Claxton’s Glenrothes Tasting Notes

Posted: January 10, 2017 in Glenrothes, Scotch Whisky A-G

Claxton’s The Single Cask Glenrothes 1997 (19 year old) 54%

Sherry Butt 1610-7154/ Dist: Apr 1997 Btl: Oct 2016?/ Tasted: Nov 2016

A full on, burnt treacle sherry monster. Silky-smooth, clean, classy, pure Oloroso. Pleasantly fresh with dried plumy fruit, walnut, wood smoke and a touch of macerated orange.

The palate is silky and sweet with an almost Pedro Ximinez grapiness. Full of dried fruit, walnut, treacle, herbs and wood smoke. An uncompromising but spotlessly clean sherry monster with a subtle spiciness and a touch of alcohol emphasises citrus and minerals. The finish is bone dry and a little austere but the treacle underpins.

 

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