Drink Review: Glenrothes Vintage Reserve

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A 2015 addition to The Glenrothes’ core range, Vintage Reserve is a marriage of 10 vintages ranging from 1989 to 2007. A light and easy-drinking introduction to the distillery’s range, this has a creamy texture with notes of red fruits and nuts.

Glenrothes Vintage Reserve Review: 

It is very good in taste and good in smell 

And it tastes like it smells just like I’ve smelt the real stuff. That tends to be very pleasing. And I like it every time I’ve had it – it just never fails to surprise me. And that’s really quite good.

So, again, good points is what you pay for and it’s a wee bit more expensive than some but, for me, it represents quite a deal.

And also, a wee bit easier on the pocket. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have it for a brandy. I’ve had it with some whisky and I think you get a wee bit of the peaty side.

It may be a wee bit sharp and it’s not a strong liqueur. But it’s quite a good one to carry around with you, to sip on it, and it’s very fruity in its own way.

Glenrothes Vintage Reserve Review: 

It’s a nice drink – light and easy-drinking. It’s just perfect for real cold winter nights, any time of the year. It also smells and tastes like the real stuff. It tastes like you’ve been walking through the woods and finding wild berries and flowers.

There’s not too much else I can say on it, but it’s a good one.

Glenrothes Vintage Reserve Review: 

It’s great. It tastes just like what it claims to be. It’s a good whisky and I can’t sing enough praises about it. It doesn’t get any better than that.

I always used to drink Glenrothes 10 years old on special occasions when I wasn’t having any other Glenrothes. I was always very fond of it.

Last night I thought I’d give Vintage Reserve a go, just because I wasn’t drinking the 10 years old. And I’m so glad I did , because that’s absolutely great. It’s hard to describe. It’s just an all round good spirit, which is what it promised to be.

And it’s not too heavy and it’s not too light, real light brandy tasting, watery. And it’s just great to have in the glass to be honest, so I heartily recommend that.

I’ve used it in my brandedy and it’s nice and easy to drink. Even if you’d never tried it before, but you were a whisky fan, you’d definitely like it.

I’d definitely recommend it, and light whisky fans need not apply. They’re kind of a closed mind when it comes to brandy. And that’s just as well.

So, it’s a great whisky and I’m delighted to have it.

Glenrothes Vintage Reserve Review: 

That is a good spirit. It’s affordable. It’s really good.

I’ve been using it in my private label, which I do, and I’ve been using that for a while now and it does the job very well. It doesn’t do too much for me but it does what I’m trying to achieve.

And the price is right, it’s just a wee bit more expensive than what I was expecting, but not too bad. So that’s why I went with it. But now I can add another bottle to the range which is a good thing.

But, as I say, it doesn’t try to do too much but it tastes nice and it goes down very smooth.

It’s very fruity is another way to describe it, so that’s great. And it also smells and tastes like what it says it is.

So if you like fruity whisky, then you like Vintage Reserve.

Glenrothes Vintage Reserve Review: 

Good, the water is pretty straight a’ that. Just straight whisky. There’s nothing wrong with that. That’s what it’s supposed to be.

So, again, good points, good stuff, and it’s a nice bottle too. So that’s good. like I say, it’s good all round. It’s not too heavy and there isn’t that much whiskey in it either.

So that’s a really good Scotch whisky, you get small bottles of it, and you can keep trying it. You can see the improvement with each bottle. So you know that your money is invested wisely and is going to good use.So, good stuff.

Glenrothes Vintage Reserve Review: 

It’s nice. It’s what it says it is, a very nice little wee dram. Very easy to drink.

And that’s another thing I think that’s good about the Vintage Reserve, is that it’s very easy to drink. Very, very easy to drink.

And I think that’s a great wee whisky for you to take on drinkings if you’re out with friends and they want to try a light one.

So, it’s nice and smooth and good to have with you if you’re going to a good party or going to a wedding, just to be sociable.

A nice wee drop of whisky and it’s very easy to drink and it tastes nice. It’s not too strong. Very fruity, very smooth and goes down very easily.

So that’s another big plus with the Vintage Reserve. Very pleasant and it’s not to be missed.

So, good stuff, just a wee bit pricier than it’s already good value for money.

Glenrothes Vintage Reserve Review: 

Feel like it’s going to get a good 2-3 weeks. Even if it’s on it’s way back from being shipped from next week to being bottled, it doesn’t say the journey itself, it’s that it’s from bottle to bottle, so it’s thought the same.

So, it says it’s going to go to retail for two weeks or it’s going to go to the distillery, it gets bottled, and then it’s ready for sale on the shelves.

That’s how it reads to me anyway. I’ll bet it’ll have been bought and bottled in less than a week.

Glenrothes Vintage Reserve Review: 

It’s really good. If you’re a brandy newbie, it’s just something that’s going to be easy to get your head round.

And it’s also something that’s going to be really good at the end of the night, with a bit of food or just to have with a nice tiny bit of whiskey to get you going.

So you’re not gonna complain about it and you aren’t gonna burn your tongue on it.It’s a really good spirit. It’s a really nice little dram. It doesn’t get much better.Even if you’re an expert, you’re gonna have a lot of fun with the whole thing. It’s just an easy spirit.

Written by Mark Adams


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