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Glenrothes 26 Years Old 1989, Single Malts of Scotland (53.8)

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Glenrothes 26 Years Old 1989, Single Malts of Scotland (53.8)

On to the next tasting of the Single Malts of Scotland offering is the 1989 Glenrothes. Glenrothes is a peculiar one, as far as distilleries go. Young sherry bombs can be absolutely stunning, older single cask expressions can be majestic, but the middle range is a black hole to me. and don’t get me even started on the…

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A Glenrothes Single Cask that will Stun Your Senses

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A Glenrothes Single Cask that will Stun Your Senses

Adelphi Distillery is a great independent bottler, started in 1993 by James Walker, who is the great grandson of Archibald Walker who owned the original Adelphi, which operated in Glasgow until 1902 (or 1907). Research on the older history has been frustrating, as there seems to be no definitive history timeline, but that doesn’t really change…

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Is There a Distillery You Just Say “Meh” When You See It? Maybe You Shouldn’t….

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Is There a Distillery You Just Say “Meh” When You See It? Maybe You Shouldn’t….

There is a fundamental difference between single malt whisky for blending and whisky for drinking, and I think Glenrothes embodies it in their “regular” single malts. They’re ordinary. Not bad whisky, just rather ordinary. On the other hand, for blenders, this single malt is a delight, designated “top class” for blending. Indeed, it plays a…

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