Some years ago my wife and I were invited to have dinner at the home of one of her sister’s (she has 2) and brother-in-law. Whilst waiting and visiting I observed a bottle of The GlenRothes (unknown vintage) sitting proudly on display. Being forward I asked about the whisky and was told my brother in law was beginning to explore Scotch. He would be opening the bottle after supper and I was welcome to a dram, should I be interested. Well, obviously I was interested.
Later, after dinner, my wife and I were approached by one of her brothers (she has 4) who informed us the bottle was being opened and asked would I care for a dram. Yes, I replied. He then asked if I would like ice (!) and water (!) with my whisky. I replied, sharply, that I would not and neither should he. Perhaps my tone was a bit brusque but a great dram is not improved by freezing and drowning.
This past Christmas our brother in law gave to me a special gift; a “triple pack” containing wee (100 ml) bottles of The GlenRothes: 1998, 1985, and Select Reserve. Slàinte