Glenrothes 13-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Halloween Edition 2018
Stated Age
13 years old
First Fill Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
46.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 Sep 2018 8:30 am by Dramned!

Average value

€ 203.39

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93 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 13-year-old

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.53 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    Typical modern Glenrothes - fresh and very drinkable with the right level of punch
    Btw everybody who wondered as well: It's black glass and not a treacle color of the whisky. The whisky's color is more like light gold.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Open, fresh, sherry nose, yellow fruits, quinces, green bananas, peaches, apricots, lemons, hints of nuts, white pepper, cloves, nutmeg, oak wood - very good
    • Taste
      90 90
      Oily, punchy, nutty, liquorice, toasted bread but with good sweetness, some fruitiness, spices and herbs, oak and sherry wood
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium long, warm, more spices and herbs, zesty, more on grapefruits, a tad tannic

  2. Stiobhan scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    Easy to drink and light daily dram with a distinctive bottle design. Halloween 2019, I'm ready!

  3. Beaty-Tang scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Nicely done, very pleasant to drink. Not a typical Glenrothes for me, however. The basic character of the whisky is rather floral and flowery and somehow "powdery", which I personally don't quite like. Still complain at a high level, it's drinkable.

  4. Sandman23 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Toto0808 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

  6. stefsel111 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    yes, that fills a solid easy-drinking dram. The sherry could have come through better.
    • Nose
      light oak becomes more, lighter sherry suits, light earthy / moder, dark berry (raspberry?), red apple, vanilla will later more, slightly raisins, malt, sweetness, milk chocolate, herbs,
    • Taste
      oily and powerful on the palate
      Sherry !!, Oak is more and later covered a lot, vanilla, spicy, tart, brown and old herbs, the alcohol bounces something, becomes bitter
    • Finish
      slightly sherry and slightly bitter, then comes oak fat, later some licorice

  8. The_Independent scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A rather unspectacular, less complex Glenrothes. The great design does not help - in my opinion, more appearance than being.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Sweet, sugary, caramel, candied ginger, some gum, slight spiciness and subtle herbal notes.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Oily, tingling ginger, sherry-sweet, cocoa, a little nut, a little wood in the background.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Creamy, cocoa and light spice. Medium long and quite unspectacular.

  9. 11insomnium scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Nosing: Sweet and fruity, beautiful floral, fresh, bright fruits, citrus, light spice

    Tasting: Sweet and fruity, spicy with oak

    With water: less sweet, but spicier

    Comment: More aromas in the nose than in the mouth, if you give it some time in the glass to develop.

  10. Noface83 scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    Delicious and modern Glenrothes but does not like enthusiastic. Not worth the hype and price. Notes are still coming.


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