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Overall rating
88.42/100
votes
21
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Vintage
1990
Bottled
10.2008
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
610
Strength
56.9 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
06 Dec 2008 4:48 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99,00

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21 × member ratings

22 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1990 CA

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.42 points

  1. Falnor scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A big sherried whisky. The cask dominates the whisky, but the malt can take it's effect. Lot's of dried fruits, cacao, spices and stuff like figs and nuts.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Cubey666 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Tasted it at the first Whiskybase Gathering in Rotterdam (26 November 2016).

    Nose: Fruitiness of the sherry casks leads the way. think of stewed concentrated fruits, syrup for pancakes.

    Taste: more meaty than in the nose, with some furniture wax, meat stock and bouillon and leather and a hint of sulphur.
    Finish: long and think, a bit of a metallic astringent sulphur taste, with a thick pancake syrup on the tongue. 
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Whiskywobbler did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Strong influence of the Pedro Ximinez cask with lots of dried fruits, old varnish wood, and old leather. But.. also very rubbery with lots of sulphur (personal experience). So impossible for me to give it a (good) score.

  4. Daan Tje scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. ZwiJo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    WITH WATER

    Nose - Figs, stewed plums etc etc.

    Palte - Much better now but its still bitter with the woody notes. Still has bitter chocolate and coffee.

    Finish - medium length.

    I suppose I am not a sherry head but this was in the cask too long. It must have been a very active cask as the woodiness swamps it which at 18 years suprises me a little.
    This is much better with water but not really my sort of whis.
    • Nose
      Smells like weak turps mixed in with rich sherry, forrest fruits, mocha, chocolate, coffee. After 5 minutes it does improve.
    • Taste
      Considering its only 18 years old it is very woody and I gets black cherries. dark bitter chocolate.
    • Finish
      Medium length on chocolate with faint hints of orange and other fruits.

  8. autowatch092 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Very intense, dried fruits, minimally sour
    Palate: Strong sherry, dried apricots, dates, noticeable wood notes
    Finish: Very long and spicy, the dates stay long…
    Overall: Almost like the big brother of the Blair Athol Dark Sherry. They take the same direction, but due to its higher age, there is more wood influence and complexity. Just a drop can keep you busy for minutes.

    http://www.dramming.com/2009/07/24/glenrothes-1990-18-yo/

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Bishlouk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Un excellent sherry bomb !
    • Nose
      Nez puissant, particulièrement imprégné par la patte sherry. Bois, fruits à coque, fruits secs, pain d'épice, chocolat et moka.
    • Taste
      Ca continue sur le sherry bomb. Chaleur, épices de Noël, fruits sec, chocolat, noisette, prune noire légèrement amère.
    • Finish
      La chaleur épicées perdure, légère sécheresse boisée.

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