This is a GoodDrop Fresh Drop… meaning we have bought an extremely limited stockholding of this item which will not be replenished once sold out. Get in quick if you want to try this normally travel retail exclusive single malt.
Originally released for Travel Retail and matured for a minimum of 21 years in a higher proportion of Spanish Oak casks, The Glenrothes Minister’s Reserve is the pinnacle of the Manse Brae collection. The Minister of the Kirk is the lead authority within the community and elected by the Kirk Elders for his wealth of experience.
Redolent of treacle, Manuka honey, vintage marmalade and dark chocolate, this expression manifests the ability of The Glenrothes to develop great character with perfect integration.
91 Points - Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2018 "This is pretty amazing. The grape really does come through with a spring in its juicy step. Absolutely top dollar sherry at work, a gorgeous sultana-laden sweetness but backed by the most luscious mouth-feel, aided by a little liquorice from the oak. A little Manuka honey fights off the successfully late bitterness. I think the Minister had a little word with someone upstairs."
About The Glenrothes
Hidden from the main street in the town of Rothes, The Glenrothes is an award-winning Speyside Single Malt distillery and a pioneer in the whisky industry. The distillery lies at the foot of the Mannoch Hills beside the Rothes burn. The water used in the process of making Glenrothes whisky comes from two natural springs upstream of the town, the Ardcanny and the Brauchhill.
All Glenrothes Single Malts are vintage whisky, meaning not just mean aged; but whisky distilled in a particular year that has reached its peak of maturity, character and flavour.
Tasting Note: Resinous, sweet fruity, pink grapefruit, orange boxes. Soft cedarwood, dried fruit peel and tropical fruits with hints of rose. Lingering spicy cedarwood and vanilla.