the 1992 was pretty bland and a bit too spirity for me .. it also had that almond (apple pip) bitterness in the aftertaste .. I usually like it covered in a dollop of treacle!
middlecut wrote:I posted the select reserve profile as on the same night I tried the 1992 and the select reserve together.. I much preferred the SR.
These seem to be, by acclamation, the two least impressive Glenrothes releases ever. One hopes they represent an aberration and not a trend, as all the vintages I've had prior were very good at the least. Glenrothes' quality has been perhaps safeguarded by the fact that it was a bit of a secret, and it is to be hoped that its widening reputation is not leading to an impulse to capitalize regardless of the availability of top-notch stock.
I couldn't find the 1979 anywhere and probably couldn't afford it if i found it , so bought a bottle of the 92. I was luckyy enough to recieve the SR as a birthday gift but none of them come close to the 1979 experience and at best they sit in my mid range section of the shelf.
I should have done more research on the Glenrothes collection before I bought it .. One good bottle for the price of 2 mediocre ones would have taken up less space on my rather small shelf!
peergynt323 wrote:I have my eye on the 1972. I hope it's as good as I predict.
Oh, it is. It surely is. It had better be. I've just bought a couple of bottles of the stuff.
Seriously though, I tasted it at WL Glasgow 05 and it knocked my little socks off. It was the star of the show for me and that was even taking Balblair 38 into account.
Of course, everyone tastes things differently but there was a real murmur of appreciation all round when it was tasted at the WL masterclass. I hope you enjoy. I know I will
I have tried the select reserve, and while it is nice and and malty, there is nothing special about it. Tastes like Tormore, but costs more.
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