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Glenrothes 2009 13YO 60.4% (IB, MOM-Master of Malt)

Updated: Apr 9, 2023


Sour plum, creamy and pepper.

Nice scale: 83/100

Release NO.34, distilled at Glenrothes in 2009 and bottled after 13 years of maturation in Hogshead and finishing in oloroso octave. An outturn of 364 bottles at an ABV of 60.4%.

High-ABV bottlings always make me wet,

wet in the mouth.

Glenrothes 2009 13YO 60.4%

Nose: Sweet, sour plum, wet woods, and one moment, I did smell a quick flash of orange peels or some bright fruit. There are also malts hidden below the liquid. Do note at 60.4%; you need to let it breathe. The strong ABV can still be felt sometimes despite leaving it there for 1-2 months.

Mouth: Creamy, light sweetness, but soon comes the pepper. You do feel the weight of the liquid in the mouth-the richness, but pepper comes in too quickly and covers much of the other flavours that I believe have yet to express themselves.

Finish: Malty and peppery.

Nice scale: 83/100


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