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Overall rating
86.38/100
votes
42
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Maltbarn (MBa)
Bottling serie
No. 114
Vintage
1996
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
187
Strength
48.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
16 Jan 2019 5:09 pm by feeroff
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 174,95

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Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1996 MBa

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.38 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fragrant and creamy on the apple
    • Taste
      There are some notes of dried fruits
    • Finish
      Satisfactory.
      Well done, but a little forgettable.

      Enthusiasm 3/5

      Whisky n ° 2005

  2. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    21 23 21 22 87

    unexpectedly cute, soft and drinkable! Glenrothes has not tried such good for a long time, without undue influence of the barrel, without unnecessary power, without alcohol! Martin respect for choosing a barrel!

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    GR at Maltbarn
    • Nose
      caramel, a little cocoa
      woody, a little mold
      fruit on tart candies
    • Taste
      sweetness on cooked fruits, on vanilla, on woody, wet and dried chips
      a bit of bitterness in return, with fresh almond
      fruits on cooked green fruits
      a little grass, a little caramel and this bitter glue back!
    • Finish
      quite short, on the same aromas, with grass, wood and hull of almond

  4. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Not really Sherry but it does not matter ...
    Not bad but too expensive for this whisky ...
    • Nose
      Cooked fruits, apple, lemon, herbs, greenery and chocolate.
      Sherry? Are you sure ?
    • Taste
      Alcohol well integrated, sweet spices .... it is green, vegetal with some ripe fruit, chocolate and some bitterness.
    • Finish
      Nice length, spices, bitterness and chocolate.

  5. magic_slim scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Quite disappointing - no body, no taste, not rounded.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Sweet and honeyed with dried fruits at first nosing. There is some flowery perfume as well, bubblegum and a whiff of sulfur.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Smooth with moderate intensity. No body, no taste, not rounded. Dry and spicy with white pepper, oak and lots of tea.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium long, very dry, oaky and slightly bitter.

  6. DenisL scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Balance (22)
    Pleasant Molt (88.5)
    • Nose
      Flower and fruit, cream ... notes of chocolate, a little grass, raisins, melon (22.5)
    • Taste
      Dried fruits, tobacco, wax (22)
    • Finish
      The finish is soft, creamy, chocolate and not a lot of wood ... tobacco, grass (22)

  7. feeroff scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    22 + 22 + 21 + 22 = 87 ~ iron bar ... still, Rots is better in sherry, IMNO

  8. Tano77 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. Kensay scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    good nose and quite dull and empty taste and finish
    • Nose
      Dried fruits, honey notes, fresh floral, meadow herbs
    • Taste
      sweet, dry, some spices
    • Finish
      dry wood, pastry sweets

  10. AlexPt scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Blind tested, very disappointing ...

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