Situated within the picturesque Spey valley, Rothes is home to five distilleries all tucked along the tiny main street - unbeknown to passing visitors. Amongst these is Glenrothes hidden in a small glen on the outskirts of the village. Today Glenrothes single malt is used as the heart of Cutty Sark blended whisky. Approaching the distillery your eyes are drawn to the right where the village graveyard stretches up the hill. As whisky matures it evaporates this is known as “the angels share”. Feeding off the evaporated whisky is a black sooty fungus, which gives an eiry atmosphere to the place. The blackened grave stones under the shadows of tall trees surrounded by distillery buildings. TASTING NOTES Color: Golden Brown WITHOUT WATER Nose:Sweet with malty notes and some wood oil aromas. Palate: Initially cereal flavours followed by hints of chocolate and smoke. WITH WATER Nose: Sweet Sherry notes and charred oak. More balanced with delicate aromas. Palate: Smooth, creamy vanilla notes together with the Sherry influence. Body: Full with soft mouth feel. Finish: Long and warming.