Formerly known as Alba Reserve, the name was changed to Bourbon Cask Reserve for transparency and simplicity of trade and consumer understanding. A certified Kosher expression it is matured exclusively in American oak ex-Bourbon casks.
The Glenrothes matures in a combination of Spanish and American oak, usually seasoned with sherry or bourbon. Of those only Bourbon is 100% Kosher. However, the whisky for this expression has matured exclusively in American oak refill bourbon casks, which means no sherry influence at all. Bourbon Cask Reserve is described in John Ramsay’s flavour notes as “coconut and vanilla, rich and sweet.”
For this expression Gordon Motion has used Glenrothes matured exclusively in American oak refill Bourbon casks. It therefore delivers coconut and vanilla in abundance, and is soft and mellow with a crème brulée flavour and feel.
Bourbon Cask Reserve was certified in March 2009-and annually thereafter-by Rabbi Padwa of the London Beth Din