An 11 year old Glenrothes which has been bottled by Gordon & MacPhail for its Discovery bottling series. The series separates single malts into three categories, 'Sherry', 'Smoky' or 'Bourbon' to give a (not so subtle) clue to its flavour profile. This is a wonderful sherried whisky, packed full of fruity and chocolatey notes.
Nose: Cinnamon butter, chocolate covered toffee and toasted malt, with sherried dried fruit and more baking spices.
Palate: Forest fruit jam on fresh toast, perhaps slightly burnt, with stewed orchard fruit and more cinnamon.
Finish: Orange peel, a hint of raisin and melted dark chocolate.
-- Masters of Malt