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Overall rating
88.62/100
votes
52
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Vintage
10.2008
Bottled
07.2019
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximenez
Casknumber
9920
Number of bottles
355
Strength
53.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 Oct 2019 12:44 pm by CortheFarmer
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 149.50

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Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 2008 MBl

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.62 points

  1. Flou scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    10 years of maturation in the PX barrel have given the Glenrothes a wonderfully dark color that suggests an active barrel. With 53.9%, the Glenrothes has an optimal alcohol content for me, which allows a little play with water without any problems.

    Delightful, deep sherry notes pour out of the glass with ripe cherries, boiled strawberries, plum jam, raisins, dates, figs and a strong sweetness. These rather heavy fruit flavors are complemented by sour cherries, juice oranges, a little bit of apricot jam and a dash of lemon juice. This fruit combination is bewitching! The fruitiness combines with a spiciness and aromas of chocolates filled with kirsch and nut chocolate. The chocolate moves more in the whole milk and not in the dark area. I really like the whisky in my nose. Hats off!

    The whisky rolls vigorously over the tongue and occupies the entire mouth. A little pepper with a slight ginger spiciness can also be felt on the tongue, the fruits and the heavy sweetness are very dominant and offer the perfect partner for the spicy notes. The chocolate now gets a little darker and merges into the bittersweet area and reminds a little of Mon Cherie, tannins on tap are noticeable with hints of leather and tobacco. The whisky is strong but very easy to drink pure. With a second sip, the peppery and tannins become more intense, but the sweetness and fruitiness ensure that the tart notes get a suitable counterweight. Intense, powerful, full-bodied ... just great! The tobacco and the leather notes are a little too edgy, a light alcohol note comes through after a few sips, the sweetness moves in an area where I would almost speak of "too much of a good thing".

    The finish is medium to long with dominant tannins such as leather, tobacco, old wood, somewhat wet forest floor, licorice, the dark chocolate has turned into chocolate-covered coffee beans. These notes are accompanied by a reverberation of dark fruits and heavy sweetness. And that makes the finish very pleasant. I really like it when the tart notes are complemented by heavy fruit notes and sweetness.

    Overall, I have to say that I really like the whisky! Those who like intense sherry malt will be satisfied here. He is a little stormy and is not a fan of the fine taste nuances, because what he does, he does with strength. You have to like that, this Glenrothes is certainly not a gentleman.

    I give it 89/100 points and for the price of € 100 a purchase recommendation for sherry barrel lovers who love intense flavors.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. stefanrietdijk scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Nose: lots of mocha, sweetened coffee
    • Taste
      Taste: quite sweet, sherry but not overpowering sherry. Very fruity, dried fruits, raisins, chocolate flavour. I still taste a hint of alcohol in the end. But all in all great dram.

  3. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    It's pretty good. The PX leaves clear traces, of course, but still halfway frame. But it inevitably cannot keep up with older dark Glenrothes (e.g. the many 1997s). In addition, he lacks the depth and somehow also the Rothes character.
    • Nose
      Sultanas. Figs. Baked apple. Leather too. Something like sour earth. Wet foliage. Roasted nuts. Rather fresh "sharp" wood. A cooling and slightly pungent note from the alcohol also comes through.
    • Taste
      A mixture of sweetness and strength at the start. Very syrupy and yet also spicy. Aronia honey. Sweet (sweetened) grape juice. Now pepper, wood seasoning and ginger.
    • Finish
      Sweet and sour red fruits. Oak notes. Forest floor

  4. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    he is too sweet for me because there is too much of the PX
    therefore he is not for me
    • Nose
      Sherry gets more, sweetness gets more, light raisins, mushy brown banana, leather !!, rice balls, hairspray, vanilla is coming
      with water: more vanilla, more leather, oak, lime, tangerine?
    • Taste
      full and strong and slightly oily on the palate
      sweet, spicy, slightly oak, slightly very dark caramel, red berries, leather !!, becomes tart, slightly cherries
    • Finish
      long
      Sherry, warm, sweet becomes tart, nuts, dark chocolate 60%, later oak, slightly astringent
      with water: it becomes bitter

  5. MickMatrix scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Great mix between coffee notes, sherry, herbs and a slight bitterness. Even the typical Glenrothes note is still slightly present.

    Large bottle is opened for a more detailed review!

  6. Glen Krid scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. GJR scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Yes this is sherried and sweet. PX sweetness is balanced. Lots of grapes, berries and somewhat old leather. Chocolate praline with hazelnut and almonds. No off notes. Very long warming finish with a tiny tiny bit of tannine bitterness.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. mema82 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

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