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Overall rating
89.11/100
votes
65
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 1:13 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 225,00

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Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1989 SV

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.11 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    good feeling, good aromas, sherry on the lookout!
    • Nose
      caramel, spices, ripe fruit on grapes, blueberry, well cooked
      well-placed wood and some glue with a kernel of crushed almond, fresh!
    • Taste
      wood, leather, mildew, peppery spices, ripe fruits, some on red fruits, some Spanish melon, sherry with dust, it's very nice!
      return of wet, soggy wood, soaked with fruit.
    • Finish
      length of the same aroma!

  2. Daan Tje scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Fine, vinous, leather, peppered nose. With water, toffee and strawberries! Magnificent. In the mouth, big presence, sherry, spices. Less greedy than expected, rather a style of dry sherry. Fleshy texture. With water, sweetness is put in the spotlight, with this honeyed side! Small notes of coffee. Long enough final where all the maturity of the dram is revealed with ripe fruit but also a little dry, much softer with a little water. A beautiful sherry that surprised me by not playing the card "100% gluttony".

    Enthusiasm 4/5

  4. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. fgg scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful rich whisky with a very interesting nose.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. fgg scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet, very rich scent of forest fruits. I even think I can see a strawberry. Spicy, nutmeg, some cinnamon, a hint of ginger. Yet to recognize some tropical fruit: melon, something citrus. Toffee, burned sugar, caramel.
    • Taste
      A bitter, dark fruit taste. What mint. Spicy, pepper, nutmeg. Chocolate. Gradually the sweet forest fruits come through.
    • Finish
      Bitter-sweet finish. Long.

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

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

  9. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

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