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Overall rating
87.05/100
votes
21
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1979
Bottled
2004
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
Approved: 13.02.2002
Barcode
5010493022552
Added on
20 Oct 2015 5:13 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 509,00

4 × in wishlist

21 × member ratings

69 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1979

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.05 points

  1. Cubey666 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. ZwiJo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  3. ZwiJo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    A pretty balanced one, not overly woody, not overly fruity, not overly burning - there is a bit of everything but it is not too complex actually. Just nice and convenient and still typical Glenrothes.
    • Nose
      Deep, woody, ripe bananas, plums, little vanilla
    • Taste
      Very oily and smooth, oak wood, dark chocolate, dark fruits, little citrusy, more vanilla than on the nose
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm, smooth

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Standard sherried,  Glenrothes profile, which is a good one obviously:)
    • Nose
      A good nose, sweet with it, a little orange and lemon.I also get some menthol/cough candy.
    • Taste
      A simple profile on slightly bitter sherry notes. There is definitely some orange and chocolate.
    • Finish
      Medium length.

  8. boborban scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes Royal Miles

    Nose: Full and complex. Stewed apples, floor lino, caramelised brown sugar, perfume, white grapes, and aniseed.
    Taste: Custard, green fruits and a short dry finish.

    Overall: A complex nose deserved the high score it received, although some were disappointed by the length.

  9. boborban scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Malt Advocate

    90The Glenrothes (1979 Vintage, 43%)
    Amber color. Lush, rich aromas of rummy toffee, nuts, vanilla, with interwoven notes of glazed fruit. On the heavy side of medium in body, and silky. There are layers of sweetness on the palate (toffee, caramel, marzipan and dates), becoming nutty with a pleasing oak woodiness to balance the sweetness. Long, dryish finish with notes of spice and fruit.

    Style: Speyside single malt Scotch whisky. Availability: specialty retailers nationwide (imported by Skyy Spirits, 212/213-9777).

    This is my favorite of all the vintage releases from this distillery. It is rich, nicely balanced, with great depth of flavor.
    (1st Quarter 2003 Issueol. 12#1)

  10. boborban scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes whisky info Odor: very pleasant smell; Very fruity and rich in flavors. Taste: Very fruity, less than its predecessor. Orange and plum dry fruits slightly malty Conclusion: Super almost a dream material ********* (8.25 out of 10)

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