Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
King Cask (KiCa)
Stated Age
11 years old
1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
61.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 Dec 2020 10:35 pm by André
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 64.95

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37 × member ratings

54 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for MacRothes 2009 KiCa

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.77 points

  1. André scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Based on the information on the labels, this is pretty much the same whiskey that is also in their bad medicine version, but with a different layout and difference in circulation. Or I must be very wrong .......

  2. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Tasted this MacRothes @ Slijterij Henk Peter. Best of both worlds and great balance.
    Classic dark sherry, spices, coffee and orange.

    Still available (05/2021) @ Slijterij Henk Peter, Bunschoten the Netherlands.
    Only physically in the shop. Also the LInkwood KiCa this available.
    • Nose
      Eggnog, figs, dates, raisins and orange. Chocoloate, mocha and dried plums.
    • Taste
      Dark sherry tones like raisins, dark bitter chocolate, coffee, leather tones and dried fruits. Spices - pepper and nutmeg. Also quite some woody tones.
    • Finish
      Medium drying finish with orange and some liquorice.

  3. Rien scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur


    King Cask is a new Dutch bottler – started in 2020 – and this MacRothes is, as the name suggests, a blended malt consisting of Macallan and Glenrothes. I got a sample from my good friend Gunther in my hands and had to taste it blind. I didn't change my tasting notes after I shared them with Gunther and he told me what it was in return. From the hip!

    Sweet, slightly unpleasant nose on baby breath after the fruit porridge. Reminiscent of dessert wine. A tad waxy. Citrus fruit and figs with a hint of dark beer. After a few minutes of breathing, a lot of notes of oak mix with something of freshly sawn wood and the crust of matured cheese. A bit strange, but pleasant enough and above all fascinating. After all, there is a lot going on here.

    To taste, it is bittersweet with a sour note. Relatively high alcohol content, in my opinion, because it is a kick against the teeth and the saliva glands go into overdrive. Slightly rotting oranges (no off-note!), figs, sultanas, applesauce and brandy. Grape seeds and triple sec.

    The finish lasts a very long time, is slightly spicy but above all fruity sweet again.

    Special case, to be sure. But I like this. Tell me, Gunther! Which he did not much later and let me understand that it was this – indeed high-alcoholic – blended malt.

  5. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  6. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Buttery caramel, raisin, cherry, apple, hazelnut and popcorn.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Salted caramel, pear, pecan, mocha, raisin and pepper. Gooseberry when adding water. But this one is best at full strength.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Salted caramel, pear, blueberry and orange.

  7. whiskytornado scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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


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