Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
Rare Auld
Stated Age
35 years old
Oak cask
Number of bottles
43.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
11 Dec 2007 7:55 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 125.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1970 DT

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.82 points

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very pretty Glenrothes. It would have deserved a little more complexity to be perfect.
    We can tell that this is cask brut and not a reduction.
    • Nose
      90 90
      The nose is slightly astringent. You can smell the wood.
      But fortunately, it is above all the fruitiness that comes out first. Apricot, peach, apple, pineapple. We have a nice compote in the glass.
      Light pepper, eucalyptus, which add a pleasant freshness.
    • Taste
      89 89
      In the mouth, it is salty. We have a nice dose of spray.
      Toffee, salted butter caramel. It's creamy, slightly ashy.
      Pear, apple, apricot, peach, quince.
      A little anise, wood, milk chocolate, nutmeg.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long finish on spray, a light cold ash, citrus fruits, lemon, orange, pepper, eucalyptus.

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    A very mature old style Glenrothes that shows of course quite some woody notes after 35 years but is still pretty fresh and fruity. Very good!
    • Nose
      91 91
      Fruity, yellow fruits, pear, quince, pineapple, ripe banana, honey, spices, fine oak wood, hints of jam, whiffs of solvent - really good
    • Taste
      92 92
      Little punchy, oily, creamy, subtle sweetness, fruity, more ripe yellow fruits, probably also some apricot and orange zest, more spices, little ginger, oak wood, pepper, more jam - very good
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium long, warm, zesty, more orange zest, going into grapefruits, probably a tad tannic too but not drying - not bad

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Very fruity orchard fruits, yellow fruits, banana, very nice

  5. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 256 € at Whiskyauction in Apr.2016

  7. barryfox915 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Colour: Gold
    Nose: Smoky, then with some aeration it becomes smoother and
    fruitier (apricots and melon) and on vanilla, but the nose is still not very
    intense and rather weak. Diluted, it becomes fruitier (pineapple) and more
    Taste: Dry, bitter, oaky, fruity (dried apricots), smoky (tobacco),
    spicy, then it gets smoother, as the melon aromas goes through with some
    oranges. Diluted, it loses its dryness and bitterness, but it becomes also
    weaker. The finish is short, dry, slightly bitter, smoky, slightly oaky and on
    General Impression: This old Glenrothes is not unpleasant, but not a
    cracker, with the flavours rather weak.



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