John Ramsay retired in June 2009. He has been ‘Malt Master’ for The Glenrothes since the early 1990s. The genius behind the whisky’s exceptional quality, his signature has been on all fourteen labels since 2004.
To mark this occasion they asked John to make an expression that he would be proud to sign his name to for the very last time. So he identified a pocket of 2nd fill American Oak sherry casks from Vintages ranging from 1973 to 1987.
These he married, reduced very gradually in strength-without chill filtering-to produce a Glenrothes that will stand as his legacy to The Glenrothes.
Appearance: Medium golden, clear and bright
Bouquet: Rich, spicy, blood orange and vanilla
Palate: Rich, full flavour, balanced oak and fruit, mango
Finish: Long, mature and tactile, unmistakably American oak