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Glenrothes 30-year-old

Overall rating
88.57/100
votes
14
Whiskybase ID
WB101947
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Oldest Reserve
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
30 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
08 Oct 2017 7:17 pm by maltaholic

Average value

€ 328.16

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14 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 30-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.57 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Old and dignified, gentle and yet with a snappy dryness. The combination of sweetness, fruit, wood and the biting dryness already mentioned gives this Glenrothes a certain harmony and neat character. Still, I miss that certain something ...

    22/22/22/22 (88P)
    • Nose
      Light copper with an orange shimmer shines in the Premium Snifter. Dried grapes and berries combine with caramelized sugar and milk chocolate, meadow herbs and slightly menthol freshness. Zest of orange peel, hints of grapefruit and lemons, raisins and delicately spicy wood tones come with mandarins and light floral influences.
    • Taste
      The first sip flows mildly and slightly tart through the palate. A hint of acidic citrus ends in minimal fruit sweetness which suddenly ends in an extremely dry mouthfeel. The entire mouth contracts, the salivation is massively stimulated. Oranges and raisins open the second sip before this extreme "dryness" sets in again with a wonderfully subtle sharpness. White pepper drizzles on spicy wood and dried fruit, grated orange and grapefruit fall into creamy dark chocolate, a few drops of espresso and sour cherry juice leave a delicately tart and minimally acidic fruit note on the palate.
    • Finish
      Stick dry citrus fruits and spicy wood on the palate, subtle sharpness plays with dried fruits and hints of citrus fruits. A fresh mint note with eucalyptus and menthol is discreetly in the background. At the end of the aftertaste, hazelnuts stick to the palate.

  2. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A very nice Glenrothes, but a typical representative of "I would never buy, anyway", because personally I do not like this strong dryness with slight bitterness, some like it but yes.
    • Nose
      Bitter orange, grapefruit, already quite intense everything, with rather fewer miss notes or unpleasant parts as one otherwise knows of strong sherrylastigen Rothes, full apricot jellies rise, brown sugar, lovage, clove, nutmeg, some caraway also
    • Taste
      Bitter oranges, also blood oranges, an intense blend, very strong for the%, but also very dry and bitter, a touch too much perhaps, currants, some jam (orange and plum), dates, dried autumn leaves, wild garlic
    • Finish
      Blood orange with peel and seeds, dry, dark malt, dry sherry, oak chips, long, but for me the weakest part

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