Glenrothes 1968 DT

Overall rating
88.00/100
votes
10
Whiskybase ID
WB1067
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
Rare Auld
Vintage
11.1968
Bottled
07.2007
Stated Age
38 years old
Casknumber
13520
Number of bottles
104
Strength
57.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Germany No. 2
Market
de Germany
Added on
11 dec 2007 7:55 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1344.71

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Whisky reviews for Glenrothes 1968 DT

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.00 points.

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2018] A fine old Glenrothes distilled long before the devil started to spoil the whisky with sulphurous casks (back in 1982) - so I expect a rather subtle and delicate old style dram...

    ...and indeed it is! This is a flawless and greatly balanced refill sherry maturation with all the fine aromas and flavours present that one would expect. No spikes or "build in" special kicks, just a honest and decent dram that charms both my olfactory cells and taste buds. Nice stuff that I could quaff all night long, really...
    • Nose
      92 92
      The colour is chestnutoloroso sherry and the nose offers a fine old style sherry profile that is in balance with fruity and creamy distillate-driven aromas. No off-note, all is very delicate and subtle. Some great OBFs are released with some drops of water.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Multi-layered and perfectly balanced on both sherry-induced and Glenrothes signature malt flavours in an appropriate spicy wooden structure. No flaw that I can find. Water releases some more fruity flavours (berries, actually) and more bitter wooden notes. I like the neat dram best.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The initial mouthfeel is warming and coating without distracting moments. The finish is long and gets more spicy with a minor bitter-drying end (tannins). Water reduces the length of the finish, unfortunately.

  2. ARDBERG scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      Some nice glue, yellow fruits, wood, leather, oolong tea with a malty sweetness and an old school nose that just has to be 60s.
    • Taste
      91 91
      The taste replicates the nose.
    • Finish
      92 92
      The finish adds a warming sensation in the mouth and throat, like a nicely burning laid back log fire.

      I had a sample a few years ago and scored 89 points which is really too low for this very nice 68er GR. Got another sample and it is up by 2 points.

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