Glenrothes 10-year-old

Overall rating
78.64/100
votes
179
Whiskybase ID
WB118321
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Soleo Collection
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5010314306823
Added on
27 sep 2018 11:48 am by mandragoru
Uncolored

Average value

€ 41.70

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Whisky reviews for Glenrothes 10-year-old

40 users have left 42 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 78.64 points.

  1. Malthead19 scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    To counteract this point inflation here:
    - we are not talking about a top or a top single malt here, but about a classic, simple entry-level whisky from a distillery => everything over 75 p. is more than utopian here
    • Nose
      light, somewhat spicy first impression, oak, somewhat subtle, restrained fruit aromas, dry sherry
    • Taste
      Light but aromatic, easy to drink, but more aromas in the glass than the smell suggests, dry sherry aromas now come to the fore, oak, dry, slightly bitter development in the mouth
    • Finish
      short, strong, spicy finish;
      medium-long spicy aftertaste

  2. DannyHill scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
      fudge, caramel, creme brulee, candied sugar, marzipan, vanilla, faint citrus
    • Taste
      78 78
      caramel, vanilla, light profile, hint of grassy notes, faint heather, touch of raisins
    • Finish
      76 76
      slightly sharp

  3. KB201 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    This 10 year old Glenrothes is at the heart of the Soleo Collection. The striking colors of the packaging reflect the art of ripening and the stages of color development of a sherry grape during drying (Soleo process).
    • Nose
      Notes of vanilla, shortbread and a hint of lemon.
    • Taste
      Sweet notes with lemon peel and slightly malty aromas.
    • Finish
      Long-lasting, sweet and savory.

  4. Roley scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  5. chrisvdv scored this whisky 69 points Member Junior

    Nothing special. Vanilla, quite flat. Lemon.

  6. GlenWim scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  7. MrDvorak scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 82pts – |80 – 82 (B-) → Okay| — No major flaws, worth tasting.

  8. pawelg scored this whisky 73 points Member Senior

    strange taste I can't pinpoint

  9. Alexandr_Zhurov scored this whisky 62 points Expert Junior

    10 years aging in a sherry barrel gave such a pleasant color, but otherwise it looks more like aging in vergian oak, this whisky has a great vanilla feel, in other whiskys I did not find so much vanilla, the description on the label corresponds. Soft and moderately sweet, very simple, nothing out of the ordinary like 40VOL, but not bad overall. Aroma: vanilla sweetness, hard candy, light, lemon peel, citrus fruit, some kind of wood. The taste is rich, soft, vanilla, a little barrel, a little bit of sweetness and bitterness from wood. Universal, all-weather whisky, can be taken as a guest to the table.

  10. The_Osprey scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Glenrothes 10 yo, 40%. Yellow hue. Aroma - slightly eggnog but mostly papery wood, pencil shavings, a mango vibe develops. Taste is again woody, soft woody notes, salted wood, soft vanilla and tropical fruit ... but mostly woody. It's interesting that it's apparently 100% matured in sherry casks. Must be fourth fill! Some European oak character starts becoming apparent in the finish half way down the dram with some faint cinnamon and fig notes, but I'm searching for it - I'm guessing cheaper American oak makes up a lot of the recipe, or else the casks are absolutely spent. By the time you are 80% through a large dram you're starting to get clearer sherry wood flavours. A nice enough dram but ultimately it's a budget whisky at 10 years old, so something had to give - in this case it's the cask selection. 3.3/79

  11. jvanopstal scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    A nice whisky but perhaps more for a winter evening instead of a warm summer day
    • Nose
      73 73
      Caramel, lemon and vanilla with honey in the background
    • Taste
      74 74
      Creamy mouthfeel with again lots of caramel and some lemon and nutmeg
    • Finish
      73 73
      Medium long and a bit bitter but quite spicy and warming

  12. Svarttt scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Nose still very nice, not necessarily sherry barrel, bourbon would also be conceivable.
    • Nose
      79 79
      I would have guessed bourbon rather than sherry. More towards honey, brioche. The nose is okay.
    • Taste
      76 76
      Unfortunately not the taste ... It changes very quickly to bitter
    • Finish
      75 75
      Bitter, dry, almost unpleasant

  13. MacMike72 scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

    Soft, smooth. Notes of honey, vanilla and almond. nice finish. Easy acces.

