The Glenrothes

1971

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 14
Specifications
Brand: The Glenrothes
Expression: 1971
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 14
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Glenrothes Distillery, Burnside Street, Rothes, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Extraordinary malt concentrate tempered with intense vanilla. Brooding and fabulously balanced.
Palate: A curious but enormously delicious amalgam of rich barley, toffee and liquorice. Extremely sweet throughout and with the softest of bodies.
Finish: Long, melt-in-the-mouth, with a hint of honeycomb and countering spice.
Comment: An improbably well-balanced and deliciously layered malt for it's age. An outstanding Speysider.
8.8
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Waxy orange-skins. Spices. Liquorice root.
Palate: Oily but firm. Dried apricots. Dates. Anise. Nougat.
Finish: Lightly dry, dusty, spiciness. Gently warming. Log fires. Good oak.
Comment: I have always felt that Glenrothes deserved to be more widely appreciated and this bottling confirms that opinion. It is on the sweet side, but beautifully rounded. A sophisticated afterdinner malt.
8.5
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