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Glenrothes 1979

Overall rating
92.33/100
votes
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Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
1979
Bottled
2005
Calculated age
26 years old
Casktype
Sherry butt
Casknumber
3808
Number of bottles
502
Strength
55.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
Approved: 07.06.2005
Market
de Germany
Added on
03 Aug 2007 8:00 pm
UncoloredChillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 799.00

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Tastingtags

8 Notes

dram-drinker
Moderator dram-drinker Tasting note
31 Jan 2016 10:11 pm
dram-drinker gave this whisky 97 points
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

Deep fruity, oranges galore, with melted sugar, honey - more tropical fruits, vanilla, touch of wood - very fresh and intensive - I just can't get enough!

Taste

Citrusy and lots of different other fruits, perfect balance of oak wood,  a subtle sweetness and some vanilla notes. It is waxy and oily but though fresh and full bodied.

Finish

Long warm and still fruity - no water needed - it's so smooth.

Comments

Really superb - definitely in the top 3 of the best Glenrothes I had so far.

dram-drinker
Moderator dram-drinker Review note
31 Jan 2016 10:59 pm
dram-drinker gave this whisky 97 points
Weighted Rate
97
Nose
99
Initial taste
96
Body
98
Finish
97
Price
95
Presentation
95
dram-drinker
Moderator dram-drinker Note
22 Dec 2015 10:04 pm
dram-drinker gave this whisky 97 points

Full bodied, fruity and sweet nose. On the palate it is very well balanced between oak wood, oranges, vanilla and honey. It's pretty oily and smooth and has a superb sweetness. The finish is long and pleasant. This one certainly belongs to the top class Glenrothes.

franpincoffee
Expert Senior franpincoffee Note
24 Jun 2015 1:59 pm
franpincoffee gave this whisky 92 points

http://whiskycast.com/ratings/glenrothes-1979-single-cask/

Cask #3808 was an ex-sherry butt, and gave this malt a nose full of vanilla, plums, dates, and toasted oak. The taste is spicy and thick with notes of Christmas cake, orange peel, plums, raisins, and brown sugar. The finish is long and sweet with tropical fruits and a touch of brown sugar.

boborban
Expert Senior boborban Note
02 May 2015 6:55 am
boborban gave this whisky 96 points

Tasting Notes whisky-info

Geruch: sehr angenehmer Geruch nach Eiche, etwas Vanille, süßlich fruchtig

Geschmack: wow, ein Hammerteil Sherry, Orangen und sehr cremig

Fazit: Superspitzenklasse

*********(9,9 von 10)

boborban
Expert Senior boborban Note
02 May 2015 6:21 am
boborban gave this whisky 96 points

Jürgen Deibel Whiskybotschafter 1/2006 Nase: Bouquet von exotischen Früchten (Mango und Papaya) mit Zitrusnoten; im Hintergrund Anklänge von Vanilletönen mit einem Hauch von Blumigkeit (Jasmin, wie auf dem Etikett angegeben?) und leichte Gewürznoten

Geschmack: sehr voll im Körper, die süße von Orangen; wirkt schön im Mund und ist angenehm trinkbar.

Nachklang: Die beim Geschmack festgestellte Süße bleibt lang erhalten und wirkt sehr lange nach.

boborban
Expert Senior boborban Note
02 May 2015 6:51 am
boborban gave this whisky 96 points

Jim Murray's Whisky Bibel 5th Edition

The Glenrothes 1979 Single Cask no. 3808 db (96) n24 a near faultless nose with the clarity of the fruit, presumably sherry (though maybe not first fill), is enough to bring a tear to the eye: a sweet nougat kick is matched by rich, spiced sultana, the well-aged bourbon: absolutely something for everyone; t24 the malt dissolves on impact letting in several shockwaves of spice; almost brutally fruit yet the honeyed seem is a thick one; f24 long, the most playful vanillas and with a confidence bordering on arrogance as the spices re-ignite, as if telling you that it'll end when it feels like it...not when it theoretically should...meanwhile, the very lightly smoked honey and burned fudge just go on and on and on... b24 la pearl of a malt that has me scratching my head in wonder. Although from a single cask, there are elements in this which are pure bourbon and others which are pure sherry - in every sense. In the end, it doesn't much matter because the tastebuds are almost too overwhelmed to take in all that is on offer. Stunning 55,2%

boborban
Expert Senior boborban Note
02 May 2015 6:01 am
boborban gave this whisky 96 points

Tasting Notes Original Glenrothes

Apperance: deep mahogany

Bouquet: exotic, jasmin citrus

Palate: full flavour orange zest, oak and vanilla

Finish: very long sweet citrus finish

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