Glenrothes 1986 TWJ

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Whisky Jury (TWJ)
Stated Age
36 years old
Refill Hogshead
Number of bottles
41.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
13 oct 2022 8:51 pm by thewhiskyjury
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 549.00

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13 × member ratings

30 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glenrothes 1986 TWJ

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.40 points.

  1. whiskydramo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      It smelled like those unnamed Islay distilled around 90s without the smokiness at the beginning, full of gooseberries, yellow cherry tomatoes, a pinch of salt that led to salted lemons and chenpi. There were also crispy persimmons, burning candles, dried maples, hard cheese and huamei seeds after spending some time in the glass. The citrus zest was strong if you sniffed.
    • Taste
      Pomelos with pith, fruit wax coating, salted lemon 7-up and wafer biscuits with vanilla filling, followed by cherry tomatoes and some golden gooseberries. Pretty refreshing, but slightly watery. The taste reminded me of the unpeated Ledaig 1995s.
    • Finish
      Custard, mung bean puree, vanilla, yellow pomelos, melon sorbet and fruit wax coating. It's more complex than you thought.

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  3. springtank scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  4. daevid scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

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

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    bit of spices, white pepper, yellow fruits, banana, marzipan, honey, vanilla, cookie dough, marzipan, bit of orange, really refined fruitiness, very good

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Photo Moderator

    Really fruity and balanced, very drinkable - very good!
    • Nose
      92 92
      Bags of orchard fruits, honey, apple, lot of pear, plum, peach, vanilla, banana, marzipan, custard cream, cookie dough, hint of lemon, whiff of tobacco, spices, oak wood - very good!
    • Taste
      91 91
      Oily, creamy, fruity, honey, vanilla, good sweetness, more orchard fruits, almonds, marzipan, more custard cream, hint of tobacco, little white pepper, fine oak wood - still good!
    • Finish
      91 91
      Medium long, warm, fruity, little spicy, little woody, vanilla, honey, not drying


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