The award-winning Glenrothes Bourbon Cask Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky has won Double Gold Medal at the WSWA Tasting Competition in 2016 and received 95 Points (Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation) at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge the year before. It combines the best of both the American and Scotch whisk(e)y industries.
Matured exclusively in American oak ex-Bourbon casks, the Bourbon Cask Reserve is an exceptional single malt Scotch whisky. It delivers coconut and vanilla in abundance and is soft and mellow with a crème brulée flavor. Certified kosher.
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).
The Glenrothes is an award-winning Speyside single malt of exceptional quality and a pioneer in the Scotch whisky industry. All our Single Malt is Vintage Whisky. And when we say Vintage, we don't just mean aged; we mean whisky distilled in a particular year that has reached its peak of maturity, character and flavor. At which point, we have a choice to make: to either bottle these rare and finite expressions as Single Vintages, or marry them together in perfect harmony to create one of our exquisite Reserves.
This distinctive whisky received 95 Points (Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation), at the 2015 Ultimate Spirits Challenge, and a Double Gold Medal at the 2016 2016 WSWA Tasting Competition.
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80 (40% ABV)
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Pale straw, clear and bright coloring. The bouquet has fresh, floral notes, coconut, American oak with notes of lilac mingling with scents of vanilla. The palate is soft and mellow with notes of crème brûlée and berry fruits. The finish is medium length, smooth and sweet.