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Overall rating
87.91/100
votes
68
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Selection
Vintage
1990
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
refill Sherry
Casknumber
12898
Number of bottles
527
Strength
58.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
17 May 2011 12:37 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 151.20

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Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1990 AD

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.91 points

  1. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 527 bottles from cask no. 12898

    Mid-umber in colour points towards refill European oak maturation. Possibly polished old oak floorboards. A moderate bead. A sharp nose-prickle, then somewhat nose-drying with Kirsch-filled liqueur chocolates and Terry’s chocolate orange behind the alcohol. Water changes it dramtically: old-fashioned barber shop, polished leather, dried fruits and ginger snaps. A soft, smooth texture (mouth-filling), and a very sweet taste throughout, with traces of molasses and soft fudge, burnt sugar and fruit-cake in the lengthy finish. Walnuts in the aftertaste. A super-clean, sherried Glenrothes.

  2. Mark-E scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  3. mitcheltjes scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Needs time and water to open up.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The nose starts of with classic sherry notes with typical Glenrothes accents. Not quite my cup of tea but it has some depth to it. Furniture polish, raisins and underlying it all some lighter red fruits accented with vanilla
    • Taste
      86 86
      Al of the above but diminished, gets hot really fast even with water
    • Finish
      84 84
      And the finish, to quote Rory Gallagher: Too much alcohol, it hides all the little flavours I like to find. A shame.

  4. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      93 93

  5. Bram84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  6. ZwiJo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  7. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Opeth83 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    re-tasted 2016
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    For me personally just a little too alcoholic on the nose and the palate. Even after the addition of water, this remained the case.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. squaadgras scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

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