Glenrothes 1979
Added on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 04:35 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 17 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1979 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 43.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Bottled 1996     (image from 1994 bottling)
Member Ratings and Notes
A burst of sweetness in the nose followed by notes of sherry. The sweetness is reminiscent of toasted brown sugar or grilled sugar cane. Lots of butter cream and soft peaches as well. This is like dessert. The sherry isn't the liveliest but it is still adds good dimension by way of baked fruit pie. A metallic tinge on the nose is present which is much like Ti Kuan Yin tea. Much more fruit on the palate: pear, apple, peaches. The sherry tastes a bit tired but gives it sweetness. Good texture that coats the palate initially but quickly becomes astringent leaving a crisp tartness and some fudge. There is a good bitterness on the finish: lime skins and dark green raw vegetables.  
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