Whisky Review: Glenrothes 1996 Kingsbury 20 Year Old
This Glenrothes is a rare ex-bourbon hogshead treat, cask #51 giving us just 214 bottles produced. It was distilled in 1996 and bottled presumably in 2016/. The tasting notes promise “golden, spicy, luscious, toffee, brioche, impressive, magnificent.”
Glenrothes 1996 Kingsbury 20 Year Old / 51.9%
I can’t quite get over how silly the Kingsbury tasting notes are!
- Color: amontillado sherry (0.9)
- Nose: dunnage warehouse, tropical fruits, lemon zest, and creamed corn
- Taste: lemonade, vanilla, peanut brittle, and orchids
- Finish: oaky rich smoked ice cream
This is really lovely stuff; big, but delicate, floral and something I never thought I would say about Glenrothes.