  14. Kiel1996 scored this whisky 74 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      78 78

  15. HokkaidoUni scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    Unobtrusive whisky
    • Nose
      78 78
      Nose: bourbon, green apples, pencil shavings, gooseberry, light vanilla. Little caramel with water.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Palate: sweet arrival, some vanilla, some chalk and pebbles, unripe limes and apples. With water: Some biscuits
    • Finish
      80 80
      Finish: lime rinds and pebbles.

  16. tribe scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
      Vanilla malt honey and wood
    • Taste
      83 83
      Same nuances as the smell
    • Finish
      80 80
      Woody malty

  17. praisethepasta scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    It has quite a few of the signature Glenrothes elements, and the youthfulness brings a pleasant ‘freshness’ to it, but it really lacks a bit of depth to really win me over. Obviously this is an entry level expression from a rather big brand, so it’s meant to be playing it on the safe side, but I can’t help but feel that at 43% ABV this would be significantly better.
    • Nose
      82 82
      a clear buttery note (I often find this in Glenrothes) leading into caramelized butter and toffee, toffee apple, honeysuckle and biscuit (shortbread) notes. Hints of citrus, lemongrass, vanilla and something creamy - custard-y with a floral touch as well. I’m really enjoying this. Not complex by any means, but well balanced and inviting.
    • Taste
      79 79
      soft arrival, dominated by the citrus notes with a creamy mouthfeel. The fruit is less ‘fresh’ with almost dried pears and apples, perhaps due to a woody, pencil shaving note that comes with it and at the back a warming touch of kitchen spices (nutmeg mostly, and faint hints of allspice). Still all very enjoyable, but perhaps a bit less impressive compared to the nose.
    • Finish
      77 77
      a bit short-lived, unfortunately. It more or less has the palate fading out rather quickly, with wood and spices, a bit of an almost ashy dryness and an clay-like earthy note.

  18. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    The label says Vanilla, shortbread and lemon peel. Everything is actually there. I find the nose with sherry aromas, even slightly sulphurous. In the mouth for 40% an amazing presence, a bit tart oak, citrus and in the finish again slightly nutty sherry and the tart and ethereal of citrus peel.

    A pretty solid to good entry level standard.

  19. praisethepasta scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Obviously this is an entry level expression from a rather big brand, so it’s meant to be playing it on the safe side, but I can’t help but feel that at 43% ABV this would be significantly better.
    • Nose
      81 81
      a clear buttery note (I often find this in Glenrothes) leading into caramelized butter and toffee, toffee apple, honeysuckle and biscuit (shortbread) notes. Hints of citrus, lemongrass, vanilla and something creamy - custard-y with a floral touch as well.
    • Taste
      78 78
      soft arrival, dominated by the citrus notes with a creamy mouthfeel. The fruit is less ‘fresh’ with almost dried pears and apples, perhaps due to a woody, pencil shaving note that comes with it and at the back a warming touch of kitchen spices (nutmeg mostly, and faint hints of allspice).
    • Finish
      77 77
      a bit short-lived, unfortunately. It more or less has the palate fading out rather quickly, with wood and spices, a bit of an almost ashy dryness and an clay-like earthy note.

  20. Myst111 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Good drinkable Speysider. Soft, fresh, lemon and sweet.
    A better everyday whisky. Perfect price performance.
    Better than many other 12 year old standard bottlings (much more complex).

  21. Malthead19 scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    - a tasty, aromatic, light single malt
    - better than Cardhu 12 or Glenfiddich 12
    (much stronger and more aromatic)
    - I find it better than its predecessor, the NAS bottling SELECT

    To counteract this point inflation here:
    - we are not dealing with a top or a top single malt here, but with a classic, simple entry-level whisky from a distillery => everything over 75 p. is more than utopian here
    • Nose
      light, somewhat spicy first impression, oak, somewhat subtle, restrained fruit aromas, dry sherry
    • Taste
      Light but aromatic, easy to drink, but more aromas in the glass than the smell suggests, dry sherry aromas now come to the fore, oak, dry, slightly bitter development in the mouth
    • Finish
      short, strong, spicy finish;
      medium-long spicy aftertaste

