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Glenrothes 18-year-old

Overall rating
84.33/100
votes
144
Whiskybase ID
WB118033
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Soleo Collection
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Sherry Seasoned Oak Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5010314306854
Added on
22 Sep 2018 8:23 am by Loucas
Uncolored

Average value

€ 126.06

17 × in wishlist

144 × member ratings

322 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 18-year-old

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.33 points

  1. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    a soliger Malt but no one in which I burst into jubilation
    would have expected more at 18y
    Where is the character of Glenrothes?
    • Nose
      first thin, bananas, sweetish, some grass, vanilla, slightly caramel, later malt, slightly musty / earthy, becomes spicy
    • Taste
      soft and oily
      Oak becomes more, spicy increases, vanilla and caramel come
      later: slightly bitter, roasted aromas towards coffee / espresso
    • Finish
      medium to long
      bitter, spicy oak, later vanilla

  2. Malthead19 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    - a well matured noble 18 year old single malt
    - comparable in taste to (I even think better)
    a Dalmore 18 y.
    - but something at 100 € for the quality shown
    borderline ...
    • Nose
      subtle, reserved, fruity, raisins, dry sherry, pleasant subtle oak aromas
    • Taste
      very soft start, also here very subtle, oak, sweet sherry, old wood, raisins
    • Finish
      medium-long, slightly fruity finish;
      medium-long, dry astringent, slightly bitter aftertaste

  3. happyNess scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    The sherry looks extremely fake and by no means integrated. The distillery character is unfortunately almost completely destroyed by these barrels.
    I think that here worn out Re-Re-Re-Refill barrels ???? were rinsed generously with sherry.
    It's a shame at the price!
    • Nose
      80 80
      Intense and sweet. Raisins, lots of raisins, dried figs and powdered cloves. Some ground coffee and surprisingly fresh wood.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Sweet and sour and soft. A very present note of sherry is quickly replaced by a clear bitterness.
    • Finish
      76 76
      Medium long and tart to bitter.

  4. MarcinCh scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Dark color of dirty copper. Light oily.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Elegant and noble. Rich. The influence of Sherry, but not that dry. Dryness mixes with sweetness. Dried plums, raisins, and dates. Chocolate. A pinch of cinnamon underneath. Delicate citruses in the background. Oranges. Nuts. Delicate flowering.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Arranged. Pretty elegant. Smooth. Dessert chocolate. A pinch of spices. Cinnamon. Shy hints of citrus. Cocoa.
    • Finish
      85 85
      A slight warm-up at the beginning. Dessert and maybe even dark chocolate. Cocoa. Spices. Cinnamon. A hint of pepper. Long finish. Maybe even very long.

  5. lingige scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Jolemann scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    I like the "Maker's Cut" better from the Soleo series.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Oak, sherry, apples, pears, creamy
    • Taste
      87 87
      Fruity, pleasant, oak spice
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long, sparkling, slightly alcoholic

  7. The_Independent scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nice sherry whisky.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. jykoo scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Had been opened up for more than one year. the cork was dried up and loose, so the flavour might different.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Medium+ intensity, banana, orange, vanilla, some melon, caramel
    • Taste
      82 82
      medium intensity, sweet with a bit bitterness. oak and some fresh ginger
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium finish

  9. Max70 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Kiran_kharel scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
      rich, dark chocolate , vanilla sweetness , egg yolk , after leaving in the glass for few moment it pronounce more floral notes, burnt forest smoke ,
    • Taste
      92 92
      thick , round , earthy, wild sourish honey with touch of oak-y bitter, young ginger and some others spices ( cardamon / clove ) . Dry fruits, and dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      88 88
      medium to long , black cardamom spice, earl grey tea, and layer of bitter oak @ end

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