Glenrothes 1969 Duncan Taylor Peerless
Added on Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012 at 07:04 PM
  Bottler: Duncan Taylor
  Age: 41 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1969 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 44.20 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $330 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Distilled 7-23-69, bottled 3-2011, 120 bottles, cask 12881.
Member Ratings and Notes
Tim
 

N: Overripe apples. Light leatheriness. White pepper, hints of sherry. A very faint whiff of smoke. Apricot and a touch of peach. Pink grapefruit and a touch of cara cara orange. 

 

P: Light mouthfeel initially, gentle wood influence which gets chased off by the overripe apples. There's also a slightly sour-apple-candy kind of top note to it. Moderate maltiness underpins it. 
 
F: Heavy malt leads the finish wihich has the apples and fresh apple cider right behind it. Honey and a light touch of nutmeg. 
 
It's not bad. It still doesn't grab me; I want something to balance this as it gets a little runaway with the apple note on the palate.  
 
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