Glenrothes Whisky Maker's Cut

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Soleo Collection
First Fill Sherry Casks
48.8 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
14 Sep 2018 10:22 am by Dramned!

Average value

€ 61,17

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Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes Whisky Maker's Cut

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.73 points

  1. The_Independent scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    This Glenrothes falls for me in the category "very nice". Since I have had much better bottlings in the glass.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Sweet, sugary, vanilla, caramel, sherry, maybe some popcorn.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Creamy, sweet, strong, beautiful spiciness, honey, sherry notes. Milk chocolate and latte macchiato over time. Much better than the nose.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Quite short and unspectacular. Sweet, creamy with light oak spice.
      Further tasting will add some bitterness, and the finish will be a bit longer - medium maybe.

  2. Vallado scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior


    The alcohol is well integrated for my feeling, no perceived false notes, decent keg - I like it!
    • Nose
      86 86
      intensively fruity-sweet, raisins, ripe figs, cranberry jam, a slight freshness is added, mild pepper, Black Forest cake
    • Taste
      85 85
      Crunchy fruits, red fruit compote, chili chocolate
    • Finish
      85 85
      at least medium-long, warming, astringent, oily, fruity

  3. Lord of Orkney scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    A great malt.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 83 points Moderator

    Unfortunately my impression changed quite a bit after the second tasting
    • Nose
      84 84
      Lots of vanilla, cookies, cakes, dough, hints of buttercotch, sherry notes
    • Taste
      83 83
      Fruity, grapes, grapefruits, vanilla, spices, herbs
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium long, warm, little leathery and flat in the end

  5. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Somehow it seems a bit clumsy for me, simple and with little depth.
    If it's a Glenrothes with sherry, then I'd rather resort to a UA bottling with age for a little more money.

  6. coldsun scored this whisky 62 points Expert Senior

    Deep sweet sherry, cakes, vanilla, mellow, green fruits, nutmeg. Taste echoes nose with buttery bold.

  7. Beaty-Tang scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    Krass! about 67 € and NAS - what should you expect big there? To make it short: MUCH!
    Certainly by far the best NAS whisky I've ever tried. Despite 48% vol. The alcohol is almost creamy soft integrated. No trace of youth - it looks more like a set older whisky> 18 years. Lots of vanilla, with already noticeable oak and a perfectly integrated sherry barrel influence. Everything rather in the dark direction with complexity, which brings only the age with the time. The typical Glenrothes earthiness comes from time to time to the fore.

    Very good price / performance ratio. You can buy it without hesitation and have a lot of fun with it. I know some whiskys> 18 years, which I would leave without problems on the shelf. Again, something learned: When NAS is done with brain and mind conscientious, it can also get really good stuff around.
    I remember the old Royal Lochnagar Selected Reserves. Unfortunately, it's not easy anymore and cheap to get. Rightly!

  8. Myst111 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The perfect whisky when it's cold outside and you're sitting in front of a fireplace. So far the best sherry bomb I've drunk (and there were already some). Absolutely top for the price.
    • Nose
      Sherry, caramel, oranges, honey, oak,
    • Taste
      Creamy, warming, sherry, vanilla, caramel
    • Finish
      Medium to long, some nutmeg

  9. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    a lot of sulfur notes,
    Glenrothes character is nothing left
    if I'm honest then I'm disappointed that this OA is like many sherry UAs; what shoud that?
    I read that Gordon Motion wanted to show what Glenrothes can do in a sherry keg; Why? There are already the UAs.
    The OAs should stand out from the UAs and can draw on the full at the barrels! (my opinion)

    For all those who wanted an OA who has more the sulphurous notes of the UAs .... please be there very much
    • Nose
      heavy, sulfur (so rotten eggs), oak, musty, neat sherry, sweetness, caramel
      later vanilla
    • Taste
      oily, full, powerful on the palate
      Oak is more, spicy, the alcohol bounces something, bitter, sulfur, later dark caramel
    • Finish
      Oak, bitter

  10. MadScientist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      86 86


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