glenrothes 1986 36 years wu dram clan

Glenrothes 1986 36 Years (Wu Dram Clan)

“It’s another Wu Dram official right here, y’know.”

You can just ignore my attempt of bringing the Wu-Tang Clan into a review of a Wu Dram Clan release. A review that’s totally unnecessary for you, the reader. Or at least, it is if you were hoping to buy a bottle of the Glenrothes 1986 36 Years. It was only available through the Wu Dram Clan newsletter. And it had an outturn of just 72 bottles to begin with.

Regardless, I don’t like to waste an opportunity to write about good whisky, so here we go.

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Glenrothes 1986 36 Years (45.6%, Wu Dram Clan, C#2125)

Nose: Moderate fruits with touches of white wine-poached apples, apricots and juicy pears supported by elegant waxy notes and honeycomb. Just a touch of mead also, a hint of chalk too, as well as some subtle floral notes. Whiffs of breakfast cereals to round things out. Really very lovely indeed.
Taste: The palate is more or less a continuation of the nose. A backbone of ripe, sweet fruits with honeyed beeswax, then just a whisper of breakfast tea and a tinge of furniture polish. Finally a whiff of eucalyptus too.
Finish: Medium length with a little more oak now, but also coconut and mild citrus fruits.

Very elegant and refined, the oak influence is remarkably mellow – it can't have been a very active cask. Re-re-fill maybe. But it worked out rather brilliantly in the end.

Sample provided by Wu Dram Clan

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