall and uniquely shaped, which contributes to the overall light and sweet flavor of the whisky. After distillation, The Glenrothes' stillmen remove the heads and tails of the distillate and preserve only the ""hearts"" for maturation (the hearts comprise less than 20% of the entire distillate). This vintage is latest core expression from The Glenrothes catalogue, following after the previous 1994 vintage. As well as the first bottling made with The Glenrothes Master Distiller Gordon Motion at the helm.

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Proof 86 (43% ABV)
Distiller/Bottler Name The Glenrothes Distillery
Size 750mL
Soft butterscotch aromas on the nose, dark chocolate flavors, notes of clove and cinnamon on the palate.
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