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Glenrothes 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.04/100
votes
70
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

€ 44,98

5 × in wishlist

70 × member ratings

146 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 12-year-old

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.04 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. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Jorennuyts scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

  7. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Honey, strawberries, baked apple with cinnamon, blackberries, peach, a few herbs,
    • Taste
      Honey, strawberries, redcurrants, lime, grapefruit, some pepper

  8. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    He is better than the 10s. The 12 has more of Glenrothes character and a little more sherry. He seems more intense overall. Nice to have had that in the glass. But I do not need a big bottle.

  9. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    yes, that's a great malt, compared to 10y and Makers that's the best for me
    Glenrothes character comes through nicely
    • Nose
      Sherry, raisins, sweetness, soften oak becomes more, slightly sulfur, later vanilla and caramel becomes stronger, grassy notes
    • Taste
      full and soft on the palate
      Oak, spicy, slightly bitter later good vanilla, sherry as it suits
    • Finish
      long
      Sherry, sweet, oak, some caramel, slightly cherry

  10. SimpleSample scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A nice daily
    • Nose
      Sweet ... haribo mix ????
    • Taste
      Fruitiness with a touch of chocolate
    • Finish
      Mild and short

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