Overall rating
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Stated Age
22 years old
Refill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
55.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
16 Nov 2012 7:37 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 116.16

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Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1989 SV

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.41 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    Wow, what a difference to the cask 24382 - same vintage etc. but totally different. I don't even mind the leathery notes as they are clean and really not related to any sulphur. Not bad
    • Nose
      Fresh, intense, sherry wood, whiffs of leather
    • Taste
      Punchy, new leather couch, subtle sweetness, woody notes, horse barn
    • Finish
      Long and burning, water helps

  3. recursiewhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This expression of Glenrothes by Signatory Vintage seems a bit more complex and soothing on the palate than the Glenrothes 1989 23 Year (cask #24382). The aromas and flavours are quite bold and bring a good depth to the game. With water it is less enjoyable for me as it accentuates the tannins and other bitter flavours and spoils the powerful balance this whisky has.
    All in all a powerful Glenrothes with good depth of flavour
    • Nose
      A powerful, fresh, sweet and rich whisky with aromas of licorice all-sorts, sherry, subtle sulphur, apple, pear, berries (blueberries, elderberries, bramble), Black Forest gâteau, dried fruits (figs, plums, raisins, apricots), subtle glue tone, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, sweet cloves, tangerines, orange, tea, brown sugar, subtle tobacco, new leather, earthy tones, vanilla, dark honey, almond paste, milk chocolate, fudge and spicy oak.
    • Taste
      A powerful, sweet, rich and spicy whisky with aromas of bitter dry sherry, tannins, sulphur, hint of rubber, dried fruits, (dates, figs, plums, raisins, apricots), earthy tones, dark honey, vanilla, milk chocolate, walnuts, baking spices (cinnamon, clove, ginger, nutmeg), mace, leather, bitter orange marmalade, cherries, hint of butter, subtle coffee, licorice root, hint of coconut and spicy oak.
    • Finish
      A long, bitter and dry finish with aromas of tannins, grapefruit, grape seeds, walnut, chocolate, mocha, black tea, subtle toffee and dry oak.

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. j j scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    full bodied glenrothes. everything that makes sherry great is in this dram.

    wunderful stuff.   

  6. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    blind tasting
    • Nose
      grains, sherry (Glendronach style), a bit sharp, earthy, fudge, chocolate and nuts
    • Taste
      nice sherry, bitter fruits, dried fruits and oat meal cookies
    • Finish
      some wood smoke, drying, orange, fudge and oaky

  7. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Strangely, this one seems smoother without water than with.
    • Nose
      Red berries, blueberry, cherry, fig, caramel, marzipan, orange, oak, gunpowder and honey.
    • Taste
      Mocha, red berries, caramel, orange, raisin, dark chocolate,raspberry and liquorice. Perhaps a little sulphur, but not too much.
    • Finish
      Toffee, mocha, orange, almond, oak and pepper.


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