Distilled by Glenrothes and matured exclusively in seasoned, first fill sherry casks, this release is bottled at 48.8% ABV - the strength selected by Glenrothes team. Notably, an age statement is absent, and the casks are seasoned, so there are some conspicuous flags to be aware of. Let's dive in.
Thin, light, sweet. Creamy, coffee, a touch of maple and butterscotch. Light pepper and sulfur.
Thin on the palate. Buttery, sweet, a touch of caramel and toffee. Bitter, a touch of pepper and sulfur.
Long finish, a touch hot, but plenty of sherry character.
Enjoyable and fun, but with a bump in proof and more sherry influence, this could be a monster. The age doesn't seem to be a real big sticking point here - it doesn't drink spritely, hot or spirit forward which is encouraging, and it's clear that there is some desirable