Situated within the picturesque Spey valley, Rothes is home to five distilleries all tucked along the tiny main street - unbeknown to passing visitors. Amongst these is Glenrothes hidden in a small glen on the outskirts of the village. Today Glenrothes single malt is used as the heart of Cutty Sark blended whisky.
Approaching the distillery your eyes are drawn to the right where the village graveyard stretches up the hill. As whisky matures it evaporates this is known as the angels share. Feeding off the evaporated whisky is a black sooty fungus, which gives an eiry atmosphere to the place. The blackened grave stones under the shadows of tall trees surrounded by distillery buildings.
:Nose: Fruity with hints of green apples and gooseberries. Some malty, cereal notes - traces of fresh coconut.
Palate: Sweet with floral and fruit flavours. Some dark chocolate and nutty notes also present.
:Nose: Dried tobacco with subtle fruitiness - boiled sweets. Sweet malty notes.
Palate: A little smokiness with dry grass and floral notes. Drying.
Finish: Short and clean.
Cask Type(s): Refill Sherry casks.
Whisky Style: A pleasant everyday dramming whisky.