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Overall rating
89.17/100
votes
49
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
31.12.1989
Bottled
11.07.2013
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
24382
Number of bottles
651
Strength
53.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
23 Sep 2013 1:19 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 225,00

49 × member ratings

Level Username Rating
Newbie mondazed
98
Member Junior Zoller Genusskultur
97
Member Senior swisshank
95
Expert Junior Joco1974
94
Expert Senior sportingboy
92
Expert Senior didi1893
91
Connoisseur Daan Tje
91
Connoisseur Hvdree
91
Member Senior demosys61
91
Expert Senior Tobi2100
91
Member Senior Niedle
90
Expert Senior AH Whiskyvitrine
90
Expert Senior jmelm
90
Connoisseur squaadgras
90
Expert Junior rwillemze
90
Expert Senior WantsWhisky
90
Expert Senior fgg
90
Specialist KayMeertens
90
Expert Senior ovanpuyvelde
90
Member Junior bluetiger99
90
Expert Senior Corso_theRed
90
Expert Junior brocken
90
Moderator dram-drinker
90
Expert Junior Jack Marinello
89
Expert Senior Schollus
89
Expert Senior captain Islay
89
Expert Junior Unifasdor
89
Connoisseur Erik Elixer
89
Expert Senior WhiskyFan2112
89
Expert Senior ZwiJo
88
Expert Senior Zinni
88
Connoisseur MaltMartin
88
Expert Senior erikb
88
Expert Junior Holmstrom
88
Expert Senior aby
88
Member Senior steve_pinkcity
88
Member Senior Ducemm
88
Connoisseur Bishlouk
88
Expert Senior Tottenham
87
Expert Senior Maltburger
87
Expert Junior Nopax
87
Expert Junior DalaDanne
87
Connoisseur JacobaEd
87
Expert Senior Heimbach
87
Member Senior Whiskywobbler
86
Member Senior Stray
86
Expert Junior Burgess77
85
Expert Senior Dhugal MacArdry
83
Expert Senior RL_whisky
80

53 × in collection

Level Username Collection
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1
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Expert Senior beleduardo
1
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Expert Senior betsoin
1
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Member Junior bluetiger99
1
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Member Senior Daimon
1
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Member Senior Danielito
1
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1
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Expert Senior didi1893
1
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Member Junior Dookiy
1
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Moderator dram-drinker
1
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Member Senior duerigs
1
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Expert Senior EJS
1
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Member Junior fouwarch
1
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1
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Expert Junior Gortheryn
1
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Expert Junior greg_0277
1
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Connoisseur Hvdree
1
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Connoisseur JacobaEd
1
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Expert Senior joho
1
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Specialist KayMeertens
1
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Member Senior kuli1
1
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Expert Senior Liberezlatourbe
1
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Expert Senior metropolis13
1
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Newbie mondazed
1
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Member Senior Niedle
1
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Expert Junior Nopax
1
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Member Senior schema70
1
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Expert Senior Schollus
1
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Member Senior scotch1999
1
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Expert Junior skeuma
1
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Expert Senior Slamme
1
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Expert Senior sportingboy
2
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Member Senior T unfiltered
1
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Member Senior Thomas68
1
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Member Senior Timmp13
1
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Member Junior tipierre
1
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Expert Senior Tobi2100
1
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Member Senior Turech
1
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Member Senior Venantius
1
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Member Junior WhiskyBabbler
1
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Expert Senior Wild Thing
2
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Member Senior Wolfie62
1
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Member Senior Yvton
1
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1
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Hidden user
1
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1
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Hidden user
1
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Hidden user
1
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2
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Hidden user
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Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1
Category Rating
Nose
23
Taste
23
Finish
23
Balance
23

Tastingtags

17 Notes

fgg
Expert Senior fgg Review note
31 May 2018 9:25 pm
fgg gave this whisky 90 points

Mooie rijke whisky met een hele interessante neus.

Weighted Rate
89.7
Nose
93
Initial taste
87
Body
89
Finish
90
Price
87
Presentation
92
My Collection
fgg
Expert Senior fgg Tasting note
31 May 2018 9:24 pm
fgg gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Auburn
Nose

Zoete, zeer rijke geur van bosvruchten. Ik meen zelfs een aardbei te ontwaren. Kruidig, nootmuskaat, wat kaneel, vleugje gember. Toch wat tropisch fruit te herkennen: meloen, iets citrus. Toffee, gebrande suiker, caramel. 

Taste

Een bittere, donkere fruitsmaak. Wat mint. Kruidig, peper, nootmuskaat. Chocola. Geleidelijk komen de zoete bosvruchten er door.

Finish

Bitter-zoete finish. Lang. 

