Glenrothes 1996 Wy

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Wemyss Malts (Wy)
Bottling serie
Toasted Anise
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
22 jan 2016 9:53 pm by Gonathras
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 101.21

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26 × member ratings

32 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glenrothes 1996 Wy

5 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.71 points.

  1. recursiewhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Yet, again a nice expression of Glenrothes. This is quite subtle (maybe even uninteresting) on the nose but on the palate this is lovely, rich and oily. Again this dram needs quite some time to open up and a wee drop of water might help you here.
    All in all a light but interesting Glenrothes.
    • Nose
      A savory, herbal and sweet whisky with aromas of rubber (bicycle tires), glue, red wine, fennel, anise, cumin, copper, ginger, white pepper, grapefruit, malt, grains, honey, berries, macarons, caramel, vanilla, pears, floral tones, hint of apples and a whiff of oak.
    • Taste
      A spicy, sweet and powerful whisky with aromas of white pepper, ginger, anise, fennel, honey, icing sugar, grape seeds, apple, pear, nectarines, berries, tannins, bayleaf, subtle licorice, ghee, olive oil, grass, vanilla and a hint of oak. 
    • Finish
      A medium and dry finish with aromas of tannins, walnut, grape seed, honey, fennel seeds, bitter almond, hint of mint and a hint of oak.

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  3. cloudyweedram scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Looking at kid running joyfully in the garden!
    • Nose
      84 84
      The aroma feels thick, like a blanket. It's rich in both stewed and fresh pear and fruity crispy chewing gum. There is also porridge and foam of lukewarm ale. There is crane sugar, pollen and ground glove when it's more open up. Orange juice concentrate and fruit gums added some dimension. The 46% ABV means one could inhale deeply to indulge in the aromas, but we always tend to think a few percentage points more may give the whole thing a good push, no? I found the nose young, energetic, joyful and fairly lovely. Like seeing your kids running happily in the garden!
    • Taste
      82 82
      It gives everything one expects from a bourbon matured whisky, yet nothing particularly it is very easy going yet a little bland compare with the nose. The little milk chocolate and macadamia nuts gained back up a few points. The mouthfeel is a little dry.
    • Finish
      80 80
      A little papery, cardboard aftertaste lingered at the sides of the back of the tongue, saffron appeared at top of throat. There's also the unavoidable, not so pleasant bitterness and plastic resin that I found quite common in bourbon matured, younger whiskies.

  4. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Very tasty combination of fruit, spice and this anise, nice!
    • Nose
      Directly clear aniseed ginger notes, green fruits, laundry room, honey, angelica
    • Taste
      First apple pie, ginger drops, nutmeg, lemongrass, gentle oak, some anesthetic, tea, very pleasing and yet peculiar, a little pear later, fennel
    • Finish
      Short to medium length, pear, citrus and some dryness

  5. Opeth83 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      White fruit (apples, pears), vanilla, honey, fresh, sweet
    • Taste
      White fruit (apples, pears), vanilla, honey, fresh, sweet
    • Finish
      Medium long, fresh, fruity


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