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Sunday
Jan102010

1991 Glenrothes Going Bye-Bye

   

 

One of our all-time favorites is coming to an end.  The 1991 vintage edition of Glenrothes is being replaced with the new 1994 bottling.  John from the Malt Advocate has tasted the new edition and really likes it - more than the other 90's versions that have been released previously.  I am hard-pressed to believe that it's better, but I can't wait to find out.  Meanwhile, if you've never tasted the 1991, it's a good time to try it.  Our next tasting at Martin's West will cover Highland/Island whiskies, but I'm hoping the Glenrothes will still be around when we get to Speyside.  It really is such lovely, sherry-aged, beautiful whisky.  The caramel marries with dark fudge and orange peel spice comes out on the finish.  Our two Dougs in Redwood City are both huge fans (you can read Doug Burress's review at the bottom of the page here http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1029703).  When it gets down to the very end we might have a farewell party.  We'll see how it goes.  Sigh......memories.

-David Driscoll

 

 

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