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Glenrothes 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.08/100
votes
80
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Soleo Collection
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5010314306830
Added on
27 Sep 2018 8:54 am by mandragoru
Uncolored

Average value

€ 46,21

8 × in wishlist

80 × member ratings

185 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 12-year-old

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.08 points

  1. Noface83 scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    Insanely horny (albeit easier) 12er standard. Very modern and yet unmistakably Glenrothes. For under 40 EUR just top and a buy recommendation if you like it sweet (with spicy twist on the tongue).
    • Nose
      84 84
      Damn sweet (freshly opened Haribo Goldberry wrap), grapes and wet grass, some Oloroso sherry, vanilla, slightly earthy background (with a hint of sulfur), no alcohol and no oak in the nose - sweet and pleasing
    • Taste
      82 82
      Supple but now a little tingling with the alcohol, bright fruits (very fresh), vanilla, dry sherry sweetness (slightly watered Oloroso) and light oak spice (pepper), stronger and spicy than the nose suggests. Surprises something and stands in contrast to the nose and the finish.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Good finish - again dry Oloroso, pepper, bitter oak, a hint of cinnamon. The sweetness rears up again and struggles with the bitterness. Short but very tasty.

  2. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A wonderfully good PGV dram.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sherry, fudge, red and bright fruit. Malt, syrup, herbs and some mint. Sweet and spicy. Oak notes and some tobacco.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Slightly on the tongue. In the taste very pleasant: sherrytönig, spicy, with some oak, coffee, syrup, fruit and caramel.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium. Oak, coffee, fudge and some fruit.

  3. mihata44 scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

    Typical Speyside. Sweet with a clear sherry cask taste. Slight banana.

  4. MadDad scored this whisky 84 points Newbie

  5. MadDad scored this whisky 84 points Newbie

  6. Pyromann scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    It's not bad for twelve. I have compared Benromach 15 and are quite similar in taste. But this is not so mature.
    • Nose
      Milk chocolate, chocolate candies. Sweetness almost to the art. In the background some earthy tones, pickled cucumbers. Fruit - oranges.
    • Taste
      In the footsteps of fragrance. Sweetness after chocolate is not so dominant here. But there is more malt, caramel and creamy. Earthy tones alternate with cream.
    • Finish
      Malt-woody-sweet. Shorter.

  7. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

  8. Andytka3 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    N- Oozes of quality seasoned sherry that are bright, clean and lifting with richness despite at only 40%. Nose teasing with wood fitting before spices and whole green peppercorn fragrant emerged. (86/20)

    P- Shortbread and bitter chocolate with coffee by the garden. Hint of earth for balanced and relaxing mouthfeel. (86/20)

    F- Medium, afternoon coffee break, adequate richness with creaminess consistency and bitter twist. (86/20)

    B/B- 86/20 Reasonably good quality core range.

    Weighted Rate- 80pt
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Oozes of quality seasoned sherry that are bright, clean and lifting with richness despite at only 40%. Nose teasing with wood fitting before spices and whole green peppercorn fragrant emerged. (86/20)
    • Taste
      P- Shortbread and bitter chocolate with coffee by the garden. Hint of earth for balanced and relaxing mouthfeel. (86/20)
    • Finish
      F- Medium, afternoon coffee break, adequate richness with creaminess consistency and bitter twist. (86/20)

      B/B- 86/20 Reasonably good quality core range.

      Weighted Rate- 80pt
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  9. robain scored this whisky 86 points Moderator

    Fantastic value for this bottle
    (OK my favourite distillery is Glenrothes, so my review might not be impartial.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Oaky, vanilla, sherried
    • Taste
      86 86
      Alot of vanillas, slight oakyness, sherried
    • Finish
      87 87
      The sherry evolves alot over time on the finish, cinnamon and sweet in general.

  10. Jorennuyts scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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