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Glenrothes 1969 MI

Overall rating
92.24/100
votes
19
Whiskybase ID
WB98869
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Moon-Import (MI)
Bottling serie
Dreams - Mongiardino
Vintage
1969
Bottled
1999
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Sherry Wood
Number of bottles
414
Strength
45.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Market
it Italy
Added on
25 jul 2017 10:33 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 3570.00

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19 × member ratings

13 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1969 MI

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.24 points

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

    Actually it improved quite a lot since I opened the bottle. At first it tasted much drier and has got now a much better sweetness to compete with the oak wood that the bitterness doesn't come up.

    This makes 2 points more. Now it's a really great Glenrothes.
    • Nose
      Heavy sherry wood, toffee, little sweetness, honey, dark chocolate, plums, dark fruits, very little old books
    • Taste
      Mellow, liquorice, heavy sherry notes, pretty oaky, not that sweet - just a little, some dark fruits, again dark chocolate, some expresso coffee, a bit peppery
    • Finish
      Long and spicy

  2. SimonOHA scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Incredible cask, superb reduction, nothing to complain about, it's a magnificent sherry, elegant to boot. I had a truly magical time.
    • Nose
      Superb nose on fresh wood glue that goes far up the nose, powerful for a reduction. The wood is there, dense but very aromatic, on cedar and oak. Concentrated dried fruits. Grilled coffee, caramelized walnut husk.
    • Taste
      Incredibly good palate instantly. Already, the alcohol is perfect, it looks like a 45% cask strength rather than a reduction, all the aromas are exuberant without the alcohol pushing them artificially.
      Noble wood that gives way to a cream of dried figs and prunes, all seasoned with cinnamon and caramel. A few very ripe tropical fruits (banana, mango, melon) boiled in coffee syrup. Liquorice on the finish.
    • Finish
      Warm finish, chocolate dried fruits. Macadamia nuts. Buttered brioche.

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful sherry, dark fruits figs plums dates toffee on the nose, honey dark sugar more dark fruits on the palace, nice and long finish, a great one!

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

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94

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