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A Review of The Glenrothes Select Reserve – good scotch for a good price

Posted by on June 5, 2011

For the next several blogs I will be reviewing whisky that is affordable to everyone.  I will be looking at whiskies under $50.  Today, I review The Glenrothes Select Reserve. 

The Glenrothes Select Reserve is their entry brand into the single malt world and is readily available at most liquor stores.  It is hard to miss this brand as all bottles at short and squat, almost the shape of a pineapple.   But it’s what’s inside that counts.

Glenrothes is a Speyside single malt with plenty of character.  The nose is very ripe with fruits and some toffee notes.   Bottled at 40%, there is not an overpowering “alcohol” smell.  The palate is spicy at first with hints of vanilla and honey, and small hints of citrus.  Like the palate, the finish is spicy at first, then mellows quickly.

Glenrothes Select Reserve goes for the mid $30’s and is a great alternative to the usual supermarket top shelf brands of Glenlivet and Glenfiddich.   There are plenty of characteristics in this single malt to be truly enjoyable everytime and is one that should be kept in everyone’s collect.



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