Review: The Glenrothes Alba Reserve
The Glenrothes Alba Reserve, 40%, $60
Matured exclusively in ex-bourbon barrels (American Oak, or Quercus Alba) and no sherry casks (and certified Kosher). It’s a softer, gentler version of Glenrothes. The bourbon oak influence is very evident, showing creamy vanilla and coconut, with additional fruit (orange creamsicle, pineapple, black raspberry, blueberry and gooseberry). Soft, creamy vanilla finish. A pleasant, easy-going, seamless dram—and perhaps the most approachable Glenrothes whisky.
Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 84