OK that didn't take long. I needed something to open tonight, you chose it for me. My notes:
Name Glenrothes 1991, 9-7-91 to 5-24-05, 43% abv
Color Light amber
Nose Nutty, fruity, honey, sweet cream butter, light oakiness at the back, smoky hint
Palate Spicy bitterness at the front, then sweetens out
Body Firm, chalky
Finish Drying twinge of spice takes the lead, then grassy/bracken
Notes The fresh bottle is quite spirity, but I’m sure that will change in a week or two. Similarities to the ’92 and/or Select Reserve are there, but I believe there’s something extra. Not quite in the same league as a ’74, but not much else is. Worth the exploration for sure, I think, though I really need to find the ’84 or ’85 again. With a splash of water: the sweetness really moves to the foreground; taste is affected equally. Very nice transformation with the water added.
Quote Grunge era malt?
Better than the '92 especially with water added this malt shines.