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The whisky

List of the bottles

Glenrothes: official bottlings

Glenrothes

1989

Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Official
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74/100
The distillery is specialised in vintage whiskies. The 1989 version is distinguished by its sweet character, slightly fruity.
The taste is sweet, with hints of oak and ripe fruits.
The finis is very pleasant and exceptionally sweet.
Personal Comment
A rather strange feeling at the first contact. The nose would has the tendency to say it is a real superior malt, but there is something which shades this impression. Slight citrus hints on a delicate malt background. The impression in the palate confirms the first nosing, and here also something is missing. This sweet and pleasant whisky has a lack of character. But it is a good bottle, nobody can regret to have bought.
74/100
A rather complex but discrete nose reveals sweet hints of ripe fruits. The taste is very sweet as well, with some remote slightly acid touches on a malt background. The sweetness is still there in the finish which is rather pleasant.
74/100

Glenrothes

1978

Age
21 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Official
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78/100
Personal Comment
This great distillery usually produces whiskies which are less marked by the alcohol. This 21 years old edition has of course all the ingredients of a great whisky, a wide aroma range, a very long finish which retains the taste for long minutes, but the beginning is rather aggressive, dominated by an impression of alcohol burning sensation. It is difficult to believe that this whisky stayed for 21 years in an oak cask. The price of the bottle seems to be out of proportion with its quality.
74/100
The second tasting did not really contradict the first one. However the quotation is higher this time.
79/100
The nose is clearly marked by citrus fruit (grapefruit), hiding a malt smell mixed with some hints of dried hay. A nice complexity, but remaining on the acidity. In the mouth, the alcohol impression of the first tasting was not present anymore (aeration, evolution of own taste ?), but the acidity is dominating. A nice evolution to malted notes. The finish is relatively long, but here the acidity is present as well...
79/100
The nose is pleasantly marked by spices, pepper and nutmeg on a nice malty background. The nose announces a great tasting moment. Unfortunately, the mouth is less interesting, with its half bitter half acid notes. A kind of watery feeling and a lack at consistence. The nose was too enticing probably... The finish is nice with its haselnut hints, but not nice enough to compensate the relative deceptoin in the palate.
79/100

Glenrothes

25 years old, Limited release

Age
25 years
Alcohol percentage
43,8 %
Bottler
Official
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0/100
Glenrothes Specail release 25
Personal Comment

Glenrothes: independent bottlings

Glenrothes

Old Malt Cask, 18 years

Collection
Old malt cask
Age
18 years
Alcohol percentage
50,0 %
Bottler
Douglas Laing
Dates
Distil: 1/03/1983 Bottling: 1/12/2001
Bottle
288 btls
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81/100
Personal Comment

A slightly acid smell, green apple, is dominating. This acidity remains in the palate, but does not hinder at all. The finish is rather long and the whole makes that this refreshing whisky a quite interesting one. It's alcohol degree, just between too much and not enough makes it a rather good one;
79/100
The nose is pleasantly fresh with a discrete smell of green apple. In the mouth, a mix of malt and a kind of acidity, but not like citrus fruit but like apple, followed by a nice finish, slightly spiced and recalling some menthol touches.
79/100
Nice fruit flavours with hints of yeast and a touch of wood inspire the first impressions In the palate, a nice complexity mixing slightly bitter notes (nut) to slightly acid ones, the whole making part of a whole which is both smooth (honey and malt) and bitter. The finish is quite long and warm, but has lost the taste diversity of the mouth.
84/100

Glenrothes

Un-chillfiltered collection 1990

Collection
Un-chillfiltered collection
Age
11 years
Alcohol percentage
46,0 %
Bottler
Signatory
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81/100
Personal Comment
A light nose with some discrete floral, malty and honeyish notes announces a pleasant whisky. The sweet impression left by the nose remains in the palate, with however a great diversity at sensations, from honey to malt, through a very light touch of non acid citrus fruit. A rather pleasant finish, with malt touches.
79/100
The nose is clearly marked by malt with nice coffee hints and some spicy touches with some floral whiffs A very complex nose. In the mouth a kind of bitterness followed by some discrete acid touches on a malty background. A nice finish, clearly dominated by maot. A very nice bottle.
84/100

