Friday, June 25, 2010

Make a date with The Glenrothes

Just a quick post to bring your attention to an excellent documentary found on The Glenrothes website. A self made doco taking you through the process of how their whisky is made form start to finish. Although we all might know a little bit about most things that happening in the whisky process, this mini documentary is short & sweet, demonstrating a heck of a lot. The presenter Ronnie Cox also gets a little too raunchy and personal with his whisky tastings at the end, which just makes it all the more fun to watch.

The mini doco is modest, passionate and direct which is why I think for those that have not seen it to make a date with The Glenrothes website this weekend (see here).

The Baron

4 comments:

  1. My crap pre-paid internet connection is like using dial-up, so no viewing here...at least I have this whisky in my collection though, really looking forward to it.

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  2. I tried the full range of this distillery on Sat night (Whisky Live) and was not at all impressed.

    I'd be interested in other opinions though.

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  3. I agree. I have a bottle of Select Reserve yet to be opened and so took the opportunity to get a tasting at Whisky Live. I was not impressed with any of them. They are not bad but not to my expectations. I would class these more so as a 'Settlers Whisky' as in you have a long experience with whisky and have settled on your pallet choice and sticky to it. I think for all of us we have a whisky style of choice (even i it is still changing) and feel quite passionate about that style and region the whisky comes from.

    The rep at the stand said 95% of all Glenrothes batches goes into blends including Cutty Sark and The Famous Grouse. Now I have to say the reps did not actually appear or sound that knowledgeable about the product so I take that with a grain of salt.

    Funny enough Glenrothes and Cutty Sark are owned by separate parties and did a swap of the brands earlier this year (2010). See this link below for extra info where Ronnie Cox even weights in on the discussion.

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  4. Sorry here is the link:
    http://www.whatdoesjohnknow.com/2010/02/04/cutty-sark-goes-to-edrington-glenrothes-goes-to-bbr/

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