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Glenrothes 2004

Overall rating
86.44/100
votes
11
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cellar Collection
Vintage
22.03.2004
Bottled
2018
Calculated age
13 years old
Casktype
American Oak Sherry Casks
Strength
48.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Distillery Exclusive
Added on
12 Jun 2018 4:54 pm by Dramned!
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 62.49

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11 × member ratings

28 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 2004

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.44 points

  1. Dramned! scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Here clearly dominates a complex ...
    The complete tasting with photos and information: https://dramned.blog/2018/06/18/glenrothes-2004-cellar-collection-488/
    • Nose
      Instead of the expected Glenrothes Toffee Bomb, which I have had in my nose too often lately, pure holiday feeling flows out of the glass - a sweet tropical fruit cocktail made from an overripe pineapple with mango puree, with grated coconut. But then comes immediately the unmistakable fat butter caramel with lots of vanilla and a pinch of salt, reminiscent of fresh shortbread. In addition, sweet orange peel and grapefruit.
      The longer he stays in the glass, the stronger the earthier notes become. Something musty mossy soil after a rain and old wood. Beautiful spices such as cloves and cardamom give this whisky even more aromatic depth. The high alcohol content drives everything very intensively and vigorously out of the glass, without even appearing disturbing.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, the fruity spectacle of the nose is repeated. Here, too, a strong sweetness with tons of fruit flavors. Dark butter caramel with juicy oranges Here are the flavors on the tongue around and you do not know who to favor. Everything benefits from the strong alcohol, which brings a nice ginger sharpness. The oak wood is prickly and intense than in the nose, underlays everything with a nice dry tart carpet. In addition, sweet tobacco notes and again beautiful dark spices. I also have the earthy and musty flavors here and they complement the fruity-sweet overall picture with beautiful "dirty-spicy" notes that meet the reputation as a "graveyard distillery".
    • Finish
      The finish is long and is characterized by dark ripe fruit, aromatic coffee roasted aromas and dark caramel. Dry dry oak and fresh hay and a few cloves last the longest.

  2. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    who has no problems with sulfur notes likes the malt like me
    it has little vanilla for a Glenrothes and a lot of oak for it
    do not add water
    a basic solid malt
    • Nose
      Sulfur, light oak, slightly earthy but not musty, light raisins become more, light oak and becomes stronger, sweetness increases, fruity (light and exotic), vanilla is really good
      with 1920s glass: sweeter and fruity
    • Taste
      oily, full and soft on the palate
      sweet, dark caramel, great sherry, dark fruit and berries, later comes oak and light sulfur
    • Finish
      medium to long
      light cherry, light red berries, bitter, light sherry, oak comes and then dominates, slightly astringent

  3. bluetiger99 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    The higher ABV really helps this whisky. I find alot more fruit notes then the lower abv standard botteling. A very good speyside dram.

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