Glenrothes 22-year-old whic

Overall rating
86.78/100
votes
67
Whiskybase ID
WB160156
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
whic - Whiskycircle (whic)
Bottling serie
Amazing Whiskies
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
6371 (part)
Number of bottles
270
Strength
58.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Market
de Germany
Added on
10 jun 2020 11:20 am by Totoro
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 230.59

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67 × member ratings

136 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glenrothes 22-year-old whic

23 users have left 23 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.78 points.

  1. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nice Glenrothes.
    in profile rather on the spicy side.
    The oak notes are also somewhat in the foreground here.
    • Nose
      88 88
      spicy sherry notes, leather, old oak furniture, very light pepper, some chocolate, wax appears slightly, some caramel, dried fruits. The alcohol seems slightly present.
    • Taste
      88 88
      intense sherry aromas. Much more intense and powerful than on the nose, lots of dried fruit, old leather, the old oak furniture again, light fruit acidity, subtly sweet, caramel, some milk chocolate, towards the end it becomes tart and dry. Lots of spices.
    • Finish
      87 87
      spicy sherry flavors. The subtle sweetness is not present here. All in all rather tart and dry. The dried fruits show up here too.
      The spices and oak notes continue to have an effect for a long time.

  2. Patrick93 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. SRB scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Nice sherry nose, no missing notes and still a bit generic.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Spicy, sweet and after a short time suddenly very bitter in the mouth.
    • Finish
      84 84
      At first warm, spicy and sweet - and then very quickly dry and extremely bitter.

  4. IronChic scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. NorthCoast500 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A very nice sherry malt. Lots of dark red fruits and the alcohol is well integrated. Maybe not too complex, but way better than some of the ratings here.

  6. Portfolioman scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A little disappointing. Not a bad whisky, but overall irrelevant and arbitrary, especially considering the age and the price. Looks younger than he is.
    • Nose
      red berries, citrus fruits, a slight sweetness of raisins, some oak in the background, the alcohol is noticeable, but remains in the background
    • Taste
      Powerful start, peppery, oily, a few dates, but overall not particularly sweet, fresh acidity, oak follows at the end, but remains subtle.

      With the second sip it reminds me of brandy and now looks a little sweeter and more voluminous, with a bitter chocolate note.
    • Finish
      long, warming, somewhat dry, some acidity combines with sweetness and stays in the background

  7. Fight65 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Glenrothes of the worse sort
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Dagobert scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. grinface scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Full maturation in sherry barrels for over 20 years is dangerous. I would say it's been a little too long for me here. But there are sure to be fans for this flavor combination and intensity. Full review (in german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/06/29/whisky-aus-dem-tal/

  10. aspa scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very sweet, cane sugar, lots of dried plums, powdered sugar, even more sugared sugar? Kaiserschmarrn? Cookie dough? Soft, the alcohol is perfectly integrated. Creamy, full-bodied. Still extremely sweet in the mouth, dates, dark sugar, a very oily and soft mouthfeel, very tasty and extremely tasty. Almost a bit like a heavily sugared liquor.
    The finish stays there for a long time, still extra sweet and with a light aroma of coffee and dates.

    Great sherry bomb without missing notes.

    N-91, T-90, F-89, totally very sweet 90 points.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  11. StephanB scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    With a lot of tam-tam and superlatives, collectible whisky advertised. In my view, too expensive.

  12. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Quite a sharp note on the nose. White pepper - alcoholic spiciness. Grape-nut chocolate, small, square good, I would say. More grassy than fruity. A little leathery with a good dose of nutty bitterness in the background. I perceive typical Glenrothes aromas. All in all less complex than I would have guessed from the basic data and the run on the bottling. Almost a bit boring if you compare the Glenrothes with other, very popular bottlings of the past few months, such as the 18yo Inchgower from Maltman (MBl). Obviously a signatory barrel that was shared, which does not speak against the bottling per se, as was suggested in part! However, the SV release was available a little cheaper. I like the comic-like design of the series, a total of 30 barrels or barrel parts should be offered under the Amazing label. I hope more exciting malts will be offered.

    Tasted per sample on 06/30/2020.

