Since 2005, Duncan Taylor released a bunch of great Glenrothes bottlings, distilled in 1968, 1969 and 1970. They all seem to be good, and some are quite excellent.
Glenrothes 37y 1968 (57,6%, Duncan Taylor 2006, cask #13482, 160 btl.)
Nose: quite powerful and typically Speyside. Honey, heather. Slightly floral, even some varnish. Spicy oak. Oranges. Vanilla. There’s also a peppery / minty edge to it. Nice and immediately demonstrative, which is impressive for a whisky that spent almost 40 years in a wooden cask. The oak influence is clearly noticeable in the spices but never overpowering.
Mouth: more vanilla and oranges. Some nutmeg, pepper and honey. Citrus. Hints of a creamy banana milkshake. Big oak now (still within the normal limits of its age).
Finish: slightly drying, again lots of oak influence. Hints of peaches and chocolate.
A really vivid Glenrothes, even at this age.
Very tasty with good spices. Other 1960’s Glenrothes releases by Duncan Taylor can be found for +/- € 160. This one is sold out.
Thanks for sharing this bottle, Jorgen!