Glenrothes

First Cask 7 years old

Collection
First Cask
Age
7 years
Alcohol percentage
56,4 %
Bottler
Whisky Import Nederland
Cask
First fill sherry
Cask number
single cask 2417
Dates
Distil: 20/6/2000` Bottling: 4/2/2008
Bottle
312 btls
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79/100
Glenrothes First Cask 7 years
Personal Comment
The nose is clearly marked by strong malty and yeasty hints and some sherry.
In the palate, an strange impression of smoked salmon first, but without the salty character which is usually associated to fish. A drop of water makes the whole much more pleasant dan makes it develop on nice fruity and chocolate notes.
Lingering finish, still clearly marked by hints of malt and sherry.
79/100

Glenrothes

Gordon & MacPhail 1978 Reserve,

Collection
Reserve
Age
30 years
Alcohol percentage
59,9 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
Cask
refill sherry butt
Cask number
single cask 19236
Dates
Distil: 28/12/1978 Bottling: 27/08/2008
Bottle
415 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 87/100
Glenrothes reserve 1978
Personal Comment
Pleasure is present from the very first nose, due to the very nice sherry fragrances mixed with very discrete chocolate hints. Nice complexity for this very smooth nose.
The palate is nicely fruity too with very light woody hints. Some tingling on the tong however, due to the percentage of alcohol.
Lingering and very warm finish. Sherry remains present for long minutes
88/100
Color: Amber
The nose which seems marked by sherry is quite complex and is evolving. Chocolate notes follow those of plum jam, then some acid fragrances, in the kind of cooked unripe fruit . Without the fresh character of acidity as is often the case. But this acidity in the perfect extension of the notes of cocoa and plum. The nose is quite remarkable in any case.
Contrary to what seemed to be announced by the nose, the first impression in the mouth is relatively aggressive. Presence of alcohol is obvious, and the impression of acidity of unsweetened plum jam that was detected on the nose dominates the palate at first.
After a few moments, the first aggression disappears, and nice chocolate notes join the plum ones, but that alcohol feeling does not go away. Alcohol is not particularly annoying, but the strength and heat are undeniable.
After a mouth of that power, I expected a final with exceptional length. But the finish is of medium length, keeping the memory of the warmth and notes of both cocoa and baked fruit.
84/100

Glenrothes

1969, aged 39 years

Collection
Lonach
Age
39 years
Alcohol percentage
42,7 %
Bottler
Duncan Taylor
Dates
Distil: 1969 Bottling: 2008
Particularity
cask strength
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85/100
Glenrothes Lonach 39
Personal Comment
Colour: Old gold
The nose is rather complex mainly marked by a sweet, nutty bitterness combined with the sweetness of those old cough syrups which appears by very discrete touches.
The mouth is a bit disappointing after that very engaging nose. Slightly sour notes, probably some tingling due to alcohol and in general a feeling of a quite tired whisky. We would have liked some of these notes to be a little less subtle, like for example the nutty ones which are overwhelmed by an unexpected acidity. But overall this is a very nice mouth.
The finish recalls the level of pleasure of the nose. Very nice length, quite marked character of discreetly woody notes.
Pity that the mouth is slightly behind, because the whisky could be sublime. Maybe a few weeks of aeration can do him good. To be reviewed.
85/100

Glenrothes

Angels Choice 1970

Collection
Angel's Choice
Age
41 years
Alcohol percentage
44,5 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Bourbon Hogshead
Cask number
single cask 11026
Dates
Distil: 1970 Bottling: 2011
Bottle
135 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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0/100
Glenrothes MOS 1970, Angesl choice
Personal Comment

Glenrothes samples

Glenrothes

Taste Still 1970

Collection
Taste Still Selection
Age
35 years
Alcohol percentage
41,8 %
Bottler
Taste Still
Cask number
single cask 10590
Dates
Distil: 1970 Bottling: 09-2006
Bottle
175 btls
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84/100
Glenrothes Taste still 1970
Personal Comment
The nose is rather discrete, and amzingly fresh for a whisky of that age. Cut grass and fruits (pear, melen). A very light touch of bitterness. The mouth is slighty more bitter than nose let expect, quite complex, with an evolution from hazelnut to malt, through discrete fruity hints. The finish is lingering, and fine woody hints are slightly dominent. A nice contrast between the nose, the mouth and the finish. A good bottle.
84/100

