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Glenrothes 09-year-old DMor

Overall rating
84.45/100
votes
24
Whiskybase ID
WB166839
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Dràm Mòr (DMor)
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Spanish Red Wine Finish
Casknumber
2850
Number of bottles
316
Strength
55.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 oct 2020 1:11 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 65.14

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Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 09-year-old DMor

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.45 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Gentle spices like cinnamon and a whiff of cracked black peppercorns, but also a profound nuttiness; mainly roasted peanuts. There's touches of fresh raspberry and strawberry syrup as well. Finally some oak shavings.
    • Taste
      Quite a dark, intense red wine influence that I quite enjoy. Maybe a touch of sulphur, but pretty much negligible in such a way that it rather adds to the complexity of the dram instead of taking away from it. Red dried fruit, orange peel and tannins with some soft spices.
    • Finish
      Spicy, a tad drying and bitter oranges. Long.

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Good Work
    This very young Glenrothes was bottled by Dràm Mòr, the relatively young company of the cheerful Kenny MacDonald and his better half Viktorija. Kenny, by the way, got the love for whisky from his childhood, because his grandfather was foreman at Dumbarton, the grain distillery that was defunct in 2002 – once the largest in Scotland. The malt was finished in a Spanish red wine barrel and bottled at cask strength.

    A cartload of Werther's Echte is complemented by red fruit and some roasted nuts. Peanut butter! Strawberry jam and some wood shavings. Warm.

    Good body. Immediately very sweet from the wine. Strawberries, raspberries, cherries... but at the same time also some Seville oranges, slightly bitter, with walnuts. The spiciness makes it quite warm, almost spicy.

    The aftertaste is spicy and long, slightly drying.

    You can taste that he is young, but it does not bother. The Spanish barrel has done a good job of adding complexity without dominating. Still to be found for about 65 EUR. Thank you, Ivan.

  3. kenisam scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Excellent drum, with nearly perfect nose and rather strong palette. Red wine influence is rather significant. I really enjoyed it, probably because I love good red wine.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Red Wine!!! Gentle black pepper and some other sweet spices, some red berries. Very rich and intensive.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Pretty complex, Ginger, lemon and orange peel, sweet spices, some wine influence, though less than in nose
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium-long, spices, lemon peel, dark chocolate, quite dry in the end.

  4. praisethepasta did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    more accessible to its sibling, a lovely desert-y dram, but even as it is perhaps more ‘welcoming’ than the muscatel finished Glenrothes, I think the 2851 ‘wins’ by a margin as it delivers a lovely development with quite a lot of complexity.
    • Nose
      similar to its sister cask, but less sharp. More rounded with a combo of (salted) caramel and red fruit (sultanas, raisins and berries), with a cereal/biscuit touch.
    • Taste
      soft arrival , sweet on honeysuckle and honey, caramelized sugar, chocolate, toffee and (creamy) coffee.
    • Finish
      oily, mouthcoating, long with hints of red fruits and salt.

  5. GJR scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

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