  22. dram-drinker scored this whisky 83 points Photo Moderator

    Fortunately not that much butterscotch on the palate but more of citrus notes
    • Nose
      82 82
      Butterscotch, little toffee, little honey, little citrusy
    • Taste
      83 83
      Fruity, subtle sweetness, citrusy, lemony, orange peel, little vanilla, butter cookies
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium long, warm

  23. schengel10 scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    First of all: average malts start with 70 pts!
    This malt is young, tasty, light and uncomplicated and all in all a very good beginner!
    [Color] honey;
    • Nose
      Fruits (peach, lemon), malt, honey, vanilla, caramel;
    • Taste
      soft, mild, fruity (citrus fruits), sweet (honey), lemon biscuits, vanilla, little wood, oak; simple, tasty;
    • Finish
      short malty finish; lemon aftertaste;

  24. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    cereal, caramel, vanilla, lemon which denotes a little and spices,
    then the woodiness appears, undifferentiated cooked fruits, still cereal, fresh bitter almonds
    the finish is simple, a simple starter whisky, but more like a blend in my opinion!
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  25. marmeladow scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Uncomplicated summer whisky from Speyside. There is no trace of the sherry seasoned casks. Pleasant to drink, but nothing special, a bit overpriced for me:
    Bottle L0232B - L04 20/05 was tasted
    • Nose
      80 80
      Vanilla, earthy oak, a hint of citrus. In addition, off-notes that are reminiscent of sulfur and sour milk, not very unpleasant, but also not very promising
    • Taste
      84 84
      Definitely the best thing about this whisky. Full-bodied and creamy with sweetness, vanilla, malt, citrus and discreet oak spice
    • Finish
      82 82
      just under medium length, sweet and malty with a slight coffee bitterness and pleasant oak spice, as well as hints of bitter oranges

  26. YD84 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nice fruity lightly sherried dram. The finish drops off slightly and the thin mouthfeel lets it down a bit.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  27. Deletethisaccount scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    A very nice malt, not overpowering, but sending enough flavours where your enjoyment of the experience is clear.
    Ive avoided this Malt for a long time. Unfortunately it shares a name with a Fife town, sorry about that. I can see me purchasing this more often now ive experienced it.
    • Nose
      Straight out the glass Lemon, Vanilla, Citrus, Barley sugar, Light and Fresh
    • Taste
      Citrus, Tartness, Caramel
    • Finish
      A clean spiced finish, no alcoholic burn, I see where people get the Sulphur hints from, but they are inoffensive.

  28. ezioaudit scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  29. Cast Olila scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      75 75

  30. peatbogger scored this whisky 78 points Specialist

    What I've had of Glenrothes have been what I find a little rough. This is rounder, despite a fairly spicy finish.
    Uncomplicated and easy drinkable.
    Thanks to karloff for the sample.
    • Nose
      77 77
      Caramel and butterscotch.
      Something that at first seems a bit off, is it the butter?
      Karloff said sour milk, to me it's more like prune yoghurt, maybe not much difference?
      I suspect it is the slightly sulphorous wood.
      In it self an interesting nose, but I don't find it expressively appealing.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Arrives surprisingly thick, almost waxy, for a 40%.
      Also surprisingly sweet compaired to the rather sour nose.
      A bit one dimentional classic caramel with a twist of citrus zest. To me the spice is not noticable until into the finish.
    • Finish
      74 74
      A burst of spice in a rather short finish.

  31. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      74 74

  32. N.I.C.O. scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      75 75

  33. karloff scored this whisky 75 points Specialist

    I haven't had a lot of Glenrothes but what I do know is that this is nowhere near as good as the Select Reserve I had many years ago.
    • Nose
      78 78
      The first thing that hits you is the caramel, lots of caramel. Something I have never found in a whisky before and thats sour milk, or should I say milk that is just on the turn. Dates, raisins and prunes.
      Stewed vegetables, cinnamon and just a hint of sulphur.
      You would think all of this combined would be unpleasant, but it's not, it's actually ok.
    • Taste
      72 72
      The caramel is also quite dominant on the taste but for 40% it has a lot more bite than others I have tasted.
      When I am working on my allotment I often pick some lemon balm leaves to chew on and it is definitely present here.
      Then there are the spices, too much for me and I think it dulls it considerably.
    • Finish
      75 75
      A short to medium finish. Those spices do quiet down and then fade. There is just a hint of liquorice on the death.

