This is an independent bottling of spirit distilled at Glenrothes distillery. It was distilled in 1973, and bottled in 2013 by Gordon & MacPhail. It was bottled at 43% ABV with no coloring or filtering. This is an old one, and my oldest Glenrothes to date, so I'm curious to see how it is. Lets dive in.
Fresh baked bread, vanilla bean, honey, light toffee. Some pepper, light fruits. Not super bold overall.
Thin to medium mouth feel, some honey. Fresh cake batter, light raspberry, cherry, vanilla bean. Nice pepper influence. Apples and pears.
Short, lots of yeast, baked goods, faint cocoa. Not super intense. Toffee, apples, caramel.
This is very nice but quite muted overall. I love this but can’t help but wonder how some extra proof could help it. That said, this is far from bad, and its ranking shows.