Whisky Review – Glenrothes Robur Reserve

Yeah, I know, I’ve been a bad boy – you probably noticed that the blog was a bit quiet in the last few weeks without new tasting notes and reviews. Well, in my defense I can tell you that after Whisky Live and Purim holiday, I needed to take some time off for detox and rekindle the passion.

But lets get out of this dry spell – let’s talk about Glenrothes Robur Reserve. This is one of the drams I tasted in our last local speyside tasting event couple of months ago. I did taste its younger sibling (the Select Reserve) before and it didn’t impress me at all. But this one is a higher level whisky and it contains a higher proportion of first fill European sherry casks.

So here are my tasting notes:

Glenrothes Robur Reserve (40%, UK shop: £65, £44.99 at Travel Retail)

Glenrothes robur reserveNose: Some old sherry smell, maybe the higher proportion of first fill casks isn’t so large? Dried fruits, nutmeg, hints of hidden layer of spices, very smooth and mellow.

Palate: Spicy and creamy, very nutty with lots of nutmeg and creamy nuts paste.

Finish: Short length but quite spicy with little oak wood taste and cream again.

Conclusions: A solid dram. It’s not an exceptional dram but deliver more than what I expected of it following my memories of the lower-end select reserve whisky. Slainte!


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