- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Elixir Distillers (ElD)
- Bottling serie
- The Single Malts of Scotland
- Stated Age
- 26 years old
- Bourbon Barrel
- Number of bottles
- 44.5 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 08 Aug 2017 11:41 am by holborndrinker
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Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1990 ElD
4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 points
- Classic spicy and barley-driven Rothes with the typical spirit sulphur lending extra depth.
Barley, yeast, sourdough, fennel, liquorice, windfall apples, a whiff of musty champagne.
Apple crumble, pear cider, cigar tobacco (as an aroma, not a flavor), dunnage / damp cellar, and indeed again this association with champagne in the end with a slight fizziness.
Initially very nice and dusty/musty, but then a bit more acidic and fresh than I'd like in this age bracket. Pretty short.
- In the same direction as the Ben Nevis before, very sweet and fruity with sweetened apples and kaiserschmarrn with powdered sugar. Raisins and brown sugar. Smells like a refill sherry Glenrothes, but just none ?! Then it must be due to the character of the distillery? In the nose soft according to age, in the mouth then with strong green apples and a little more alk and pepper. Vanilla and oak are added, slightly bitter and bitter. In addition, an almost artificial sweetness. Like sweeteners. Some grass and more wood and oak. Now a bourbon barrel.
The finish is long with light pepper, a lot of tart and slightly bitter oak and still apple and vanilla.
Very tasty N-92, T-88, F-87 for totally good 89 points
N: No sherry monster here.
T: This bourbon Rothes has plenty of those raisins I often associate with its sherry casks, so that distillery character must also be from the distillate rather than sole reliance on casks - right?
F: Perfectly pianissimo.
C: Worth trying bourbon-cask Dalmore too, for an understanding of what’s spirit and what’s cask.Scores a B[+]