The Vintage 1998 is the next Core Vintage to follow the Vintage 1991 and 1994. It is the first of the vintages that they have bottled that was expressly laid down at origin to be bottled as Glenrothes on maturity and as such has a greater availability of stock than any of the previous bottlings.
This is also Gordon Motion’s first bottling as Malt Master and he describes it as: “It’s said that pictures speak a thousand words and this is like Carmen Miranda’s hat in a bottle. Tropical fruits lead with pineapple and mango developing into sweet bananas, coconut and classic Glenrothes vanilla pods.”
Appearance: Medium golden, clear and bright.
Bouquet:Rich, spicy vanilla, golden syrup and lemongrass.
Palate:Soft, mature, sweet vanilla with a hint of cinnamon.
Finish:Smooth, long, rich vanilla