North Star Spirits Glenrothes Tasting Notes

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

North Star Spirits Glenrothes 1996 (20 year old) 54.6%

Refill Sherry Hogshead/ Dist: 1996 Btl: 2016/ Tasted: Nov 2016

Chunky, coffee’d and chocolaty with herbal Oloroso, wood smoke, vanilla, raisin and sweet heather. Entertaining and very cask orientated but the vanilla and toffee somehow powers through the intense herbaceous character. Late hints of burnt toast.

The palate opens with subtle milk chocolate, followed by toffee, coffee, raisin, sultana, dried apricot, subtle herbal, sweet heather notes and wood smoke. Intense, mouth-watering dried orange and Satsuma finish with grippy, coffee’d tannins.


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