  34. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Soft, extremely strong, light as a cloud dessert and confectionery malt. There is no difficulty in it, a good option for every day.
    • Nose
      A ton of baking generously showered with vanilla, caramel, apple charlotte sprinkled with honey, orange zest, whipped cream, cookies.
    • Taste
      Sweetish with a light delicate citrus sourness, a little majestic notes. Honey muffins, vanilla pudding, cookies.
    • Finish
      A little malleable, warming, slightly tart. Suddenly coffee and chocolate, tobacco, fruit tea, and a light nutiness appear.

  35. jankes scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

  36. JNuyts scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  37. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Something musty, grapes, pear, apple, if the is something come eventually strawberries and peach, some lemon, baked apple with cinnamon, a few grasses and some soil
    • Taste
      Honey, lime, lemon, grapefruit, some wood

  38. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A rather uncomplicated and not really exciting malt. Of Glenrothes character is unfortunately not very much felt. Do not have to be again.

  39. GIORGOS scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  40. Syleo scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    The 10-year single malt bottling of The Glenrothes is since autumn 2018 as part of the new, characterized by age instead of the usual earlier since the early 90s vintage data core series of Speyside distillery on the market. The name of the new bottling range, which can be found in the marketing material, but nowhere on label or packaging, is Soleo Collection and refers to the Spanish grape variety, with their Sherry from Jerez the barrels of Glenrothes whiskys were previously occupied. The label speaks here of exclusively used "Sherry Seasoned Oak Casks". Bottling is always uncolored in Natural Color.

    He is what he obviously wants to be: a light, balanced, uncomplicated malt. Well, from an ex-sherry storage is at best very restrained to feel something, "Sherry Seasoned" means here probably really rather "vaccinated" than prone for many years. Here he is quite different from other bottlings and even more diverse single casks, which I could try so far from Glenrothes and the predominantly very sherry-stressed come along. But by itself I like the fresh-fruity-sweet nose really well. And even if taste and certainly the finish on the other hand already significantly subside (why could not he at least spend 43 or even better 46 percent?), He remains a solid standard whisky, which as such may not count among my top favorites, but knows how to convince many others in the upper third.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Despite the Natural-Color-hint the straw-golden color astonishes a bit - quite bright for an ex-sherry-storage. The alcohol content of just 40 percent by volume, the Malt is quite easy in the glass and forms fast, thin spider legs on the glass wall.
      And it's not just the look that reminds you of an ex-bourbon cask ripening: pear juice from the canned fruit, green bananas and apple kumquats take the lead, and vanilla fudge and grassy lemongrass from citrusgrass - "lemon peel" shows the label and, in fact, the official tasting notes are hardly ever what my personal tastes are. At best, the proclaimed "shortbread" initially eludes the perception, after fruit tea and light blossom honey whiz by, but then also announce Vanillekipferl with powdered sugar - the shortbread reference! Gradually, a few plums and redcurrants, light raisins, jellies and almond flakes, and even a slightly cheesy note, such as the baked cheese pastry with sesame from grandma's kitchen. Overall, very harmonious, balanced, sweet and fruity and surprisingly intense for 40%!
    • Taste
      81 81
      In the first sip, the initially slightly too sweet sweetness is overtaken by a very strong and almost slightly sour bittersweet. Gradually, however, the impressions settle on the palate again, pear and apple peels meet with honey, tangerines, grassy fruit tea, cocoa powder, nutmeg, rose, lavender and again the vanilla kipper.
    • Finish
      75 75
      In the finish then dominate further hints of fruit tea, tea leaves, fruit peel and vanilla pods, but then unfortunately quickly disappear on Nevermore and leave only a wafer-thin Nussigkeit back.

  41. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    a simple malt
    where is the sherry barrel?
    I miss the Glenrothes character
    • Nose
      Pear, earth, light fruit, green (dried) herbs, vanilla is more, sherry is stronger, dark malt, sweetness increases, later cheese?
    • Taste
      soft on the palate
      Malt, bitter, lemon zest, the alcohol bobs something, later beautiful oak
    • Finish
      medium to long
      Oak, bitter

  42. SimpleSample scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweetness in the forest honey direction with a fruitiness.
      Caramel with a little malty
    • Taste
      81 81
      Malt with a little sweetness and spices ... a little bit thin behind her some dry fruits
    • Finish
      83 83
      Dry and short

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