The Single Malts of Scotland

The Glenrothes

1990, 23 Years Old

ABV 49.4%
REVIEWED Issue 122
Brand: The Glenrothes, The Single Malts of Scotland
Expression: 1990, 23 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 24 years old
ABV: 49.4%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Issue 122
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Glenrothes Distillery, Burnside Street, Rothes, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Fresh, citric (lemon) and gristy with hints of baked fruit and spice. Quite grassy with a lovely, sweet barley note and some light oak.
Palate: Showing a little more oak than the nose, but it’s still quite fresh with some sweet-ish barley, honey and citrus. Good depth and intensity.
Finish: Long and crisp with white fruit and lingering citrus joined by some sweet spices. Very pleasant.
Comment: A pleasant, summery, aperitif dram.
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Fresh mango, crushed almond and buttered white bloomer. Some green veg and Madeira cake.
Palate: More delicate than I thought this would be, there is an orange creams note, followed by some milk chocolate and heather honey. Vanilla and lavender give this a floral flourish at the end.
Finish: Slightly bitter which takes the edge off the great palate. Some mint and a little bit of lemon zest.
Comment: Two thirds of the way there, it just doesn't quite deliver on the finish.
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