Overall rating
Single Malt
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
08 years old
Number of bottles
54.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
12 Oct 2020 2:39 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 61.95

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27 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 2012 DT

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.40 points

  1. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Today a Glenrothes from 2012 is up for tasting. The whisky comes from the Dimensions series by Duncan Taylor and was bottled at cask strength with 54.2% vol. When it was eight years old. The whisky in the glass is yellow-brown and has a medium viscosity.
    My sample comes from a bottle that has been open for a long time and the description of taste as well as the rating refer to a sample that has been reduced to 45% and 50% by volume. The high alcohol content invites you to experiment and, depending on the concentration, different facets can be discovered in the whisky. A very exciting bottling for me.
    • Nose
      89 89
      When you first smell in (undiluted) a very pleasant fruity note; ripe plums, dark cherries, red currants, dried apricots. This is followed by a clear note of sherry, marzipan, milk chocolate, Nutella, liquorice. Somewhat damp apple tobacco is present as well as a gentle scent of young leather and weak herbs. The alcohol seems to be astonishingly well integrated and overall the drum looks much older and more mature.
    • Taste
      88 88
      On the palate, when diluted to 45% vol., Its youth is evident. Chocolate, dark fruits, sherry, coffee and a distinct herbal note, especially mint; some oak spice and a light dark chocolate. If you leave the concentration at 50% vol., The dram appears richer and more mature. The chocolate is stronger, there are nice nut aromas, the mint is pronounced. A slight oiliness can be felt and with the higher alcohol I like the dram better.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The finish of the Glenrothes is more of a medium length. The invigorating mint is first in the foreground, then soft fruit aromas set in and lead to a gentle spicy note. A slightly higher concentration results in a more complex mouthfeel. The focus here is on chocolate.

  2. ThorstenH scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  3. vorto25 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Aroma; sweet, sherry, berry, round

    Taste: dark chocolate, nutty, lovage, sherry

    Finish: long, sweet and delicious

  4. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet; Vanilla; Citrus; slight acidity; Cookie dough; sticky molasses; beautiful spices; Dried fruits
    • Taste
      Spicy; Nut, vanilla and citrus; a little cookie dough
    • Finish
      Spices; dark, delicately bitter chocolate; an intense nut is emerging again. Again and again citrus fruits

  5. TomAndIngrid scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A really good, balanced dram for his age of 8. Not overcrowded and still a nice color.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Raisins, milk chocolate, subtle oak.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Still milk chocolate, caramel biscuits, oak, dark cherry pralines. Although the youth is noticeable with somewhat rough wood notes, it is not unpleasant.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Rather long with light tannins from the barrel.

  6. Patrick93 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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


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