Glenrothes

Twenty Five

Age
25 years
Alcohol percentage
50 %
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan
Dates
Distil: 1988 Bottling: 2013
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89/100
Personal Comment
Color: Gold
A strong smell of beer immediately appears and dominates the other smells like overripe fruit. With a little aeration, the nose becomes quite complex, adding to these notes of beer some subtle citrus notes. A very nice mix, but you have to give it time to prove itself and to appreciate it fully.
The first mouth is very fresh, marked by citrus (lemon, orange) and soon comes an addition of more bitter notes, starting from the cashews and evolving towards notes of gentian. A fully integrated alcohol. Complex and pleasant, the mouth is not less surprising because not being in line with the nose.
The finish is mainly marked by the pleasure of pleasantly bitter notes that sensed in the mouth.
Here's a surprising whisky, in line with the best drams of Wilson & Morgan. Three whisky in one, as the contrasts between the nose, mouth and the final are important.
89/100

Glenrothes

The ultimate single malt collection 1995

Collection
The Ultimate Single Malt selection
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
The Ultimate Whisky Company
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84/100
Personal Comment

A very fresh and fruity nose. Nice hints of ripe peer , a touch of smoke and some peppery whiffs. This nose has everything it needs to be very pleasant.
The palate prolongs perfectly this nose, adding some citrus notes to the nose's pear. Very fresh and pleasant.
The finish is unfortunately less interesting than nose and mouth were. It remains however very decent and the overall appreciation of this bottle is that it constitutes a very nice surprise.
84/100


Glenrothes

17 years old

Age
17 years
Alcohol percentage
59,9 %
Bottler
Clydesdale
Cask
sherry
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0/100
Glenrothes Clydesdale 17
Personal Comment

Glenrothes

Dun Eideann 1996, Ste Lucie

Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
42,0 %
Bottler
Dun Eideann
Cask
Rhum
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0/100
Personal Comment

Glenrothes

1987, sherry butt

Age
21 years
Alcohol percentage
53,4 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
sherry butt
Cask number
single cask 7409
Dates
Distil: 23/06/1987 Bottling: 03/2009
Bottle
96 btls
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79/100
Glenrothes 1987 mos
Personal Comment
A mix of malt and ripe fruits with hints of acid drop characterises the nose. It remains however rather discrete.
In the palate, a nice freshness with unfortunately an obvious presence of alcohol. Slightly more complex than the nose, but nothing very spectacular in this one neither...
Long malty finish.
79/100

Glenrothes

1968, Bourbon Hoghshead

Age
42 years
Alcohol percentage
45,2 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask
Bourbon Hogshead
Cask number
single cask 13509
Dates
Distil: 11-1968 Bottling: 02-2011
Bottle
108 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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0/100
Personal Comment

Glenrothes

Twenty

Collection
Barrel Selection, 20yo & older
Age
20 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan
Cask number
single cask 10993
Dates
Distil: 1990 Bottling: 2010
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0/100
Glenrothes 20 WM
Personal Comment

Glenrothes

1998, Marsala finish

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Wilson & Morgan
Cask
Marsala finish
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WDTS2013-01 83/100
Glenrothes 1996
Personal Comment
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Mars
Nose: Uber fruity (unfortunately less and less after breathing), green apple, vanilla, pepper, dust, apple cake, exotic fruits, paprika, barbecue chips, balsamic vinegar. Powerful.
Water strongly brings out bacon chips.

Taste: BBQ Chips, spices, fruits. Dry, bizarre, unique.
Second tasting: More fruity with fewer barbecue chips. Bizarre.

Finale: Fruity, floral, spicy, slightly woody (not in the negative sense) biscuit. Long and weird.
Second tasting: More fruits, some citrus, more spices.

Comments: I found the beautiful nose (without water), the rest is a little less interesting even if ventilation improves it. A whisky that is very strange, make me think about some single cask Glenturret 1977 (or 1980). I would avoid adding water, unless you love bacon chips!
Second tasting happened 10 days after the first one.

91/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Corbuso
Colour: Pale straw
Nose: Peaty, clean, intense, tarry, dry, oaky, with some vanilla, a light maritime influence and some hemp rope. With time, some notes of toffee are released.
Taste: Peaty to very peaty, aromatic, slightly floral, with a touch of honey and heather, some light grassy and toffee notes, with a lingering sweetness and tar.
Impression: A very pleasant peaty and aromatic whisky, nicely balanced and most enjoyable to drink.

89/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Whiskywardrobe
“It's interesting. At first it looks too young but then a nice fruity character with lots of cocoa reveals.”
This dram has a fino-like color.
Nose (86): (5)more than average. fruits, apples, cinnamon, wood, honey, citrus. It is a fruity dram with a young character.
Taste (87): powerful, oily. honey, wood, fruits, apples, spices, cocoa. Remind me of a highlands whisky... maybe a Glenmorangie?8.7
Finish (87): (5)longer than average. wood, honey, cocoa.

