Overall rating
Single Malt
Alambic Classique (AC)
Bottling serie
Special Vintage Selection
Stated Age
25 years old
Oloroso Sherry
Number of bottles
59.3 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
06 May 2015 9:57 pm by Mischi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 167.66

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36 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1990 AC

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.53 points

  1. Gloin scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    An old classic sherry whisky with a lot of oak. He reminds me a lot of the Blair Athol vW Cask 6928. This whisky is not for people who can not cope with bitter oak notes. I like that a lot. However, the barrel is very dominant, the Brennereicharakter is nothing left, that prevents a real top rating.
    • Nose
      A classic Sherrynase, heavy, raisins, leather, wood, the alcohol tickles easily in the nose without disturbing, earth, really very classic, very ripe and old
    • Taste
      strong dry onset, astringent, slightly spicy, and then massive oak, dark chocolate, espresso, cocoa, some sweetness, raisins
    • Finish
      The finish is a bit gentler than the palate, but also dominates the oak, the dark chocolate remains long, black tea

  2. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is a malt with really rough edges, there is nothing pleasing to it
    the alcohol is great. even if I have tried it I recommend to leave the water here, which absolutely does not need it
    I do not know yet what I should think about this. The first time months ago it was boh that's not for me this is an old musty pig, now I'm not so sure anymore. The malt polarizes. You hate him or you love him. hmmmm where do I stand it is clear direction boah horny.
    • Nose
      tart, bitter, not too hard oak !, beautiful leather, earthy becomes more, nutty, plum, slightly tobacco
      with water: softer, oak (cedar)
    • Taste
      full and strong on the palate
      Oak, bitter continues, brown sugar, coffee / espresso, tobacco, musty
      with water: sulfur, bitter becomes stronger
    • Finish
      very long
      Sulfur, rotten, Eicher, oak
      with water: less sulfur and rotten eggs

  3. Sherrybomber scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

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

  4. MasterOfPuppets scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Blind I typed on a sherry whisky with 50% from the Speyside. With an alcohol content in this area, I never expected. After all, I could easily drink it pure. And despite the large oak cargo he has received, he was not bitter at all. A very successful whisky
    • Nose
      Sherry, Floral, Nutmeg, Red fruits, Walnut, Peach,
    • Taste
      Oak, carnation, red fruits, maggie, hay. Overall, very spicy
    • Finish
      Pretty long and spicy

  5. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Hey, what a fantastic nose! Fruity with fine leather makes your nose hungry for more. The taste of Glenrothes disappointed me a little, the bitter wood notes have a special charm and basically do not look unpleasant. An interesting and yet idiosyncratic drop. Tastes!
    • Nose
      Even when pouring pour fruity sherry aromas from the glass. Oily and tough, the streaks stick to the glass wall after being swiveled. Now dominate darker sherry aromas such as raisins and dates. A heavy leather aroma and a hint of tobacco rises from the fruit. Oranges or tangerines penetrate through the perfectly integrated alcohol. A wonderful oak aroma lies over the complete nose.
    • Taste
      Immediately, heavy oak beats on my tongues. It bizzles and tingles in the entire mouth area. For a moment fruity sweetness flashes before heavy oak aromas whitewash everything. After the first oak rush subsides, wet leather and cold tobacco emerge. The addition of a little water completes the taste, spicy wood and bitter espresso mingle. A subtle leather note and bitter wood flavors dominate the end of the taste.
    • Finish
      Bitter wood notes start the finish. The oak still exudes a bitter aroma. It creates a light and pleasant sharpness. Dark chocolate and espresso notes penetrate the bitter finish. At the very end of the finish a fine walnut flavor is created.

  6. kraeftigen scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Oh yes. Was a blind sample :)

  7. kraeftigen scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Great part. No one with sweetness and complacency convinced but with rough edges and beautiful sweetness but with a nice dose of spice goes along ...

    Maybe he is older than I think As it turned out Yes he is older :)

    Tasty Tasty Yummy 89 points

    Thank you, Gloin
    • Nose
      Very nice dark red and nice creamy sweet with fresh alcohol that does not bother. Everything was very round and fresh. I would give him over 50%. Well over 50%
    • Taste
      Yes Sire. That's about 55% .... but they do not bother you either! Wow, that's delicious. Not so cute. The sharpness of the alcohol combines with a nice bitter note that does not come on tap. I think that is not so old ....
    • Finish
      Long, strong, spicy sweetness and above all mouth-filling .. there one can eternally scratch with the tongue delicious flavors of the inner wall

      Great part. Nobody convinced with sweetness and complacency but with rough edges and beautiful sweetness but with a nice dose of spice ...

      Maybe he is older than I think

      Unfortunately I can not dissolve. Do not have WID

      Tasty Tasty Yummy 89 points

      Thank you, Gloin

  8. ragingbull scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Light sulfur, dry mouthfeel, brandy-like, rum-raisins, slightly bitter, some nuts, dark chocolate, ripe, dark oranges. Very good the good, better than his sister barrel from the year before. This one is not that extremely sulphurous.

  9. Wild Thing scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. Wild Thing scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    If he was not so dry he would get even more points from me.
    • Nose
      Very strong sherry notes, deep dark fruits like overripe plums and raisins. Chocolate and caramel with Demerara sugar. A slightly dry and slightly bitter aroma with some wood.
    • Taste
      Pretty good the dry ... Mon Cherie, strong and bitter bitter chocolate with rum raisins. Will be sweeter in the back. The typical Oloroso comes now too.
    • Finish
      Medium long but intensive. With espresso and dry, he goes there warming ...


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