Glenrothes 18 Year Old 1997 vintage 'Chocolate Orange Segment' Speyside single malt Scotch whiskey. Single cask hogshead bottled 2015 by Wemyss Malts. 357 bottles.
Nose: An enticing dark chocolate ganache is layered with raspberry coulis and cherry jam then finished with red berries, orange zest and a scattering of rose petals, all washed down with pink lemonade.
Palate: An exotic and indulgent mug of hot chocolate fortified with smoked rose paprika and spritzed with orange bitters and presented with chocolate muffins and baked plum tart.
Finish: The richness of freshly roasted coffee beans lingers with toasted pecans.
Glenrothes Single Malt Whiskey
Glenrothes Distillery was established in the narrow valley of the Rothes Burn on the west side of Rothes in the Speyside whiskey region by James Stuart & Co. in 1878. This is a large malt whiskey distillery owned by Berry Bros & Rudd of London, with eighteen washbacks, ten copper stills singing in their own mighty cathedral and has retained its traditional pagoda roof. Popular distillery releases include Glenrothes 1995, 1998 and Glenrothes Peated.