Glenrothes 1998 Chieftain's
Added on Monday, Nov 7, 2011 at 09:35 PM
  Bottler: Ian Macleod & Co Ltd
  Age: 12 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1998 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 46.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $65 Availability: Specialty Stores
October 1998 / July 2011       Cask no. 16415       774 Bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
Snickers bar nose. Fig Newtons. Traditionally if not heavily sherried.

Palate is tangy and quite sweet -- borderline cloyingly so. Dried apricots, PX sherry aspects. Finish continues that tang at great length, sometimes more citrusy and lemony, and a little pepper.

Tasty stuff that doesn't make me dance -- it's kind of the wrong kind of sweetness at this intensity of sweetness, but it's enjoyable enough.  B/B-

n: Honey, saltwater taffy, and leather saddle.  It’s okay.


p:  Chili paste and honey, although not at all sweet.  One dimensional but warming.  A fireplace dram.


f:  A bitter flash-out 


N:  burnt sugar, port finish?, a weird funk in the background

P: sweet brown fruits, powdered sugar

F: med  candied finish with lots of rubber

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