87/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Canis_Lupus
Colour: Straw.
Nose first nose leather, smoked, and then moves quickly on coffee, roasted notes, tiramisu. The nose evolves on very sweet black coffee, see the irish coffee. A meaty hand on the bacon. Orange chocolate after a certain time.
Taste: There are mostly strong coffee and sweet with spices. The meaty side / smoked is much less present
Finish: Rather long and fairly warm in the wake of her mouth.

Comments: Although it does not shine a very complex, this whisky is not less pleasant.

87/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by mapi
Straw color with glints of gold

Nose: The nose is powerful, dense and fruity (yellow fruit). This fruit is beautifully disturbed by the arrival of a first point of menthol and fine spices, ginger basically.

Palate: The palate is fresh. The flavors develop in waves with the sweetness of the fruit and the spiciness of alcohol. It is on sweet spices, cinnamon and ginger. It then goes on to cereal evolving oncaramel. It ends on a sweet impression.

Finish: The finish is soft and creamy. The finesse of milk chocolate. final rather short. The retro-olfaction is on spices (curry).
86/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Jeep
Nose: First nose rather light: both malted and mineral. The first impression is that there is no flaw but nothing wildly exuberant. With aeration, a little pear, plum and nuts, especially walnuts. Then toffee, lots of toffee. One side Macvin from the French Jura area.
Palate: The palate is rounde or even oily. Whisky lining the whole palace. Yellow fruits, a nice woodiness and praline. Surprising.
Final: A salivating and saline one but too short
Conclusion: A nose first progressive which requires good ventilation, then it remains locked into toffee. Alcohol is well integrated in the mouth and the texture is nice. For cons, the finish is too short. Well done whisky.
85/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Flonews
Color: very pale gold

Nose: very light at first, but not unpleasant. Rounds over time to become more intoxicating. Notes of gingerbread will gradually discover.

Taste: A whiff of spices with small spicy notes which frankly saw on the forest. Aromas of wax and cloves arise and remain present. The mouth dries slowly.

Final: wood fades to give way to spice and dries more vinous notes on making me think port. Sherry white? Very good length.

A small but interesting nose, level of alcohol under control without water, a beautiful developed surprising flavors and good length. A good surprise.
85/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by RX21
Colour: Pale yellow
Nose: Creral, malt
Mouth: Butter caramel, malt, biscuit
Finish: Slighty bitterness

85/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Blackmalt
Color: white wine
Nose: delicate and discreet yet. A little earthy peat. Well, not that of Islay... Maybe a little fruit, it is light. A touch of nuts and cheese (cheese with whole nut above (I do not remember the name)) with a veil of dust. Yes, clearly the nuts, this is confirmed after aeration will also give a hint of honey. And with all that, there will be a hint of peanut. And it's weird, but I feel that there are citrus background .. Genre sour and orange sweet. Or lemon ...
Taste: pungent in attack. Woody with the same nutty as the nose but more pronounced. Some vague smell of coffee.
Also makes me think of a "café Liégeois" with a ball of vanilla ice cream. Without forgetting its small beans above :)
Finale: woody, slightly bitter and of medium length. We still find the same coffee for the mouth.



Comment: Quite weird. Weird, because I do not know what to think. On the one hand, I have the nuts, then comes some citrus.
Strangely enough, it juggles several registry. Difficult to judge. Otherwise it will be a bit feeble and small lack of degrees.

84/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Roblanza
color: light gold.
nose: mildly perfumed, vanilla, earthy peat, caramelized sweets and raisins.
taste: sweet vanilla and fresh wood, some spiciness with less peat than the nose, towards the finish more spiciness and grain-like flavors, very mild and fresh

84/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by wiski
Colour: Pale gold.
Nose: The nose is very floral and herbal notes ... rather sweet citrus (lemon), lemon, vanilla, heather, ripe fruit (banana, apple), everything is pretty smooth. Aeration brings intense notes of coffee cream, very greedy. The fruitiness remains no less intense (apple always), apple pie, biscuit, vanilla, almond paste. With a dash of water, it becomes even more biscuit, coffee cream is net plus sweet notes of leather, rubber (not without displeasing).

