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Overall rating
82.60/100
votes
22
Whiskybase ID
124869
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Vintage
2009
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
3 Bourbon Hogsheads
Number of bottles
858
Strength
65.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
24 Jan 2019 1:14 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 65.14

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22 × member ratings

22 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 2009 CA

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.60 points

  1. Koning scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A very powerful dram with enough rewarding elements. It's a bit raw though but feels pure, not too far from new make spirit. Needs some water to tame!
    • Nose
      81 81
      Closed and alcoholic at first, which is unsurpising considering the 65.3% alcohol. With some water bready notes, sweet lemon, artifical strawberry and candyfloss and some coffee come through.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Very thick and oily. Nice and refreshing with anise, fennel and green apples. Has a sweeter grainy side too, with some limoncello and maybe a hint of rubber.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Very thick and oily. Nice and refreshing with anise, fennel and green apples. Has a sweeter grainy side too, with some limoncello and maybe a hint of rubber.

  2. the_muskox scored this whisky 65 points Expert Junior

    This is uncomfortably close to new-make for me. The nose isn’t bad, but the palate and finish are way too raw and harsh for my taste. Water helped a lot, but didn’t do enough for it to make me want to reach for this over most things.

    Nose: To nobody’s surprise, there’s a lot of ethanol here. It’s surprisingly creamy, actually. Vanilla, caramel popcorn, barley, and butter- and maple-syrup-topped pancakes. Mandarin orange and pickled jalapenos. Some light wood and black pepper. It’s actually reminding me of the tequila-filled chocolate I had earlier today.

    Palate: Medium-weight, oily texture. Not so much heat, surprisingly. Extremely raw. New make spirit, grain sweetness, green wood, banana, and pineapple. A bit of a bitter plastic note on the back.

    Okay, water helps. Things round off quite a lot, the bitterness dissipates, and a lovely orange oil sweetness takes over. There’s much richer fruit and vanilla.

    Finish: Light. Lemon, white sugar, black pepper, road salt, a touch of oak, white grapes. The cheapest powdered sugar donuts in existence.

  3. ezioaudit scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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