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9/365 The Glenrothes one of my favourites

One of my favourite Whisky’s

The Glenrothes is an award winning Speyside Single Malt of exceptional quality. Hidden from the main street in the town of Rothes, the distillery lies at the foot of the Mannoch Hills besides the Rothes burn.

The water They use in the process of making Glenrothes comes from 2 natural springs, the Ardcanny and the Brauchhill, just a couple of miles upstream.

Vintage 1998 has won two awards in 2010:

  • San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Silver
  • International Spirits Challenge: Silver

As written on Glenrothes website:

This expression is the next Core Vintage to follow the Vintages 1991 and 1994. It is the first of the vintages expressly laid down at origin to be bottled as Glenrothes on maturity . As a result it is anticipated that The Glenrothes 1998 Vintage will have greater longevity than some of the earlier vintages. It is also the first bottling to carry the label signature of Gordon Motion, who has taken over as ‘Malt Master’ with the recent retirement of John Ramsay. The comparatively youthful 1998 Glenrothes boasts a nose of spicy vanilla, golden syrup and lemongrass. The palate is gentle and quite sweet, with vanilla custard and cinnamon notes.

Oh and no I did not buy this bottle, I can’t afford it, but am glad I can taste it once in a while!

Strobist info:

1 x 430 EX II flagged and fired at an angle into background

3 reflector panels to provide a bit to little fill.
Had I taken my tripod with me I would have tried different lighting and use a slow shutter with cable release, so remember always carry that damn heavy thing with you, you need it!


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