Palate: The palate is soft, the acidity of the apple and lemon this time, with a certain bitterness (very) old wood, with a hint of white pepper and lemon peel. Adding a dash of water brings some licorice notes of old wood. The apple is always ripe. Autumn. Dry white grape. Almost vinous. Slightly peppery finish.
82/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by jmputz
Colour: Pale gold
The nose is fairly smooth, with a mixture of smells of yeast and sweet notes. Crème brûlée, honey. This is far from my favorite profile.
In the mouth, it is fairly quiet first before moving on to slightly metallic notes. Behind these notes of acidic metal, you can feel the softness wants to express but can not. This betrays a lack of balance.
Certainly this whisky is not for me.
The finish is relatively short and all the impressions of the mouth are there.
81/100
WDTS2013-01
Commentaire de Dagde
Nose: Alcohol immediately carries its own set of salt and dry malt. Found behind this first stage, some quite fleeting peach melba. The opening gives rather intense caramel pastry notes and some grape touches.

Taste: Dark chocolate and malt dominate with hints of bourbon (vanilla, caramel). Discrete peach but disappears just as quickly. One still feel the alcohol, but it is difficult to perceive flavors in the first mouth. This is a quick one-upmanship in chocolate.

Finale: There is some milk chocolate. The aftertaste becomes more fruity.

Comment: A pretty average overall whisky. The nose is very "dessert" but confuses with more drying. malt In the mouth, a lack of finesse and elegance. The implementation is brutal and yellow fruit just to live.
81/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by ALouis
Color: straw yellow
Nose: Quite original, a little nuts, spices, fine mild smoke, a touch of caramel and some floral notes in the background.
Mouth: Disappointing compared to the nose, pepper, walnuts and some dried fruit.
Final: Medium and nutty
81/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Piazzolla
Nose: Not engaging. Mix of new make and drug. Nuts, mustard.
Palate: silky and then again the new make side of the nose. It really does not evolve and it remains on a rather bitter and unpleasant note (the bark of the walnut).
Finale: absent except for a slight bitterness
Conclusion: not much to tell except that I have not been hooked by this malt, unfortunately.
80/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Amor57
The nose is farmy, with light marine and woody touches. The bitter almond and dried oregano make an early complexity. With aeration, still wild and rare traces of vanilla make their appearance also accompanied by discreet notes of humus. Not very complex and I have some trouble to appreciate. On the palate, the attack is soft, almost erased: oregano and a slight vanilla reminiscent of the nose, while the tannic bitterness vies with the bitterness of coffee. Fortunately some too few fruits brighten the scene. The final, of medium length, is on sea and salty and sweet notes. Rare spices resistant hard tannins that comeback.
Whisky, faute de mieux ...
89/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Malt1972
Colour: white wine
Floral, grassy and malty. Later on more fruitiness (green apples, melon and pear).
Taste: spicy! Pepper, cloves, ginger and nutmeg. Very light and clean. In the end a whiff of smoke.
Finish: short. Dry and bitter. Nutiness. Not very well balanced.

Comment: nothing spectacular in my view. Aperitif style whisky, but probably a little bit too spicy for that though.

79/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Dede
Color: white wine
Nose: rather austere, a mix of lemon, cut grass and minerality. Some notes of alcohol fruit also, as a still young grappa. Aeration also reveals walnuts.
Palate: The attack is aqueous medium spicier, has a certain bitterness (walnuts), blended with some spices and vegetal notes (agave) and minerals.
Finale: Pretty little short and most intense.

Conclusion: No major flaws, but not enough to get up at night either.
79/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Jean-Michel
Colour: Very pale white wine.

Nose: Starts simple, quite youngish, and uncomplicated. And after a little while, becomes… strange. Quite grassy, with lots of pure, freshly extracted cane juice, or is it agave? And brown sugar (or is it cheap toffee?), which is quite surprising given the very light colour. And soft liquorice as well.

Mouth: Yep. Rooty and rummy it is. White rum. And a noticeable salty tang. Briny. A featherlight malt (43% ?), but not weak at all.

Finish: Of medium length. The briny notes become even more prominent.

Comment: Not really my cup of tea, but not uninteresting, I must say. Something between the nutty and uncomplicated side of a young Speysider and the briny style of a young coastal highlander.

79/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Singlemalt71
Nose: At first, young, fresh with some light alcohol and fruit tones (pear?). Even after some time the fragrances are still superficial what’s suspects there wasn’t that much (nice) influences of the cask after all.

Taste: Sharp, alcoholic, some slightly sweetness and some bitterness (tannins) as well.

Finish: Long and peppery and again with bitterness.

