A Kingsbarns distillery exclusive, only for purchase at the distillery or at their online shop, a Glenrothes whisky “Lime Tea Infusion”, distilled in 1997 and bottled in 2016, making it 19 years of age.
46% abv, €100
Nose: once the hint of sulphur and eggs are omitted and the fermenting fruit and cooked cabbages are evaporated from the glass, the sweeter hard candy notes and the fresh orange juice reveal themselves, with a touch of freshly picked sage
Palate: a spicy palate of fresh ginger and sweet blood oranges, with the creamy touch of sweet hard candy falling apart in your mouth
Finish: still creamy on the transfer, with sweet blood oranges and vanilla, turn into a medium long sweetness with more hard candy and a spicy freshly grated ginger with again, a touch of fresh sage.
Conclusion: Initially, when I picked a sample from the stack, I thought it was a Clynelish, and was put off with the initial nose. Then, after reading the label, it made more sense, and once the tough notes had dissipated, it was a rather enjoyable dram.
.this sample was kindly sent to us by Wemyss Malts to review.