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Overall rating
88.00/100
votes
17
Whiskybase ID
WB99293
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Vintage
12.11.1990
Bottled
27.03.2017
Stated Age
26 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
35481
Number of bottles
151
Strength
44.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060188989677
Added on
08 Aug 2017 11:41 am by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 165.11

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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

  1. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Classic spicy and barley-driven Rothes with the typical spirit sulphur lending extra depth.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Barley, yeast, sourdough, fennel, liquorice, windfall apples, a whiff of musty champagne.
    • Taste
      88 88
      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.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Initially very nice and dusty/musty, but then a bit more acidic and fresh than I'd like in this age bracket. Pretty short.

  3. aspa scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/11/12/twe-show-2017-trade-day-part-1/

    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[+]

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