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Glenrothes, 1994 Vintage, $43%

Price: $78.00 Issue: Summer 2010 Reviewer: John Hansell

Very bright and lively, with a nice balance of flavors. Zesty fruit (lemon, peach, ripe pineapple, golden raisin) on a bed of layered sweetness (creamy vanilla, light honey, lightly toasted marshmallow, and a hint of coconut). Gently dry, delicately spicy, dried citrus finish. Light enough and with enough zing to enjoy before dinner, but it should stand up well enough after dinner, too. This is a nice whisky, but it shows a lighter, more elegant side of Glenrothes. It doesn't express the rich, opulent notes often shown in bottlings like the 1972 Vintage, for example.