Glenrothes 09-year-old DMor

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Dràm Mòr (DMor)
Stated Age
09 years old
1st Fill Moscatel Finish
Number of bottles
58.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
06 oct 2020 1:11 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 65.97

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18 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 09-year-old DMor

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.80 points

  1. GlasMost scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Phew! Without water almost undrinkable for me. Young and strong. Dilluted it slowly down until it was bearable. Now I was sensing some fruity sweetness, cereal, sweet sour and a glimps of the Rothes character. No funk, no wet basement. O.k.ish but too boring and not really complex enough.

  2. bvrsky scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. praisethepasta did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    this one needs time! It’s what you’d call a slow starter, but leaving it alone for 15-20 minutes and watch it develop and blossom as it turns in to a lovely complex dram.
    • Nose
      a mixture of cream, butter and citrus. Not perfectly in balance at first but give it 10-15 minutes and everything integrates well. The lemon and orange notes take a back seat to allow the buttery honey notes to blossom. Hints of raisinbread and white grapes. The wine finish give it a bit of a prickly sharpness before mellowing out and becoming more active again. So quite a rollercoaster here. Perhaps a drop of water? It sure becomes less feisty and marries all the flavours together with a hint of crème brûlée as a surprising result.
    • Taste
      sharp initially, so the ABV is doing some talking here. Fruity sweet with a signature oily thick texture with caramel and butter notes, toffee, vanilla. The wine cask is initially not really obvious but it does bring a fresh ‘zing’ to it. Giving it time and hints of chocolate, coffee and dry nuts (walnut) emerge.
    • Finish
      rather long, oily/syrupy, with dried oranges and a lovely salty note.

  5. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Gentle red fruits and some notes of pickled oranges, but also vanilla pods, chalk, a gentle menthol aroma and charred oak. Finally some oat cookies. Really rather good and well-integrated.
    • Taste
      The oakiness vibes well with the vibrant fruitiness. Lots of sweet, candy-esque lemon, clementines and oranges, presumably from the Moscatel cask. Some chili heat in the backgrounds.
    • Finish
      Ginger, pepper and jammy oranges. Long.


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