78/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Savoureur
appearance: Riesling
nose: medium intensity, fairly well integrated alcohol, fresh vegetables, vanilla, toasted bread, malty sweetness, after 10 minutes of breathing an aroma of burnt caramel appears and increses to become dominant
taste: medium intensity, alcohol fairly well integrated, burnt caramel (in the foreground but less dominant than on the nose), sweetness, vanilla, malted
finish: short to medium

78/100
WDTS2013-01
Comment by Jbrice
Nose: It smells peated spirit! With aeration, it becomes a bit more complex. Wood, a little pear flavors and hints of empyreumatic aromas. There are also a lot of alcohol (slightly disturbing) and some flowers. Cauliflower ..
Taste: lemon and mineral.
Finish: Medium length, slightly saline and mineral.

Comments: This whiskyhas no significant interest for me although no real fault.
77/100

Glenrothes

Glenrothes

1982-2012, bourbon hogshead

Age
30 years
Alcohol percentage
53,2 %
Bottler
Malts of Scotland
Cask number
single cask 12065
Dates
Distil: 04-/1982 Bottling: 11/2012
Bottle
175 btls
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Forum 84/100
Personal Comment

Glenrothes

Rhum finished

Collection
Chieftain's Choice
Age
10 years
Alcohol percentage
52 %
Bottler
Ian McLeod
links & average quote
60/100
Glenrothes Chieftains choice
Personal Comment

Glenrothes

1992-2004

Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
43 %
Bottler
Official
Dates
Distil: 1992 Bottling: 2004
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70/100
Personal Comment

Glenrothes

1997, Very cloudy

Age
8 years
Alcohol percentage
40 %
Bottler
Signatory
Cask
Hogshead
links & average quote
78/100
Personal Comment

Glenrothes

1985

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
43 %
Bottler
Official
links & average quote
79/100
Personal Comment
Comment by J.L. Zamora
Nose: sweet a soft Mouth: Starts sweet and silky but whit a little of time the peper appears. This is a really sweet whisky and so easy to drink. It's similar to macallan 12 fine oak, but I preffer this one beacause have more boy and the peper
79/100

Glenrothes

Un-chillfiltered collection #10988

Collection
Un-chillfiltered Collection
Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Signatory
Cask
Sherry butt
Cask number
single cask 10988
Bottle
742 btls
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83/100
Personal Comment

Glenrothes

Best Casks of Scotland 1990

Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
42 %
Bottler
Jean Boyer
Cask
First fill sherry
Dates
Distil: 1990 Bottling: 2005
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84/100
Personal Comment

Glenrothes

Robur Reserve

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
40 %
Bottler
Official
links & average quote
75/100
Glenrothes Robur
Personal Comment
Comment by Johannes_Sauer
Colour: Golden straw, very golden and beautiful indeed, no indication about colouring.
Nose: Again straw, golden like the appearance, evoking autumn associations in deep winter, mowed grass, a very pleasant easy fruitiness, also hints of vanilla, caramel, a wee bit of leather and very soft smoke. Overall very easy and lowlandish in style. The sherry is not very well marked and the nose lacks some balance like most young spirits – easy to say, there’s no age indicated.
Taste: Firm and gripping, the alcohol having a nifty entrance even though there are no more than 40%. I tasted much stronger whisky being softer on the palate. Also wet rubber and dried fruits, later white chocolate and very soft smoke.
Finish:Getting more pleasant and dry, some dry wood and cold coffee with milk.
Conc.: This dram is pleasant and well crafted and it took a long time to find out what I am missing here: It’s a clear marked direction, there are too much different impressions not in harmony together.
Date: 20. December 2010
75/100

Glenrothes

1978-2008

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
43 %
Bottler
Official
links & average quote
80/100
Glenrothes 19782008
Personal Comment

Glenrothes

John Ramsay Legacy

Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46,7 %
Bottler
Official
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90/100
Personal Comment

Glenrothes

25 years

Collection
The Nectar of Daily Drams
Age
25 years
Alcohol percentage
50,6 %
Bottler
The Nectar
Cask
refill sherry
Dates
Distil: 1988 Bottling: 2013
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 89/100
Personal Comment

Glenrothes

1990

Age
21 years
Alcohol percentage
53,5 %
Bottler
Sansibar
Cask
refill sherry cask
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 85/100
Personal Comment

Glenrothes

1990

Age
23 years
Alcohol percentage
58,7 %
Bottler
Alambic Classique
Cask number
single cask 13306
Dates
Distil: 1990 Bottling: 2013
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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links & average quote
Forum 86/100
Personal Comment

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