Fans of Speyside whisky will already be familiar with the complex and delicate nature of The Glenrothes whisky. Known for their vintage releases, the lauded distillery has generally avoided putting age statements on their bottles, opting for a distillation year instead, not dissimilar to wine. Now, however, The Glenrothes is going to become available to the public with a set age on the label, bringing it more in line with the rest of the industry, and from what we’ve heard so far, the results are delicious.
Displaying hints of mango and pineapple on the nose, leading to subtle aromas of cedar wood, the taste shows coriander seeds, violets and a hint of salted caramel, with sweet and lasting floral and citrus notes on the finish. Known for balance and mouthfeel, The Glenrothes releases have always been noted for their interesting contrast of flavours. Bottled at 43 per cent, the Soleos 25 Year Old exudes a naturally deep caramel colour, which it gets from the first fill sherry casks in which it has been aged.
“This award-winning dram is best served neat to let the extraordinary taste really shine through”, says Clara Ross, Global Brand Manager for The Glenrothes. “From dreams to reality, the 25 Year Old is my personal favourite from the Soleo Collection.”
No information has been given on an official release date, other than that is it “coming soon”.