Glenrothes 1968 DT

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
Rare Auld
Stated Age
38 years old
Number of bottles
57.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Germany No. 2
de Germany
Added on
11 dec 2007 7:55 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1344.71

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10 × member ratings

12 × in collection

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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