23 January 2020

Glenrothes 6yo 2011 – Cooper’s Choice

Another independent bottle of Glenrothes, from the stable of Cooper’s Choice a.k.a. Vintage Malt Whisky Company.

This one was actually where my love of indie ‘Rothes began. A dram with great value for money, infused with big bold sherry notes. Just as we like it. It has matured on a good old sherry butt and is bottled at 57.5% ABV:

Tasting notes


Honey-like sherry notes, ripe bananas, hazelnuts and walnuts.


Wow, this really is something: full and juicy fruity notes, lots of nuts and raisins. Slightly drying on the tongue.


Hazel- and para nuts, sweet tobacco, raisins, milk chocolate, spices, dries raspberries, toast and gooseberry-jam.

It’s interesting that such a young single malt can achieve such a taste, without practice of ‘cheating’ with octave casks. Very well done!