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Overall rating
88.40/100
votes
27
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
Dimensions
Vintage
01.2012
Bottled
09.2020
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Sherry
Casknumber
49191
Number of bottles
366
Strength
54.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060294582199
Added on
12 Oct 2020 2:39 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 61.95

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57 × in collection

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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