TN: 1990 Glenrothes-Glenlivet 24 years old

Discussion in 'The Spirits Forum' started by Nicos Neocleous, May 21, 2016.

  1. TN: 1990 Glenrothes-Glenlivet 24 years old

    I felt an after-dinner dram was on the cards this evening, so I opened this bottle. A small batch special from the well-respected Cadenheads family, one of 966 bottles this was distilled in 1990 and bottled in 1994 at 55.7% cask strength. It had been aged for all those years in a first fill sherry cask, hence the rich colour.

    I poured myself a glass and began to take deep sniffs. Christmas cake, prunes in brandy, the nose is a tad alcoholic but most attractive. The mouthfeel is special. Dense, rich, slightly sweet and creamy, I try it neat and it is powerful velvet.

    With several drops of Highland Spring water from a pipette, the nose reveals pine needles and fine fresh Cuban cigar. The marginally more civilised mouthfeel reveals a soft fudge sweetness. Beautiful!

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  2. sounds like plenty of sherry cask influence.
     
  3. Kevin, it was heavily sherried, which was most pleasing.
     
  4. Love the dark colour and the simple and elegant bottle. Thanks Nicos.

    Mahmoud.
     

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