The Speyside (Strathspey) region stretches from the west of the Spey River near Kingussie to Buckie and back north up to near Forres. There are around 50 producing single malt distilleries together with a few that are now sadly closed. Strathspey is the heart of the Scotch whisky business, producing the vast majority of whisky used in blends and also sold as a single malt, and some of these whiskies are the backbone of Scotland's most famous blends.
There is great diversity of styles in the area, from soft and delicate through to rich and robust, and even some traditional peated whiskies too - this is the region that has it all, and is for many the quintessential example of the Scotch whisky style.
Speyside Region — Glenrothes
Glenrothes 'Peated Cask Reserve' 40%
The Glenrothes Peated Cask is created by taking Glenrothes whisky from 1992 and maturing it for a short period of time in empty casks that previous held peaty whisky. The classic Glenrothes notes of honeycomb, citrus, toffee and raisiny fruit are all there, joined by hints of subtle herbal peat smoke notes and a growing spicyness. This gentle du...
Glenrothes 'Whisky Makers Cut' 48.8%
Matured entirely in first fill sherry seasoned casks before being specially selected by Master Whisky Maker Gordon Motion for the new Glenrothes Soleo range. Bottled at 48.8%, this higher, complimentary strength is Gordon Motions 'preferred cut' and really showcases the trademark Glenrothes sherry casks style. Candied orange peel and fresh oak a...
Glenrothes 10 years old 40%
Part of the new Soleo collection from The Glenrothes disitllery in Speyside, this 10 year old is fully sherry cask matured boasting fresh citrus aromas and decadent vanilla shortbread. The palate is sweet with more of that vanilla shortbread note with a light malt character and fresh lemon peel lingering to a rich and zesty finish. A lovely refr...
Glenrothes 12 years old 40%
Matured entirely in sherry seasoned oak casks, this 12 year old expression from The Glenrothes distillery in Speyside is part of their new look Soleo collection. Fragrant banana and vanilla on the nose follows through to the palate along with zesty lemon, fresh melon and a cinnamon spice. Long amd sweet on the finish with more of that light spic...
Glenrothes 18 years old 43%
Matured for 18 years in 100% sherry seasoned casks, predominently first fill, this 18 year old expression from the new Glenrothes Soleo range is an elegant and complex dram. Sweet aroma of vanilla pods, ripe pear, orange oil and almonds. The pear and vanilla notes develop on to the palate with sweet ginger and hints of delicate rose water. The f...
Glenrothes 1988 Vintage 44.1%
Aged in a mixture of first-fill American Sherry hogshead and refill Sherry butts, the Vintage 1988 release from Glenrothes marks one of their oldest releases. Known for its complexity and depth of flavour, particularly as it ages, this fine old dram carries a rich flavour of dried fruits and toffee notes, like a warm sticky date pudding topped w...
Glenrothes 20 years old Batch 5 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) 52.4% 500ml
This is a lovely whisky.The nose has great notes of caramel and sweet nuts. Followed by burnt brown sugar and honey notes.The tastes is fruity marmalade with honey vanilla. The finish is clean with creamy, soft vanilla and slightly spicy fruity.
Glenrothes 25 years old 43%
This stunning new addition from The Glenrothes is the pinnacle of the new Soleo collection, beautifully presented in a bespoke wooden and leather case. It has been matured in a high proportion of first fill sherry casks for a minimum of 25 years producing a rounded and elegant dram.The aromas oozes tropical fruits (mango and pineapple) with a hi...
TASTING: The Glenrothes Halloween Dinner
WHERE: Pescatore at The George Hotel, 50 Park Terrace, ChristchurchWHEN: Wednesday the 31st of October, 6.30pmPRICE: $148 per personDRESS CODE: Black Tie with Halloween themed Masque*Please advise of any dietary requirements upon ticket purchase