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Overall rating
88.41/100
votes
53
Whiskybase ID
WB101596
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
Art of Whisky Ageing
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
204
Strength
51.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The Whisky Exchange - Whisky Show London 2017
Added on
02 Oct 2017 7:38 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 139.02

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53 × member ratings

49 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 27-year-old ElD

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.41 points

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Orange, yellow fruits, vanilla, honey, toffee, very fruity, very nice

  2. olegborgol scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    22-22.5-22.5-22, pleasantly surprised

  3. Norbs scored this whisky 74 points Specialist

    An average of almost 89 points? Really? On the nose I thought it was alright, the taste wasn't bad either but that finish... That ruined everything for me. I truly wish I could be more positive.

  4. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Fruity nose very pleasant.
    In the mouth it goes down a notch, the balance is not present.
    We feel the influence of the Bourbon cask but the whole remains rough.
    • Nose
      Very classy on vanilla, honey and noble wood. There is wax, fruit (melon, orange ...) and a sharp tip.
    • Taste
      It's lively, not superbly balanced. There is sweet candy, apple, spices and a citric tip.
    • Finish
      Medium, minty, spicy, vegetal with orange peel.

  5. toklian scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    N 21 P 21 F 18 B 20

  6. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    Nose already promising and on the palate really a fruit bomb, can compete with the recent speysiders from 1973
    • Nose
      90 90
      Exotic fruits, green fruits, mango, passion fruit, leafy and a bit grassy, honeydew - interesting and not bad
    • Taste
      92 92
      Oily, creamy, waxy, very fruity and sweet, more exotic and tropical fruits, bananas, pineapples, hints of vanilla, creme brulee, some citrus notes, cooked oranges - really good
    • Finish
      91 91
      Medium long, warm, more fruits, still sweet, good acidity, really fine notes of oak wood

  8. Nigol scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Many bottles have already been opened at Whisky Show London. also many bottles have gone away as sampels. If you can still find it, the buyer is lucky.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. hansverkerk scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Nose: sweet and some sour fruitiness, plums, pears, sweet orange and honey. Sweet lime,  eucalyptus very very fresh and fruity and sweet.

    Taste; waxy notes, oranges, ginger,  raisins, dried fruit, honey, fresh oak, roasted sweet nuts, vanilla and a bit smokey.

    A complex palet, fresh and fruity but a great body for this kind of drams.

    long end nice finish.

    This really isthe Art of Whisky Ageing.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  10. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Balance sheet (22) Cheerful Molt:) 90 The
    • Nose
      Flowers, sweets ... grass and mountain honey ... citrus ... baked apple and vanilla ... pleasant, refreshing (22) The
    • Taste
      The taste is spicy, oily, woody ... rounded and citrus (23) The
    • Finish
      Finish woody ... with notes of vanilla ice cream, ginger bitterness and lemon zest ... as if bubbles of lemon soda tingling the tongue ... (23) The

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