Glenrothes 15 Duthies
Added on Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012 at 06:56 PM
  Bottler: Cadenhead
  Age: 15 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 46.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $70 Availability: Specialty Stores
Member Ratings and Notes
Tim
 

N: Almost chalky at first. Malt and sugar. A little hay, some barley, maybe even a faint touch of mushroom. Going subjective and metaphor heavy, it makes me think of stew and fresh bread while corn is being harvested. There's a low-level meatiness to this that's unexpected behind the sharper notes.

 

P: Thick mouthfeel to start. Has a slightly butyric, pukey note at first but it fades. Moderate malty sweetness, a little white pepper. A little ripe apple and gentle pepper.

 

F: Leads with white pepper, a little touch of dried fruit and then orange lavors. Maltiness brings up the rear but again, there's something off. Kind of a weird wood-meets-root-veggies note with a dash of celery.

 

There's something about the nose that's kind of viscerally appealing to me. Unfortunately the palate and finish have off notes that confuse the issue.  

 
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