The KOTQ has enjoyed 4 tastings from the Glenrothes distillery

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Distillery Region Open Blends
Glenrothes Speyside 1879 – Today Cutty Sark and Famous Grouse
       
Status Ownership Water Source Production
Active The Edrington Group Ladys Well 5,600,000 liters/year
       
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GLENROTHES yo 01Q3 – GLENROTHES 12 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Light caramel
Faint – woodsy, nutty (reminded me of a \”Macallan\”)
Thin – meek
Some sweetness, sugars, wine type flavor
Gentle bite like the kiss of a Gamma Phi coed
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Centennial
Brunette
Almond
lusty – sociable
Fat – Heraldry
Basket HR of Sammy Soma
Big fan … I like it
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Cyclone
Amber
Peppery with pecans/almonds intertwined
oily consistent
Kind, lets you examine it without attacking you
gives you enough data but isn’t pushy
Nice. OK.
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Irving
Toasted Almond
Soapy peat, Hint of lemongrass
medium body, light legs
HEAVY DETERGENT, middle tongue
lingers
unimaginative, but easy to drink
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Lakeview
Caramel
Vanilla cream
Salty
Lingering, like a long walk on the beach
A fine scotch. – Score 81
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Tao
Clover honey
Honey barley (grape nuts)
Full but not overpowering
Hazelnut – full, not sharp
Middle – Caramel
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001
Ville
Gold and something about a Pareto curve
Nutty, Right below Ardbeg, Orange, citrus
Mid-Heavy, shape of bottle intriguing, oily
Hangs on – Not offensive – mid tongue
Quality scotch
01Q3-Tao
September 29th, 2001

GLENROTHES yo 03Q3 – GLENROTHES 12 yo [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

GLENROTHES yo 11Q2 – GLENROTHES 14 yo [Chieftain bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bluff
Sour. Then opened up
Caramel, butter, semi-sweet some sherry
Warm lingering finish
Easier than the Dailuaine
11Q2-Lakeview
June 4th, 2011
Bop
Woody syrupy typical sticky speyside
Sweet not too exciting
Soft again not a great single maly
11Q2-Lakeview
June 4th, 2011
Ville
mid color range
sweet maze
firm balanced mid 40 year old
mild not too tart
medium definitley not overpowering
enjoyed it falls short of the buy category
11Q2-Lakeview
June 4th, 2011

GLENROTHES Bourbon Cask Reserve 17Q2 – GLENROTHES nas Bourbon Cask Reserve [Distillery bottling at Standard Strength]

Name
Color
Nose
Body
Palate
Finish
Comments
Meeting
Bop
Floral and minty and pancake-y at the end of big pull
Watery and not in a good way
Apple in finish
Uninteresting. Another in a long line of disappointing Glenrothes expressions.
17Q2-Randall
July 29th, 2017