ALS is the abbreviation for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, an affliction that is currently the subject of much research. One of our whisky friends, Alain Verspecht, suffers from it and has founded a fund to raise money to find help a cure for this as-of-yet incurable disease. Liquid Art and Dram4ALS have joined forces to release 150 bottles of this 24 years old Glenrothes. No less than 20 EUR of each bottle sold will be donated to the fund, which means a donation of 3.000 EUR at the end of the day. So let’s all make sure these bottles sell out in a flash. Even if you do not drink whisky: it’s Father’s Day soon. Or use it to make a really good cocktails sauce for your prawns. Whatever: just buy it and do the right thing! I have ordered my bottle. Oh, lest I forget: it’s terribly good whisky too!
The nose is fresh and soft. Apples, pineapple, banana peel and a touch of camphor. Clear caramel and vanille custard. Hint of white chocolate and a sublte floral note. Very pleasant.
It is quite mouth coating. Good body and great strength. Sweet like the nose, but with a sturdy spiciness as if from white pepper, camphor, liquorice and even some chili. Lemon zest appears, as do some nuts. Make that marzipan. Pineapple becomes grand. Wonderful trace of woodsmoke.
The finish is medium long, zesty, spicy, warm, mildly drying and simply very satisfying.
Well, whisky for a good cause and then you bottle this outstanding stuff? I’m going to order me another one.