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The Glenrothes 1978 Vintage Malt Tasting notes and reviews

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The Glenrothes 1978 Vintage Malt

Brand
The Glenrothes
Expression
1978 Vintage Malt
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
43.00%
Vintage
1978
Produced at
Glenrothes Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.glenrotheswhisky.com
Availability
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Dave Broom

87
Nose
Restrained. Obvious maturity. Great concentration of mellowed fruits, chestnut puree, caramel flan,faded vanilla,some mushroom,leaf mulch.
Palate
Very soft with a beautiful flow of flavours over the tongue. Pontefract cakes (liquorice),hot cross buns. A ‘slow' whisky. Then just as it seems to be dying like an autumn bonfire...
Finish
...the spices light up the finish.
Comment
You need to concentrate hard on this one as it does not give up its complexities immediately.

Martine Nouet

78
Nose
Intense,fruity. Raisins. Fruit loaf. Crème caramel. A pleasant balsamic note. Pine needles. The sherry signature shows up.
Palate
Crisp and a bit stiff at start. The fruit cake notes,so luscious on the nose,are like being squeezed in an oaky grip.
Finish
Dry,spicy and slightly bitter.
Comment
Strange fellow with an austere halo. Seems unable to jump out of its oaky frame. It needs time to open up.
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