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Glenrothes Vintage Reserve

Overall rating
79.37/100
votes
88
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2014
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010493037686
Added on
13 Oct 2014 1:57 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 39.28

10 × in wishlist

88 × member ratings

239 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes Vintage Reserve

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.37 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Flawless, but far from exciting mal. But hey, it is their entry level malt for little money. So yes, this is bang for your buck, even though it is not a top malt.
    • Nose
      The nose is soft on mostly citrus fruit and vanilla with a good helping of honey. Some red berries in the background. It can use some time to breath. Then it also offers some pepper and toffee.
    • Taste
      It is very creamy – a pleasant surprise – and soft. The red berries turn blue on the palate, while the citrus and vanilla remain in the lead. Some nuts appear. This is a step up from the Select Reserve, which I found to be a real lightweight. This one has more going for it.
    • Finish
      The finish is very short, unfortunately, and it turns a bit bitter at the death.

  2. ctu scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Value for money is good, but it's not a premium stuff.
    • Nose
      79 79
      Citruses, honey, toffee, vanilla and forest fruits. A bit of sulfuric gum?
    • Taste
      80 80
      Light, but powerful and creamy. Waxy apple peel, currant, hazelnut, pepper and oak.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Medium, sour length.

  3. The Macallan scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. Captain68 scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. schengel10 scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    A pleasant single malt, ideal for beginners!

    [Color gold;
    • Nose
      full citrus fruit, vanilla, malt;
    • Taste
      first weak development, fruits (berries, sultanas), honey, dry sherry, woody, spice (pepper); no off-flavors;
    • Finish
      short finish, dry off;

  6. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Solid thing, ~ 35 € go OK, but had better NAS Glenrothes the lower price range.
    • Nose
      First quite lemony, it takes a while, until it fades away ... then very dry, a little bit of honey, a touch of fresh bread ... and newsprint ... a little sweeter, more caramelized over time
    • Taste
      for 40% it is good peppery and fiery on the tongue, plus toffee, nut nougat cream, a bit dry-woody, but not bitter
    • Finish
      medium long, not quite as peppery as expected, nut, slightly burnt-bitter

  7. alectron scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Single dram, blind
    • Nose
      estery, tinned fruit, honey (80)
    • Taste
      thin, estery, pear drops, cardboard, (79)
    • Finish
      more pear drops, malty,  (81)

  8. Andytka3 scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    Nose:-
    First up a touch of young and fiery new make spirit. Light sulphury
    like rubber (mistakenly thought was peat at first). Have it with some
    water to bring out the citrus and caramel note. Strange enough to catch
    feint of pandan and toasted pepper bouquet there too. This dram need
    some breathing time.

    Palate:- Bits of sulphur and fire there, but quick masked by gentle sweet and citrus fruitiness.

    Finish:- Slight heat and dry. Medium length. Sweet and quite chewy.
    Ok for quality/price ratio. Cant be too demanding.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. Amsterdam did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Whisky Tasting: Glenrothes Vintage Reserve https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uwx1ZdEkg2I

  10. ZwiJo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

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