Comments
My Collection
dram-drinker
Moderator dram-drinker Review note
02 Nov 2017 10:00 pm
dram-drinker gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90
Nose
92
Initial taste
89
Body
90
Finish
89
Price
89
Presentation
91
dram-drinker
Moderator dram-drinker Tasting note
02 Nov 2017 10:00 pm
dram-drinker gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Auburn
Nose

Fresh, citric, oranges, hints of dried fruits too - not bad

Taste

Oily, fruity, cooked oranges, spices, pepper, nutmeg, nougat, toffee - water welcome

Finish

Long and warm, more nutty, hints of butterscotch

Comments

A typical Glenrothes from the 80s and still with my preferred way (not too much butterscotch like from the 90s)

Daan Tje
Connoisseur Daan Tje Review note
22 Aug 2017 2:14 am
Daan Tje gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
91
Nose
91
Initial taste
91
Body
91
Finish
91
Price
91
Presentation
91
My Collection
JacobaEd
Connoisseur JacobaEd Review note
03 Aug 2017 10:37 pm
JacobaEd gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.6
Nose
91
Initial taste
86
Body
86
Finish
85
Price
84
Presentation
86
My Collection
Whiskywobbler
Member Senior Whiskywobbler Review note
18 Jun 2017 5:26 pm
Whiskywobbler gave this whisky 86 points

I must say the undiluted spirit was a bit tight with too much influence of the sherry wood. However, water performed miracles, and turned it into a nice and complex oloroso sherry-matured whisky.

Weighted Rate
86.4
Nose
87
Initial taste
86
Body
88
Finish
87
Price
80
Presentation
88
lachaineduwhisky
Expert Senior lachaineduwhisky Note
05 Mar 2017 12:20 pm

Fin, vineux, cuir, limite poivré au nez. Avec de l'eau, du toffee et des fraises ! Magnifique. En bouche, grosse présence, sherry, épices. Moins gourmand qu'attendu, plutôt un style de sherry sec. Texture charnue. Avec de l'eau, la douceur est mise à l'honneur, avec ce côté mielleux ! Des petites notes de café. Finale assez longue où toute la maturité du dram se révèle avec des fruits mûrs mais aussi un peu sèche, beaucoup plus douce avec un peu d'eau. Un très beau sherry qui m'a surpris en ne jouant pas la carte "100% gourmandise".

Enthousiasme 4/5

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didi1893
Expert Senior didi1893 Tasting note
28 Jan 2017 2:24 pm
didi1893 gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Auburn
Nose

Blindverkostung: Intensives und kräftiges Bernstein schimmert aus dem Glas. ein rostiger, rötlicher Glanz lässt das Sample strahlen. Nach dem Einschenken verströmt die Nase ein intensives Sherryaroma. Vollmilchschokolade vermischt sich mit fruchtigen, leicht säuerlichen Beeren. Eine dezente Ledernote durchzieht das fruchtige Aroma. Langsam wandeln sich die Beeren in überreife Früchte. Ein Hauch von frischem Holz steigt aus der Frucht, ich kann mich an der fruchtigen Nase nicht satt riechen. Jetzt steigen plötzlich Aprikosen und Orangen aus der feinen Holznote. Pflaumen und Datteln enden in einem süßen Fruchtkompott.

Taste

Dunkle Schokolade und gemahlene Espressobohnen verteilen sich auf der Zunge und im Mundbereich, angenehme Schärfe entsteht. Wieder sind dunkle Früchte sehr präsent, hölzerne Schärfe verströmt eine mollige Wärme mit würzigem Holzgeschmack. Eine dezente Ledernote vermengt sich mit einem Hauch trockener und alter Tabakblätter. Eine nussige Note entsteht.

Finish

Dunkle Schokolade, Espresso und eine leichte Ledernote starten den Abgang. Lange verströmt der Abgang eine würzige Holznote aus der immer wieder dunkle Beeren blitzen. Wieder dieses nussige Aroma, langsam wird der Abgang fahl und schal. Das alte Walnussaroma bleibt lange auf der Zunge haften, bis eine feine Leder- und Tabaknote den Abgang langsam beendet.

Comments

Eine tolle Sherrybombe! Alle Komponenten wie Leder, Tabak, dunkle Früchte, würziges Holz, Schokolade und Espresso sind vorhanden und machen dieses Blindsample zu einem Geschmackserlebnis. Ein toller Whisky, gefällt mir sehr gut!

☆☆☆ Fassstarker Typ ☆ Es ist ein langer Weg zum Whisky-Experten - aber es ist eine schöne Zeit bis dahin! ☆ Fassstarker Typ ☆☆☆
recursiewhisky
Expert Senior recursiewhisky Tasting note
24 Jan 2017 5:24 am
Color
Amber
Nose

A powerful, spicy, rich and full whisky with aromas of lush sherry, dried fruits (dates, figs, prunes, raisins, apricots), brown sugar, dark honey, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, sweet cloves, cigar tobacco, caramel, sticky toffee pudding, toffee, butterscotch, milk chocolate, cherry jam, candied lemon, orange liquor, old books, damp cellar, earthy tones, lemon zest and spicy oak.

Taste

A creamy, powerful, sweet and full whisky with aromas of sweet sherry, butter, caramel, brown sugar, dried fruits (dates, figs, prunes, raisins, apricots), tannins, bitter chocolate, grapefruit, bitter orange marmalade, Christmas pudding, marmite, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, cumin, toffee, pepper, chili, double cream, espresso, hint of creme de cassis and creamy oak.

Finish

A long, bitter and drying finish with aromas of tannins, grape seeds, grapefruit peels, bitter orange, dried fruits, brown sugar, burned caramel, milk chocolate and spicy oak.

Comments

Yet another lovely Glenrothes expression. Despite the obvious power and tannins it is actually quite creamy on the palate and full of flavour. It needs some time in your glass to fully open up and some water gives it some more freshness but at the same time makes it dryer on the palate.
All in all a lovely & powerful Glenrothes.

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