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Glenrothes 1985

Overall rating
86.51/100
votes
117
Whiskybase ID
WB611
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
21.07.1985
Bottled
31.05.2005
Calculated age
19 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
100 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Approved: 31.05.05
Barcode
5010493023948
Added on
27 oct 2007 2:46 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 312.00

12 × in wishlist

117 × member ratings

369 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1985

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.51 points

  1. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 89 points Photo Moderator

    Great value back in the day when it was only $70cnd.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Vanilla, light coffee, light fruits, with a hint of chocolate.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Vanilla, coffee, soft fruits, light chocolate, toffy.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium long

  2. ailean scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Vanilla, toffee, cooked fruits, oak, honey, very pleasant

  4. MrYens scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  5. Arquebus did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    see Whisky Fun 6/11/2006 for full review
    88points

  6. Whisky-steingartenm. scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Nose: A good sherry note, gradually in sweet vanilla, dark chocolate, ripe fruit. 
    Taste: I love these oily creamy properties on the 20 year old Whisky, I always
    look forward to it :-) Malts and oranges are in the front, also a woody
    taste makes itself felt and a part of soft spices.

    A long finish, again spicy with gentle bitterness. Very nice Glenrothes, very pleasant to drink with the typical
    Glenrothes taste, it fits well to After Dinner, as I find a classic
    winter dram.

  7. ZwiJo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Photo Moderator

    A little less citrus fruits and less vanilla than usual for Glenrothes but more dried fruits and oaky notes - really good!
    • Nose
      Rich, complex, sherry note, fruity, citrusy, raisins, little toffee, ripe fruits
    • Taste
      Oily, creamy, smooth, malty, cooked oranges, woody
    • Finish
      Medium long, rather dry finish

  10. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Photo Moderator

    Well balanced - a bit of oak wood, a bit of sherry, a bit fruity but rather dry. Just a solid Glenrothes.

  11. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  12. granella2003 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    The nose is rich and warm. Crisp, toasted cereal notes with juicy

    barley sweetness. A touch of melted butter with juicy mixed peels and raisins

    with a hint of salinity. The palate is full and unctuous. Notes of barley sugar

    and malt extract with vanilla spice and the most chewy of toasted sumptuous oak.

    A hint of toffee sweetness with fudge. The finish is warm with dry oak.

  13. Willie JJ scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A beautifully aged spicy dram.
    • Nose
      There's a real sense of age on this at first nosing, but then it settles, bringing cocoa, vanilla, dusty oak and faint vinegar.
    • Taste
      More oak and cocoa with gradual arrival of soft spices.
    • Finish
      The spice is overt now, tingling and delicious with yet more cocoa at the end.

  14. Furtia scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      83 83

  15. mmaclean scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    What I like about this 20 year old in my book, to some and may be 19 years and some months, this is because there is no specific Bottling date to determine actual age of whisky in cask. However it is very balanced very smooth, love the sherry and citrus followed by a fantastic finish.

  16. hsmithjr scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Nice indeed!
    • Nose
      Sweet.  Cereal grains.  Raisins, then citrus.  Biscuits.  Wet matches.
    • Taste
      Malty and sweet.  Vanilla.  Werther's Originals. Cocoa.  Dried fruits. Some sulpher comes late. 
    • Finish
      Medium and drying.  Fruit, then oak.

  17. MacMenM did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very nice glenrothes, very enjoyable like most of the glenrothes range
    • Nose
      rich and sweet vanilla, evolving in coffeetones and chocolate, well balanced dryness in time
    • Taste
      rich on toffee, overripe raisins, a bit musty, complex with honey and spicy notes
    • Finish
      long, spicy, some bitterness (tannine) satisfying long finish

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