Overall rating
Single Malt
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Stated Age
27 years old
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
02 Dec 2016 11:43 am by schero
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 206.98

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35 × member ratings

44 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1989 MBl

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.42 points

  1. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very aromatic, warm with sherry, raisins, tickles the nose slightly, very sherry-heavy!
    • Taste
      Aromatic, sherry, light spice, intense, slightly tart wood notes, spices, hint of cognac, hint of spicy, dark chocolate, walnuts, trace of coffee, with slightly tart oak notes merging into the finish.
    • Finish
      tartly sweet, a little dark chocolate, walnuts, ends with light sherry notes and a hint of malty sweetness.

      delicious, a good one!

  2. Frank1972 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. robain scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    Probably a 2nd refill sherry butt due to the mild impact of sherry, its just notably in the background. not like the glenrothes 18yo sherry cask SV 55.2%

    I think this would be better CS.
    • Nose
      sherries, dark fruits, some leather in the background, pepper, dark chocolate and cocoa
    • Taste
      mmm very good dark fruits and sherry, second sip is better then the first.

      Its really elegant

      dark sherry, raisin, alcohol, oily, dark cooked fruits,
    • Finish
      dark fruits are taking over, medium long finish. Not to much.

  4. robain scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. DunklerRabe scored this whisky 70 points Expert Junior

    This one is a little bit difficult. In my opinion it was probably bottled beyond peak maturation and spent too much time in the cask. One for the fans of a slightly bigger oak impact.

    For me this is too much though. There is not enough sherry fruityness and sweetness to balance all the spicyness and bitterness. It is very light on the sherry side. So in this sense it is not very well balanced. 

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 78 points Moderator

    Too much leather and sulphur for my taste - unfortunately it seems that this can be seen more often with the Maltman bottlings from this timeframe and range

  7. schero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Mature and elegant is the Glenrothes . He spent 27 years in the Oloroso sherry barrel . Dark chocolate, cinnamon, spices and coffee notes set the tone here. Heavy and oily on the palate, it is certainly a very Christmas whisky.


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