N: Sherried raisins, char and fruits, everything as you may expect - present & correct and oh so clean. Also rather open with notes of gingerbread molasses, bananas, lemon cello, a slight farmy note - goats=cottage cheese, glue,.... I associate this smell clearly with only one distillery - Glenrothes.
T: Well sherried yet refreshingly, this isnt about the sherry. Moves to deep putty, struck matches,..... [I really need more time with this one].
F: Fruits to the end, sweet liquorice-to-aniseed and a sweet vanilla ice-cream finish.
C: I'm convinced its Glenrothes, which fits perfectly with the distillery profile and tonights ‘blends’ theme - and is at the heart of blends such as Cutty Sark & Famous Grouse. Am i right? Yes, finally i got one! That distillery character is so firm. How do Glenrothes impart such heavy sherry on their spirit without ever even a suggestion of sulphur? Faultless and the best of the night, though the Tullibardine i will remember equally well and the Caledonian i buy.Scores a B[+]