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The Glenrothes

September 12, 2012

Tags: the glenrothes, glenrothes select reserve, glenrothes 1978, glenrothes 1988

In the universe of Scotch, the conventional wisdom is that single malts and blends appeal to totally different audiences. Since there is little similarity between the two products, this makes perfect sense. Another cliché is that single malts resonate primarily with wine drinkers, which also seems logical. There are many parallels between the two worlds.

Single malts subscribe to the notion of terroir: The flavors of the spirit vary from region to region and even from distillery to distillery, depending on factors such as soil, climate and the quality of local water. They present a complex range of styles for the consumer to master, and offer a sense of connoisseurship on various levels. (more…)