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Overall rating
93.74/100
votes
25
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Duncan Taylor (DT)
Bottling serie
Men O'Quaich Collection
Vintage
07.1969
Bottled
12.2011
Stated Age
42 years old
Casktype
Fresh Sherry Octave Finish
Casknumber
498841
Number of bottles
65
Strength
44.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
28 Mar 2012 10:36 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 330.00

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25 × member ratings

17 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1969 DT

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.74 points

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    very fruity, dried fruits, sherry, toffee, demerara sugar, tobacco, orange zest, great

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Moderator

    Very fresh and vivid for the age, flawless sherry cask, not overpowered but balanced, lots of spices, pretty complex, excellent bottling - fantastic!

    Head to head to the 1966 #1438 it is still good but cannot complete on the same level - thus, for me the 1966 #1438 remains the best Glenrothes ever.
    • Nose
      94 94
      Intense, truck loads of dried fruits, plums, dates, figs, prune, hints of raisins, xmas spice, nutmeg, tobacco, molasses, old sherry wood, acacia honey, brown sugar, hints of beef stock, whiffs of old books - great!
    • Taste
      95 95
      Punchy, very oily, creamy, liquorice, good sweetness, more dried fruits, more spices, cloves, nutmeg, pepper, gingerbread, hints of vanilla, acacia honey, sherry wood, toffee - excellent!
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, warm, spicy, more toffee, more sherry wood, more dried fruits, still enough sweetness, little tannic, but not drying

  3. vlad78 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    So, I prefer long aging in a Bourbon barrel, because a sherry casks can have a strong effect on the drink, which becomes excessive, rough, dominant. How many such disappointments there were! However, this whisky showed all the delicacy of sherry cask. Calm, confident in its merits, soft and elegant. The main gentleman!
    Nose. Delicious, playing with tones of prunes, dried fruits and candied fruits, the aroma of fresh tea, autumn leaves in the forest. Flawless.
    Taste. Marshmallows, marmalade, dried fruit compote, dry jelly and Christmas cake. I don't even want to part with it and swallow it. Very rounded and full-bodied drink.
    Aftertaste. Bright, sweet, long-lasting and silky aftertaste.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Delicious, playing with tones of prunes, dried fruits and candied fruits, the aroma of fresh tea, autumn leaves in the forest. Flawless.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Marshmallows, marmalade, dried fruit compote, dry jelly and Christmas cake. I don't even want to part with it and swallow it. Very rounded and full-bodied drink.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Bright, sweet, long-lasting and silky aftertaste.

  4. pavel whiskytractor scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    I think this is the best Glenrothes I've ever tasted...

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