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Overall rating
87.19/100
votes
39
Whiskybase ID
WB160000
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whiskybase.com (WB)
Bottling serie
160.000 bottles in Whiskybase
Vintage
12.1996
Bottled
11.2020
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
44
Number of bottles
252
Strength
49.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 feb 2021 2:15 pm by Dirk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 150.00

13 × in wishlist

39 × member ratings

149 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1996 WB

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.19 points

  1. thebase did not rate this whisky Super Administrator

    We have released this bottle on Friday 19th of February. This was done by placing it on Whiskybase.com and create a small news item. We wanted to give the most active members of Whiskybase the first chance of purchasing the bottle.

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. BluePeat scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Purchased upon its release, my second sampling of these milestone bottlings. For a moment, I thought this could be a Clynelish with some waxiness and notes of honey and vanilla. The nose is close to the official tasting notes with orchard fruits as well. More apples on the palate, macintosh, with more of the crisp, zesty notes. I also get some of the toffee. Good spicy finish, as described as medium-long with a lingering creaminess. A proper speysider, straightforward but not completely devoid of complexity. Good, easy drinker indeed!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Hay cereals honey green fruits stone fruits citrus toffee, a pleasant whisky

  5. robain scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    • Nose
      87 87
      Vanilla with oak, pear and apples. A delicious "päronsplitt" nose.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Clear bourbon influences, sweetness, vanilla and oakiness.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long long finish with vanilla and oak.

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 86 points Photo Moderator

    Fresh, fruity and powerful, but also rather dry and austere if not to say a tad bitter
    • Nose
      87 87
      Very citric, fruity, dry hay, hints of honey, also apple, apricot and rhubarb, whiffs of vanilla, cookie dough, spices, little minerals, more on stone fruits, touch of butterscotch
    • Taste
      86 86
      Very punchy, fruity, citric, little sweetness, more dry hay, spices, ginger, more stone fruits, little leafy and herbal hints, lemon peel
    • Finish
      85 85
      Long, burning, more lemon peel, grapefruit, more spicy, zesty, herbal, a tad bitter in the end

  7. Wolf68 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. g2ther scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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