Glenora Distillery, situated in Nova Scotia was the first malt whisky distillery in Canada, founded in 1990. Prior to 2000 the distillery had released a 5 year old vatting of Glenora malt and Bowmore and in September 2000 the first expression, a 10 year old, was released…..Glen Breton Rare 10yo 40%Wintergreen, ginger beer, fermented apples, vanilla and butterscotch, the orchard fruits over ripe and over spiced.Light and honey fresh on the palate with ginger spice drying to a salty finish.A touch of water brings out lemon grass on the nose and palate. 79
Glen Breton Rare 20th Anniversary 1990 20yo Cask013 167 Bottles 43%A softer, mellower version of the 10yo with a lot more butterscotch but the signature ginger spice is still thumping in the engine room with caramel and toffee filling out the dram.Intensely maple sweet and so delicious on the tongue, the ginger more evident and peppery on the mid palate, finishing short, salty and spicy. 84
Glenrothes DistilleryThe Glenrothes Select Reserve Single Malt 43%Vanilla pod and cocoa. Intensely sweet on the nose with demerara sugar dominating the top notes and chocolate with lemon malted barley in support.The palate thin but with a touch of honey is no reflection of the intense sweetness of the nose, then a squirt of grapefruit on the mid palate and a finish of grape and dark chocolate. 80 The Glenrothes 1998 Vintage 14yo Single Malt 43%The malted barley dominates this nose with orange marmalade, toffee and the sweetest orange citrus.Viscous and gorgeously mouth coating this dram is velvety on the tongue with sweet sherry, ginger and pepper and a finish of sherried oak. 87The Glenrothes 1995 Vintage 17yo Single Malt 43% Vanilla, orange citrus, a touch of smoke and toffee ‘n spice. Viscous, oily and sherry sweet on the palate with sweet allspice, ginger and citrus with a touch of pepper and peat on the finish. 87 The Glenrothes 1994 Vintage 12yo Single malt 43% Rich, warm sherry, vanilla, toffee with stewed blueberries and cranberries with a generous sprinkling of icing sugar on top. What an exquisite nose!! The Oloroso sherry comes through on the palate in barrel loads, rich and warming like the nose with a touch of pepper ‘n spice and an oak ‘n sherry finish. Gorgeous! 88
All The Glenrothes above available for tasting and purchase at Wild About Whisky, Dullstroom.
Dr Bill Lumsden, in his role as Head of Distilling and Whisky Creation, oversees the spark and birth of the entire Glenmorangie range…an inspiration to the entire whisky industry……Glenmorangie Artein A Combination Of 15 & 21yo Single Malt Enhanced In Bordeaux Style Sassicaia “Super Tuscan” Casks 46%A vanilla pod soaked in cranberry wine, stewed berry fruit salad garnished with honeycomb.Richly sweet and stunningly fruity on the palate with cinnamon and pepper softly charging the mid palate, leaving a long lingering red berry and vinous finish.This is a rosé that just happens to be a phenomenal whisky. 92