The first single malt scotch that I am to try is the Glenrothes Select Reserve, pictured below from a shoot in my very own kitchen is a beautiful little bottle I picked up at my local liquor agency.
On the nose it gives a hint of polyurethane with a tinge of floral followed by a hint of allspice, overall a fairly mild scotch smell with it’s own signature. On the pallet it is very smooth, almost creamy with a mild burn to start which grows over the next 5 seconds or so beginning with an almost bile like tang and a strong spice reminiscent of fall in the mid-west United States, finalized with a hint of motor oil followed by a fire that seems like a Judo-Chop to the back of the throat.
At roughly $40 a bottle it is quite delicious, something I would keep around but not move through quickly. This is a lasting Scotch from a wonderful distillery. I highly recommend taking a look at their site where they have detailed descriptions and a video tour of the whole place.
Rating: 7 out of 10