Whisky Focus - Glenrothes Manse Brae Reserves Travel Retail Exclusive

Glenrothes Manse Brae Reserves Travel Retail Exclusive

17th October 2013
Introducing The Glenrothes Manse Brae travel retail exclusive range.

The Glenrothes has unveiled a new travel retail exclusive series of whiskies. This new range celebrates the spiritual home of The Glenrothes whisky. Named after the street on which RothesHouse, stands, the Manse Brae range comprises Manse Reserve, Elders' Reserve and Minister's Reserve.

This is the first time that The Glenrothes has released an entirely new range of whiskies specially bottled for travel retail. The range will also benefit from stunning packaging as The Glenrothes, winner of the World's Best Design at the World Whiskies Awards 2013, enhances the quality of its presentation while retaining the distinctive frame and bottle that we all know.

RothesHouse was formerly the Minister's home, known as the Manse; overlooking the town below, it was a place where the Elders of the Kirk would meet. The history of Glenrothes Distillery is inextricably linked with the Church of Scotland: the United Presbyterian Church of the nearby village of Archiestown lent the sum of 600 (equivalent to 50,000 today) to the distillery in its infancy, without which the distillery would never have been built.

Ronnie Cox, Brands Heritage Director of Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits, owners of The Glenrothes distillery expounds;

"The Manse is a hugely important place; home to the families that own The Glenrothes, it has always been and remains a welcoming place for kindred spirits who appreciate the exceptional quality of our whisky. Interest in The Glenrothes at travel retail is very high and so this range is really a response to consumer demand. We have decided to celebrate our spiritual home and its long history with the Kirk."

The Manse Brae Range will be available in travel retail in the UK and European Travel Retail hubs as well as the following: Dubai, Taipei (and other airports in Taiwan), Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing, Zhuhai, Shenzhen, Kuala Lumpur and Seoul.

The Glenrothes Manse Reserve Tasting Notes

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Largely matured in American Oak casks with the influence of some Sherry Oak also evident. Bottled at 43% ABV.

Nose: Autumn orchard, custard cream biscuits, fleeting but recurrent floral notes.

Taste: Fresh, uplifting, bottled pears, soft alluring spices.

Finish: Medium length. Refreshingly fruity with uplifting spices.

The Glenrothes Elders' Reserve Tasting Notes

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Matured for a minimum of 18 years in equal proportions of American Oak and Spanish Oak casks, it reflects the wisdom of the Elders of the community of Rothes. Bottled at 43% ABV.

Nose: Ripe, tropical mango, vanilla pods ginger and toffee apple.

Taste: Sweet, creamy vanilla ice cream dusted with nutmeg, mixed dried citrus.

Finish: Sweet vanilla and lingering oakiness.

The Glenrothes Minister's Reserve Tasting Notes

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Matured for a minimum of 21 years in a higher proportion of Spanish Oak casks, it is the pinnacle of the Manse Brae range and therefore, enjoys the Minister's approval.  Bottled at 43% ABV.

Nose: Resinous, sweet fruity, pink grapefruit, orange boxes.

Taste: Soft cedarwood, dried fruit peel and tropical fruits with hints of rose.

Finish: Lingering spicy cedarwood and vanilla.

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