Friday, July 02, 2010
Day 183 Drink: The Glenrothes Alba Reserve
The Glenrothes Distillery was established in 1879 and for more than a century was used primarily as a blending whisky by a number of well known brands. In 1994, The Glenrothes launched its premium single malt whisky and the reception to the brand has been quite strong.
The Glenrothes Alba Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a Speyside Scotch aged exclusively in American oak ex-Bourbon barrels. It is only Glenrothes exclusively aged in ex-Bourbon barrels and it is also certified Kosher.
Glenrothes Alba Reserve pours a very pale straw color and has a flowery aroma that is on the sweet side. The flavor has toffee and vanilla notes in a soft and round base. Very smooth and inviting.