Glenrothes-Glenlivet 20 1997 Cadenhead’s Small Batch

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Thanks to /u/devoz for pouring me a dram.

Yup, Glenrothes independent bottling again. I know, I’m getting pretty repetitive, but frankly I really do enjoy independent bottling Glenrothes, and think they are one of my current cask strength picks.

So what’s new about Glenrothes-Glenlivet 20 1997 Cadenhead’s Small Batch? Well first off we see that, as usual, Cadenhead adding in the now not used addition of -Glenlivet that used to be added instead of “Speyside”. Turns out there was a court case where the owner got the rights to call his own distillery that name, however, all other distilleries are allowed to use the hyphen. I’ve never read a reason why Cadenhead’s keeps this going.

And onto things that matter about what’s in the bottle. So we have 20 years in three different sherry casks, cask strength, and with no additional chill filtered or colouration. If that doesn’t do…

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