The Glenrothes Alba Reserve
Alba Reserve First Certified Kosher Expression From The Glenrothes Distillery
The Glenrothes® is proud to announce it is extending the distribution of Alba Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky, which recently won Double Gold from the 2010 San Francisco World Spirit Competition. Currently distributed in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts; the Alba Reserve will now be released in Illinois, Rhode Island, Wyoming and California.
Alba Reserve, from the highly awarded Speyside Scotch Whisky Distillery, created by renowned former Master Distiller, John Ramsay, using mature stocks of The Glenrothes matured exclusively in American oak refill bourbon casks. The only Glenrothes exclusively aged in ex-bourbon barrels, Alba Reserve was certified Kosher from the London Beth Din in March 2009.
In describing the creation of Alba Reserve, Ramsay notes: “The oak barrels are hewn from the Quercus Alba or American white oak which grows primarily in the eastern United States. They deliver coconut and vanilla in abundance for a rich, sweet Single Malt. Interestingly, Alba is also the Gaelic word for Scotland. We believe Alba Reserve hits all the right notes.”
The new Glenrothes Alba Reserve is pale straw, clear and bright in color with a fresh floral bouquet. On the palate it is soft and mellow with notes of crème brulée and berry fruits. The finish is smooth and sweet.
The Glenrothes is an award-winning Speyside Single Malt Whisky of exceptional quality from the town of Rothes in Speyside – Scotland’s whisky heartland. The distillery, established in 1879, was known only to Master Blenders until the early 1990’s, and revered as a Class-A quality enhancer for their premium blends.
Since its launch as a Vintage Single Malt in 1994, The Glenrothes has been the world’s fastest growing Single Malt Scotch and is now available to be enjoyed by like-minded people in over 50 countries worldwide. At The Glenrothes, where maturity which is more significant than age, all products are a combination of many factors, including our unusually slow distillation process in tall copper pot stills. These many features all deliver our characteristically sweet, fruity and elegant spirit.
Each expression has its own unique personality, underpinned by the distinctive, hallmark characteristics of the distillery – ripe fruits, citrus, vanilla and an exquisite spicy finish all encased in the creamiest of textures and with a complex and well-poised balance. Currently available expressions in the U.S. include: The Glenrothes Select Reserve – The House Style, Alba Reserve, Vintages 1994, 1998, 1985, 1975 and 1979 Single Cask.
The Glenrothes Alba Reserve is available at fine wine & spirits shops. The recommended retail price is $59.99. Follow The Glenrothes on Facebook.
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