Glenrothes 1990 CA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead's (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Stated Age
15 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
59.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
17 jul 2008 12:29 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.95

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Whisky reviews for Glenrothes 1990 CA

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.95 points.

  1. Willie JJ scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    I suspect that some will love this. I prefer clean casks and so this loses points from me. A pity, because without the sulphur it could have been great.
    • Nose
      Bitter chocolate, raisins, hot sand, carbide and turnips. Definite signs of sulphur.
    • Taste
      A flash of super whisky before the sulphur kicks in and crushes it beneath cordite and spent matches. This is the kind of sulphur that seems to appeal to some folk.
    • Finish
      High temperature and a bit harsh with more spent matches.

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  3. Allandale scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    This is not my Cadenhead.
    • Nose
      Dry fruit, ,raisins and pure chocolate, some signs of sulphur.
    • Taste
      A bottle of good whisky: the sulphur kicks in. also burned matches, notes of cordite, it all dominate the rest.
    • Finish
      Dry aftertaste, again high warmth, the sulphur, stays with the matches.

  4. Rom scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Ripe nose, lots of milk chocolate and wood, a very light veil of burnt rubber in the bottom. The alcoholic power of the mouth is phenomenal, chocolate, vanilla. The middle and the long finish bring the wood with pepper and sweet spices. An old school dram and manly good in Cadenhead style.

  5. sengaia scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

    A shame about the sulphur, there is good whisky hiding underneath


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