Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits is delighted to announce The Glenrothes has been awarded a quartet of gold medals at The Scotch Whisky Masters 2015.
The honours include two Gold Medals for The Glenrothes Select Reserve and two Gold Medals for The Glenrothes Vintage Reserve. These honours were recognised in two different award categories: Single Malt Speyside Premium and No Age Statement.
Select Reserve is a vatting of casks distilled in different years. It is laden with ripe fruits, juicy citrus, creamy vanilla and hints of exotic spice. This Reserve is the expression that best epitomises, and sits at the very heart of The Glenrothes range in terms of taste and flavour.
The Vintage Reserve, the latest addition, marries together a good many carefully selected Vintages from the last three decades to create a mature yet vibrant expression. The combination of different Vintages aged in a variety of casks creates a balance of mature experience and vibrant youth. The oldest constituent brings mellow oak and dried fruits; the greatest proportion adds soft, mature, sweet vanilla; the more youthful add exuberance and lemon citrus, creating a sharp and uplifting taste. The Vintage Reserve launched initially in Taiwan in November 2014, and is currently available in the UK from www.bbr.com. The UK national release is set for July 2015.
Ronnie Cox, Brand Heritage Director of The Glenrothes, stated; “We are delighted to be awarded these accolades for The Glenrothes Select and Vintage Reserves. The Reserves are the heart of The Glenrothes range and have been created to give character, maturity and balance that deliver the best possible flavours. The judges clearly recognise our efforts.”
The Glenrothes Vintage Reserve 40% ABV
Appearance: Brassy gold.
Bouquet: Unusually fragrant, soft in style, wafts of mature citrus and honeycomb accompanied with characteristic red fruits.
Palate: Very soft silky/creamy mouth-feel. Red berry fruits swirl and dominate with time over the nebulous nuttiness.
Finish: Mid to long citrus and honeyed vanilla and the faint reminder of 1st fill sherry casks.
The Glenrothes Select Reserve 43% ABV
Appearance: Pale golden.
Bouquet: American oak, vanilla and coconut, hint of plums.
Palate: Full malty flavour, medium sweet, vanilla and orange zest.
Finish: Long and slightly spicy.
The Scotch Whisky Masters is a series of blind tasting competitions, drawing entries in from across the world and has fast become one of the most respected and high profile trade competitions in the industry, attracting vast amounts of entries from leading brands all over the world.
For more information about The Glenrothes, visit www.theglenrothes.com