Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Vintage Malt Whisky Co Ltd. (VM)
Bottling serie
The Cooper's Choice
Stated Age
09 years old
American Oak + Port Pipe Finish
Number of bottles
58.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
27 May 2019 7:37 pm by NB100
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 75.75

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Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 2010 VM

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.37 points

  1. Wolfe Tone scored this whisky 69 points Member Senior

    Blind tasting:

    Scent: whisky for glue sniffers, delicate, perfumed sweet, light flowers, but especially a lot of vinegar - downright unpleasant

    Taste: very fruity, sweet chemical wine, redband candies, sulfur and sour notes that dominate everything
    Second tasting: better, more honey, tropical fruit, powdered sugar

    Finish: vinegar, alcohol and winegums again. Not my whisky.

  2. MickMatrix scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Unfortunately a bit too young and alcoholic.
    Certainly better with a slightly longer maturation period.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Fruity, malty, young, alcohol.
      With water it looks a bit older and rounder. The fruits become a little duller and sweeter. Water definitely helps.
      Very light notes of dark chocolate mixed with honey. Strawberry and raspberry can also be smelled.
    • Taste
      85 85
      The alcohol comes through. Youth can be felt. Otherwise very fruity without oak. The port can be clearly felt. Very oily in the mouth.
      Here it remains a little too alcoholic and young even with water.
      The fruits also become a little sweeter in the mouth and a light honey note comes through.
      Also a barrel wort.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium length and relatively meaningless. A fruity note of raisins remains. A little spices and herbs will be added later.

  3. peej84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    found the nose in particular very enchanting, while palate lacking some development and depth. This might have something to do with the age and shortness of the finish. However, I find it shows another side of Glenrothes, beside the many sherry-heavy bottlings, since it articulates the fruity side of the distillery’s character.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Switching between tropical fruit juice and golden raisin cake. Pleasant and well balanced, despite the high strength. After a few minutes more balance. Sweet white wine, Spanish style rum and golden raisin juice (?). Also strong scent of liquorice root. Time suits this whisky and brings better coherence and more depth. Some cherry liquor, raspberry sweets and a drop of limoncello. The liquorice note is really persistent and challenges the domination of the fruits. Some water brings more cake, freshly pressed oranges, grapefruit, sweet cherries and grenadine lemonade. More and more fruits are arising.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Big alcohol kick followed by astringent oranges and grape seeds. There is a slightly herbal site behind this with mint, rosemary and dill. With water, more tropical juice, grenadine lemonade and bigarreaux. Pleasant aftertaste where fruit liquorice gums are the main player.
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. GJR scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Ugh to much alcohol. Give it a lot of time to open up. Balances out quite nicely.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Pulteney83 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    It needs a lot of time and water to open up and to go to its full potential.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Sweet, vanilla, wine barrel, cinnamon, grassy, ​​apples, lemon, there is a bit of dirt On the one hand the bourbon barrel on the other side the influence of the port barrel. But the barrel does not release a lot of red fruit. A little bit of chocolate. After a while more marzipan and some wax. With water, the port comes out a bit more with dry raisins and a bit herbal now.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Sweet, and then immediately cream/wax, high alcohol, some red fruit, but alcohol has the upper hand. With water raisins, cinnamon, port barral extract.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Sweet and sour, cinnamon, that dirt comes out more, ends a bit drier. With some water its much sweeter and a lot less dry, also more of the port cask shines true.

  7. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This dram really has two faces due to the finish.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Apple, tea, vanilla sugar, banana, nutmeg, pastry and white pepper. Water releases lemon zest and an oakiness.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Gently creamy. Cherry and caramel. Apple. Still rather young and peppery though.
    • Finish
      86 86
      More creamy.

  8. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    a solid malt that I liked
    couldn't "find" much (due to age?) but the overall picture was nice
    such an easy drinking dram but too expensive for that
    • Nose
      sweet, fruity, dark notes from the port and they get stronger, something like fermented grapes

      with water: cherries, honey (acacia?), green herbs
    • Taste
      full and powerful; the alcohol tingles somewhat
      red berries, spicy

      with water: dark caramel, spicy, softer
    • Finish
      medium to long
      light oak, fruity, tart

      with water: coffee


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