Pale straw, clear and bright
Fresh, floral, coconut, American oak vanilla
Soft mellow, creme brulee and berry fruits
Smooth, sweet, medium length
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 92 points - Soft aromas of red apples and coconut on the nose. It is light and crisp in the mouth with subtle flavors of toasted coconut and vanilla that turn slightly caramelized and dark on the smooth and fresh finish. (Apr 2014)
The Glenrothes normal wood policy uses a combination of Spanish and American oak, seasoned with sherry, bourbon and malt Scotch. Not so the Alba Reserve.
For this expression John Ramsay has used Glenrothes matured exclusively in American oak refill bourbon casks. It therefore delivers coconut and vanilla in abundance, and is soft and mellow with a creme brulee flavour and feel.
Quercus Alba is the Latin name for White (or American) oak; and Alba is the Gaelic word for Scotland.