    #Maltkanzlei

  13. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    It is not as dark in the whole being as an Allardice. But it is a very nice sherry malt. The sherry is present, but it does not cover up anything. The barrel was good. What he does need is time in the glass and muse. The flavors and tastes want to be teased out and enticed. I would do without water with him. He doesn't need it. The alcohol is very well integrated.
    It is a really good malt. It is ideal for a cozy evening. Would I spend € 150 on him? At € 120, I would consider it would be roughly in the price range of an AnCnoc 24y. However, since all bottles are already taken, this is all just theory.
    • Nose
      89 89
      The malt is presented with a beautiful rich amber in the tasting glass. The streaks at the edge of the snifter move down viscous and oily. I give him a few minutes of rest in a glass, at 22 years of age the whisky is allowed to collect. Yes. The sherry influence from the barrel is then immediately noticeable. Dark fruits and red berries, the orange zest and fruit pieces typical of me. Vanilla. Aromas from a raisin cake with a hint of dark chocolate. Acidic aromas sparkle in the background, like sour cherries or rhubarb. Despite its almost 59%, the alcohol is hardly noticeable. After the first sip, the aromas become denser, now it opens more.
      With water (diluted down to around 50%) it becomes noticeably rounder. The sweet and the fruit are more pleasing, almost interchangeable. Vanilla is a little more present.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The first time you try it without adding water, the malt comes to the palate with a nice sweetness. Then it gets a little lively and there is a not too violent pepperiness. Then there are spices and a little leather. Fruit is now hardly to be tasted anymore. The tart, spicy, aromatic nuances such as nutmeg and nuts dominate. On the second try, the sweetness stays in the mouth longer. But it is very good to enjoy pure. I would not have thought in almost 59%! With water, he loses, both on the body and in taste.
    • Finish
      87 87
      To the rear, the oak makes it bitter. It's rather dark mocha. Nutmeg and the leather and now even a little tobacco remain in the finish longer.

  14. lustaufwhisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    At the beginning a little citrus which swings directly into a heavy leathery note. The strong one. 58.8 percent by volume is noticed in the nose, then it becomes spicy. The malt takes a while in the glass and lo and behold, the sweet overripe fruits like dates and apricots appear. I finally smell chocolate and cocoa.

    Taste:
    The mouth of the Glenrothes is voluminous. Warming, sherry-sweet and spicy at the same time. The flow of saliva occurs quickly. I clearly taste a pleasant cocoa note, then the Speysider gets a little dry.

    Outlet:
    The finish is rather medium with sweet notes, spicy and dry.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  15. Pauci scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    The alcohol is poorly integrated. Nose is ok, but not stunning. An average whisky that I personally don't need. Life is too short for average.

  16. Hemdl did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Same barrel

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/144793/glenrothes-1997-sv

  17. Totoro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nice, heavy sherry nose, no trace of sulfur or other disruptive elements. Tart, dark, leathery, spicy. On the palate - and especially at the end of the taste development - then unusually "fresh" and snappy, with suboptimally integrated alcohol. I would still not add water; then he increasingly disintegrates. The finish is really nice.
    Everything is very coffee and cocoa-heavy and therefore also very pleasing, but overall much too expensive for what is on offer - not to mention the over-the-top marketing strategy and the sparse information about the filling date etc.

    PS It's also nice that I didn't get a second bottle for my bottle division, but some Hansel is already offering bottling here with a surcharge of 70 euros in the marketplace. May he sit on it forever.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89

  18. Balticsailor68 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A good whisky and a joy to taste. Not the classic sherry bomb as sweetness is present but not dominating. Dry fruits, different nuts, chocolate and spice. The long lasting finish is again the dry side. Spice and bitterness.
    If the rumours are right, this expression is the second half of the cask released by signatory for christmas 2019. So in comparison to that with a price tag of 150,- € a bit overpriced but taking in account that the bottle is 1st release of a new serie, it will be a collectors item aswell.

  19. Najzero scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Ah, me and my impulsive buying disorder...

    I placed my order before I saw it is the most likely the release of SV during last christmas.

    Is it okay for the money involved (150€)?: in a way
    Should I have bought the SV Whisky instead: yes.

    Like the others have written, it is on the bitter side.
    Nose: superb
    First Mouth: superb
    Finish: turns dry and bitter
    Second Sip: very medicore.

    So, this is not a bad whisky, it's just... not the right time for a drop like that when the rest of the cask is still available and is more closely priced to what its worth.

    But dang, I just fell for that marketing thingy (used to collect comics before that whisky obsession hit me)

  20. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Very disappointing whisky.
    The balance between sherry, spice and sweetness is not given at all.

    Whic is talking about what is probably the best bottling they have ever released, which is absolute curd cheese. 150 euros is far too much; there are clearly better whiskys.

  21. Flou scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    There was a lot of discussion about this whisky on some platforms. It appears that this is the other half on tap that Signatory released half a year ago. I do not want to go into this topic at all, I was annoyed about the whole way of presenting the product and now I want to leave it behind and concentrate purely on what the whisky has to offer me.

    I let the whisky breathe for 10 minutes and enjoy the beautiful color with which the Glenrothes lies in my glass. Like dark amber that has got a brown cast. But curiosity doesn't overwhelm me now!

    The whisky is initially somewhat closed in the nose. The strong sherry aromas that remind of raisins, dates and plums do not jump into your nose. At the beginning I am rather irritated, the aroma is different than I am used to from most sherry cask whiskys. Dark, tart chocolate sprinkled with pepper dominates the play of flavors in the nose with a fruit filling that goes in the direction of cherry, date and raisin. The fruit filling is rather subtle compared to the strong chocolate note, which gives a strong feeling of dryness. The tannins on tap with lots of wood, leather, tobacco and forest floor are now being added to the chocolate. Every now and then the alcohol flashes through, but it is well integrated for 58.8% alcohol content. Somehow I can not quite agree with the praise of some reviewers. Too much wood, too much peppery, dark chocolate, too dry and too little fruit ... for me the balance between the fruitiness and the tart notes is wrong. And I hardly have a nice sweetness that combines with heavy fruit flavors. A subtle sweetness is noticeable, but for me it cannot prevail against the force of the tannins. In some places I make myself aware of a note of sulfur, after 2-3 sips there is a slight association of fermented apples. But both are so subtle that I cannot perceive these aromas all the time, but they are always present for a short time when smelling for a long time. Or maybe my head cinema is going crazy.

