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Glenrothes 格蘭露斯 John Ramsay Legacy 46.7%

商品目錄A~Z 蘇格蘭單一麥芽威士忌GGlenrothes
商品編號:
國 別:United Kingdom
產 地:蘇格蘭斯佩賽
年 份:
酒 齡: years old
酒 精 度:46.7%
容 量:75 cl
桶 別:
裝 瓶 數:全球1400瓶,台灣僅30瓶
WHISKYBIBLE: points
WHISKYFUN:91 points
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格蘭露斯 Glenrothes John Ramsay Legacy 46.7%
     
約翰藍賽
(John Ramsay)是Glenrothes酒廠首席調酒師,他在威士忌產品領域服務超過43年,其中在
Edrngton任職共18年。他也是麥卡倫、高原騎士、威雀的首席釀酒顧問,多款麥卡倫包括紫鑽皆是出於他的調和。於20096月退休的John Ramsay Legacy,從1990年代早期便開始擔任格蘭露斯的首席調酒師。自2004年後推出的14款產品中,每一款都附有他的簽名。他更於2008年,退休的前一年得 到"Whisky Magazine"頒發給他的『終生成就獎』殊榮!在任職期間,因為John Ramsay Legacy 大師的貢獻,格蘭露斯已經奪得無數的獎項。 

為了感謝他對格蘭露斯的卓越貢獻,愛丁頓集團請他最後釀造一款獨特的格蘭露斯,並驕傲地留下他的最後一個簽名,John Ramsay選擇了一批陳年於1973年到1987年,二次裝填美國白橡木波本桶及雪莉桶,以不同的橡木桶勾兌而成的限量版單一麥芽威士忌,酒精成份46.7%

格蘭露斯單一純麥威士忌The Glenrothes John Ramsay的口味令人印象深刻、難以忘懷,夾帶著柑橘、香草、芒果風味,在經過第一次熟成的程序之後,因為第二次長期置放在在美國雪莉橡木桶裏熟成,使其富含著芳香的味道;這個極緻的威士忌作品,正足以充份顯現,約翰藍賽(John Ramsay)長期以來為斯佩賽區的格蘭露斯(Glenrothes)酒廠,所作的努力與貢獻。

每瓶限量版的格蘭露斯單一純麥威士忌 The Glenrothes John Ramsay,都將會有個別的編號,而且裝在訂製的橡木箱子將酒瓶妥善包裝好。在木製箱子的最下面,有一個隱祕小抽屜,附有約翰藍賽(John Ramsay)手寫的品酩心得小冊子,作為分享與傳承。

                

Tasting Notes by Whiskyfun Serge:
Glenrothes 'John Ramsay Legacy' (46.7%, OB, 1400 bottles, 2009)
John Ramsay, master distiller at Glenrothes, just retired (or is about to retire) and selected two casks to celebrate with panache. These two casks – probably butts according to the size of the batch – have been vatted together. Colour: gold, a tad lighter than the 1988. Nose: very interesting! Interesting as a whisky and interesting because John Ramsay selected it, as it’s rather different from the ‘usual’ official Glenrothes. Indeed, it’s rather more powerful (not just the strength) and kind of wilder, with more obvious oak and marzipan for a start, followed with quite some heather and other herbs and flowers. In a certain sense, we’re rather in the direction of a Highland Park 25yo here. Other ‘smaller’ notes: liquorice, roots, horse dung (just very tiny notes), gentian eau-de-vie and a wee ‘peatiness’. Mouth: we’re closer to the 1988, only with even more oomph and a big body. The spices attack first (pepper and ginger), then more herbal notes (thyme, liquorice wood), then quite some aniseed and cardamom… It’s only after that spicy/herbal cavalry that Glenrothes’ typical mellow/creamy notes emerge, with some custard, marmalade, honey and nougat. Finish: long, still nervous, mostly on roasted/honeyed nuts. Comments: definitely not one of these round and mellow Glenrothes that one may sip in an English gentleman’s club. I’ve often noticed that master distillers tend to prefer whiskies that are as close as possible to the original spirit. I say well done, even if this one is in no way an easy ‘just-drink-don’t-ask’ malt whisky. If you’re not into easy aromas and flavours, watch this one! (sorry, no ideas as for its price, maybe expensive.) SGP:462 - 91 points.