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Glenrothes Select Reserve

Overall rating
79.38/100
votes
226
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010493023429
Added on
22 Jul 2007 10:00 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 43,51

7 × in wishlist

226 × member ratings

554 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes Select Reserve

37 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.38 points

  1. Achany scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Fruity, malty, some vanilla and at the end quite a lot of oak. Nice starter, easy to drink, not complex. 
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  2. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    After about 10 minutes the whisky opens up. At first it's a very pleasant, well-balanced whisky. The maturation seems a bit too short to hold, though. The balance starts to break down about 30 minutes into it. With enough time, the nose shows more solvent notes and a bit
    more smoke, and the taste shows more powerful floral and grain notes and less
    sherry influence. 
    • Nose
      Candied ginger and grainy malt spirit, green oak tannins and
      barrel char, grassy vanilla and cocoa, pineapple and fuji apples, honeycomb and
      almond oil.
    • Taste
      Oak tannins, floral honey, malt and dark chocolate, picked ginger, dry sherry tannins.
    • Finish
      Floral citrus, touch of dried fruits and wax, fades to a
      gentle warming baking spice.

  3. Allandale scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Ripe fruit,soft malty tones, hints of herbs,spicy.
    • Taste
      Some blackberries,sultanas,dried fruit,citrus and vanilla.
    • Finish
      Middle long, a nice soft complex aftertaste .

  4. wisekycourse scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, excessive vanilla, yellow fruit and malt On the palate, alcohol, vanilla, some spices, then almond liqueur In the final, quite short on the same feelings
    for those who love a vanilla DRAM, simply enjoy it as a dessert!

  5. Xstream scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    As others also mention. Especially butterscotch. Weather's original candies, but then liquid. Little complex but soft and tasty with a piece of chocolate. Only in the finish you notice that it is still young. But for this price a more than fine whisky. In the style of Glenrothes today. More fudgy and less fruit and complexity. Meanwhile, just very tasty with some choco or nuts.

  6. ZwiJo scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 81 points Moderator

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      79 79

  8. dram-drinker scored this whisky 81 points Moderator

    Select Reserve has been replaced by Vintage Reserve - really no loss
    • Nose
      Vanilla, little toffee and pears
    • Taste
      Butterscotch, butterscotch, butterscotch, little other
    • Finish
      Medium short

  9. J.K.Ch scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    This whisky, in my opinion, tastes just as it smells. When I was getting a sniff, I was expecting this in my taste and it was coming. She was one of my first. And I liked it very much at the time, and I did not buy it again today. But the bottle and the packaging are wonderful.
    • Nose
      Plum both fresh and ripened as well as dried, spices most pronounced about clove, woodiness. Slightly artificial perfume. And a hint of Manga.
    • Taste
      Dried plum, sweet, woody. In the background a bit of some chic perhaps paint or glue. Hint of caramel.
    • Finish
      A fairly slowly disappearing plum is replaced with spices and possibly unnecessarily large amounts of wood. Alcohol is sharper than necessary. And not just in reverberation, but in taste even though not so much in it. Sometimes the aroma of the cellar rises.

  10. The Macallan scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    Quite allright
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      77 77

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