2018 The Glenrothes 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky Speyside Scotland
Orange oil, vanilla pods, and almonds on the nose. The palate is sweet, with ginger, rose water, pears and vanilla. The finish is sweet, spicy and slightly peppery.
Bottled at 86 proof, The Glenrothes 18 Year Old has received 98 points, #3 in the "Top 100 Spirits of 2020 & Chairman's Trophy for Best Speyside Single Malt" by the Ultimate Spirits Challenge, 2020. In 2018 F. Paul Pacult called this scotch "The Glenrothes at its majestic peak".
The refined character and balance of The Glenrothes 18 Year Old is impressive. It opens the experience with aromas of almonds, pear, vanilla and citrus. It is rich on the palate with a vanilla, rosewater, pear and fresh ginger, leading to an elegant finish with lingering notes. Pour a dram for after dinner or as a compliment to fine chocolate and artisanal cheese.