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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. [+]