Speyside (Glenrothes) 2008-2021 | 13 Year Old | Chorlton Whisky

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Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 
Bottled by: Chorlton Whisky 70cl / 64.6% 

Bottled at an extraordinary 64.6%, this 13-year-old Speyside single malt released in 2021 by indie bottlers Chorlton whisky has retained such a high strength because it was distilled at Glenrothes, where they fill their casks at 69% rather than the more usual 63.5% the rest of the industry prefers.

The cask in this instance was a second fill sherry butt Glenrothes 2008, bottled without colouring or chill filtration and yielding 368 bottles at natural cask strength. A delightful winter warmer that will most likely benefit from a generous drop of water to bring out the most of its flavours.




Chorlton Whisky

Country Scotland
Region Speyside
Distilled Year 2008
Bottling Year 2021
Age 13
Limited Edition Yes
Bottles Produced 368
Cask Type Second Fill Sherry Butt
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 64.6%
Pre-Owned No
Tasting Notes

Official Tasting Notes

Nose: So, the neat nose is classical sherried Glenrothes - nutty (walnut whip, peanut brittle), creamy (malted milk, crême caramel) and a bit fruity (jaffa cakes, apple pie, dried figs). There's a bit of toasted teacake too, as well as that slight flintiness you often get from Glenrothes.
With Water:
Adding water makes the cleaner and fruitier side really pop - it becomes particularly citrussy with melted Calippo orange lollies and (a classier one to make up for that!) grapefruit preserve.

The palate tells the same story. Neat it's rich, thickly textured and chocolate-caramely, with a baked apple sort of fruitiness, a bit of tarry liquorice, and orange and caramel in the finish.
With Water:
Dilution switches everything round so that there's orange cake upfront, and the richness is felt more in the finish. I get more of the nuttiness (sesame snaps, peanut cookies) with water too.

Conclusion: I think some people will love this dram neat, some well-diluted, and others will find their own sweet spot in-between. It's certainly fun to play around with!

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