The Glenrothes Alba Reserve, 40%

Price: $60.00 Issue: Fall 2010 Reviewer: John Hansell

Matured exclusively in ex-bourbon barrels (American white oak, or quercus alba), 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.