Origin: Speyside (Scotland)
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Ageing barrel: Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Added coloring: No
Owner: Milano Whisky Company
Average price: € 99.00
Official website: www.milanowhiskycompany.com
A few months after their first bottling, the excellent Longmorn, Matteo, Enrico and Fabrizio return to the scene of the crime (Speyside) to offer us another single cask, this time from that Glenrothes which (as you can see in the links at the bottom) has given me a lot of satisfaction, especially in independent bottlings.
Cask number 5291 from 2009, finished in 382 bottles after 11 years, all natural.
Let’s say the premises are very good.
Light gold in the glass.
The nose is a springtime triumph, fragrant flowers (lime, calico) spread over a surprisingly vinous bed, with a slight metallic note that suffuses notes of unripe pear and banana, lychees, a touch of vanilla and a few drops of lemon. Delicate but firm.
Full-bodied on the palate, with the alcohol sizzling on the tongue with white pepper and a hint of ginger, underlining the vegetal soul that opens up to sweeter tones but always with a certain sharpness, turning towards citrus (tangerines and more lemon), with a vein of almonds and a hint of bitterness that cleans the mouth at every sip.
The finish is of medium length, rather dry, with almonds, citrus, a light saline hint and a bitter streak.
Very fresh, young, vital, a whisky that doesn’t lack a few edges but offers a fun and not obvious drink, without following easy paths of jocularity and that knows how to entertain and accompany between one dram and another.
And when will the third one arrive?
Other bottlings on the blog:
Cadenhead’s Glenrothes 1997 20yo Small Batch
Dràm Mòr Glenrothes 9yo Moscatel Finish
Dràm Mòr Glenrothes 9yo Spanish Red Wine Finish
Glenrothes Peated Cask Reserve
Old Particular The Christmas Edition 2005
Other bottlings from Milano Whisky Company in the blog:
Milano Whisky Company Longmorn 8yo