- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Approved: 13.02.2002
- Added on
- 20 Oct 2015 5:13 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1979
12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.05 points
- 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.
Deep, woody, ripe bananas, plums, little vanilla
Very oily and smooth, oak wood, dark chocolate, dark fruits, little citrusy, more vanilla than on the nose
Medium long, warm, smooth
- Standard sherried, Glenrothes profile, which is a good one obviously:)
A good nose, sweet with it, a little orange and lemon.I also get some menthol/cough candy.
A simple profile on slightly bitter sherry notes. There is definitely some orange and chocolate.
- 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.
- 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 Issueol. 12#1)
- 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)