Glenrothes 1981

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Approved: 22.10.98
Added on
22 sep 2008 10:02 pm

Average value

€ 381.15

8 × in wishlist

6 × member ratings

22 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glenrothes 1981

4 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.00 points.

  1. mmaclean scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Love this version, one of my favorites besides the John Ramsey on special occasions.
    • Nose
      wonderful, peaches, apricot, honey, vanilla, cinnamon
    • Taste
      more honey, vanilla, fresh ripe fruits, cinnamon
    • Finish
      long finish, well balanced, more honey and vanilla. A classic Glenrothes

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  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Dark fruits, citrus, toffee, vanilla, honey, the alcohol feels a bit unbalanced still very drinkable.

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Photo Moderator

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

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Photo Moderator

    Glenrothes with a maritime note - not bad!
    • Nose
      Fruity, but at second sight more into melon, peaches, vanilla sugar, spices, some seabreeze
    • Taste
      Oily, creamy, now more on citrus fruits, grapefruits, grapes, indeed cinnamon, spices, peppery, salty, some seaweed
    • Finish
      Medium long, still a bit salty

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Photo Moderator

    It definitely has the typical fruity, lemon, oranges and honey notes of a typical Glenrothes but more on the nose. On the palate there is also something salty and almost seaweedy that reminds me on an old style maritime Bunnahabhain. I like this one.

  7. mmaclean scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The nose was nice with vanilla and cinnamon, the taste was great and well balanced, body wonderful more cinnamon and fresh fruit. Finish is amazing I can still taste it after about 15 min ago, price is right at 280 for this vintage and rare expression. The Presentation is the old style tube much like the old version, not the clear tube but the short paper style ones. Inside this one is in Austrian because I guess as the story goes is who they were made for, go figure, Matt
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. mmaclean scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This I did check out and ended up flying there to get the bottles myself. The laws in Canada are not like the USA and they prohibit any exporting of liquor. Thanks to hsmithjr I was able to contact this place and have them hold 2 bottles for me until I was able to arrive. Thanks for the insight hsmithjr and for keeping a look out. I have appreciated it just like all that have benefited in the base. Matt

  9. hsmithjr did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Check this out, Glenrothes lovers!


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