Glenrothes 1971

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
42.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
approved 17.03.2003
Added on
18 nov 2007 1:33 pm

Average value

€ 447.80

21 × in wishlist

17 × member ratings

25 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glenrothes 1971

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.33 points.

  1. mika417 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Sherry woody with nectar and tanned leather Soft and sweet malt scent of souffle-like bechamel sauce at the back of the sherry
    Lack of power with a weak body, but it spreads finely with a very smooth texture and penetrates the body Cranberry and Grenadine fruit tea Lightly Sherry Woody adds tannins and astringency to existing elements
    Elegant and gentle sherry woodiness A fragrant herb-based bitter taste and flavor, all giving a light and warmth
    Is it a good sherry but not a light body to drink? Rather than lacking in power, there is a touch that soaks gently because it is this body

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful sherry, dark fruits, tobacco, leather , chocolate orange, coffee, mocha, figs, excellent

  3. dram-drinker scored this whisky 94 points Photo Moderator

    An excellent sherry cask, very well matured and balanced, really old style and dangerously drinkable and enjoyable- fantastic!
    Head to head with the 1971 restricted release the restricted release is a bit more fruity, but more into cooked fruits, while this is going more into dried fruits and deeper sherry wood.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Dried fruits, dates, figs, lots of toffee, old wooden cabinet, nutmeg, milk chocolate, pipe tobacco, more spices, even some herbal hints - great!
    • Taste
      95 95
      Oily, creamy, good sweetness, more dried fruits, plums, prunes, spices, more nutmeg, fine sherry wood, coffee, more dark chocolate, little liquorice - excellent!
    • Finish
      94 94
      Long, warm, more punchy, still good balance of fruitiness, sweetnees and sherry wood, really not drying, more toffee - very good!

  4. boborban scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes whisky info Smell: A great "Schnelstk"; Can you smell the whole evening and you always discover something new. From the smell barely distinguishable from the 99er. Taste: Like the '99s, but not quite as rich. Amazing this little difference. Conclusion: Super yummy, almost a dream material ******** (8.5 out of 10)


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