    The Glenrothes is incredibly strong in the mouth, my dear man! Peppery it tickles the tongue and a sour note is present for a very short moment. Difficult to describe what that reminds me of. The dark chocolate now lines the mouth, mixed with boiled dark fruits with dates, raisins, a little plum jam and a lot of pepper on top. The chocolate gradually turns into coffee, the tannins have taken a fancy to set the tone and now show who the boss is in the mouth. Peppery, tart, almost becoming slightly bitter ... with tobacco and old leather. The first sip I had the impression of feeling sulfur notes, but after that it was no longer reproducible. Just like in the nose, I lack a balance of the individual notes.

    The finish is medium to long. Pepper, wood, tobacco, leather, coffee ... it is bitter. Hints of dark fruits and a slight sweetness resonate all the time, but leave the stage to the spicy-tart notes. The mouth becomes dry, the tannins remain on the palate for a long time.

    Well what can I say? Fortunately, whisky is always a matter of taste and this time I have to say that my taste was not quite met. Overall, the whisky is much too much on the dry, dry side. That would not be bad if the dark fruits and a heavy sweetness were strong enough to create a balance. But this was more like the boxing match Klitschko against Schulz ... the excessive imbalance is not mine. Still, I have to say that the whisky has its qualities! I have never had such a strong chocolate note. If you like spicy and dry sherry barrel whiskys, you can definitely enjoy it here.

    I give it 87/100 points.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  22. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The marketing company writes:

    "Awesome find after 22 years of sherry barrel maturation - coffee, leather & dark fruits will amaze you.

    Dark Sherry Bomb: A Dark Sherry Flavor Chases The Next! Sweet dates are followed by dark chocolate, coffee and leather.

    Amazing Whisky: This creamy Glenrothes marks the glorious start of Whic's Amazing Whiskys series. Pure whisky madness in 30 episodes.

    22-year-old whisky miracle: the whisky matured in an active sherry barrel for over two decades. Look forward to a true aroma spectacle.

    270 extraordinary bottles: Get a bottle of this limited sherry sensation today. It's best to strike right away.

    Sensational cask strength: This full-bodied whisky was bottled with a breathtaking 58.8% vol. So, despite its velvety texture, it really has a punch!

    Aroma: Decadent hits it in one word. Sweet, overripe fruits herald the sherry flavors. Very sweet dried fruits can be caught. But heavy chocolate aromas appear much more powerful. In the form of dark chocolate truffles and creamy chocolate mousse. Spicy oak notes are picking up speed. Aromatic pipe tobacco and old leather remind us of the advanced age of this noble drop. Very round, just wonderful!

    Taste: Dark chocolate, sweet espresso and sugary dates roll right over the tongue of a sherry steam hammer. What remains is a slightly peppery tingle. Nevertheless, the whisky is surprisingly mild for 58.8% vol. It is reminiscent of old cognac, which is enjoyed in the solid leather wing chair. Full-bodied, warm and lush. Perfect for the whisky detective agency.

    Aftertaste: Long-lasting, pleasantly sweet and warm. The embrace of a Spanish summer evening. Lovely. "

    Has anyone ever described their whisky better and more cautiously? Amazing ...

  23. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A well-matured single malt from a sherry butt. No sherry bomb, but the result of over two decades of harmony between distillery character and oak wood. Hilarious fruit aromas mingle with dark chocolate, tobacco and spices to create a harmony of the senses. It is not surprising that this drop was sold out shortly after its release.

    I thank whic (Whiskycircle) for the complimentary sample!

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2020/06/10/glenrothes-22yo-2020-whic-amazing-whiskies-episode-1/
    • Nose
      Typical aromas of a well-matured whisky from a sherry cask: old sherry, dates, raisins and chocolate coated brandy beans. Behind this are notes of old leather, tobacco leaf and fruity orange covered in dark chocolate, followed by a few spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, oak and a hint of vanilla.
    • Taste
      A powerful attack on the palate, where the high alcohol content is noticeable. Warming and sweetish with dates, complex fruit aromas, chocolate, tobacco notes and bitter orange peel. Becomes peppery with slightly bitter dark chocolate and a little dry oak.
    • Finish
      The finish shows a medium length with sticky fruit and some spices. Becomes increasingly dry with oak spice and a hint of tobacco.

      With water: After adding a few drops of water, more freshness on the nose with less sherry, but more spicy notes of nutmeg, oak, dark chocolate, vanilla and a touch of orange. Prickling and also clearly spicier on the palate and slightly warming. Bitter orange with dark chocolate and clearly more dry oak. The finish is still of medium length with a touch of sticky fruit as well as dry oak and some spices.

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