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Brands and Distilleries : The Glenrothes

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Whisky Magazine Issue 121

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The Glenrothes

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Glenrothes 1971
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 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.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

The Glenrothes 1978 Vintage Malt
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 You need to concentrate hard on this one as it does not give up its complexities immediately.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Glenrothes 1985
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 This is head and shoulders above everything else in this tasting. Fills all the senses.

The Glenrothes 1987, 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 The flavour metaphors evoke childhood, but this is a very adult, sophisticated malt.

The Glenrothes 1989
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A whisky for a reverie. Daydream of childhood and the local sweet-shop.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

The Glenrothes 1991
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Big and powerful but with sufficient character to cope. Another cracker from Rothes.

The Glenrothes 1994
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 A teasing mix of aromas and flavours.

World Whiskies Awards 2008 - World's Best New Release - Winner Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

The Glenrothes 25 Years Old
- Scotland - 43.00%
9 Slow,elegant and complex.

The Glenrothes Robur Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Could be bolder.

The Glenrothes Select Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Youthful, but without the lip-smacking class of the older vintages.

The Glenrothes Vintage 1995, 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 The palate is sweeter and more open than the nose. Oak mellows on time. Give it time.

Chieftain's Choice The Glenrothes 1992, 10 Years Old, Port Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 More mature than its 10 years would suggest. Fruitier than the conventional distillery bottlings. Refreshing. Like sorbet between courses.

Duncan Taylor The Glenrothes 35 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.20%
7 Old with a certain sexy, slinky quality.

Gordon & MacPhail The Glenrothes 1965
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Classic Speyside. Confident. Aristocratic.

James MacArthur The Glenrothes 1988
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.50%
7 Sophisticated flavours in a delicate structure. Like elaborate petits-fours.

Provenance The Glenrothes 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Large, yet complex. A lovely example of this outstanding Speyside whisky which still has far too low a profile.

Signatory The Glenrothes 1968 32 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.50%
8 Less soft than the younger expression. A drier, more robust, expression.

Signatory The Glenrothes 1990
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 An elegant and luxurious malt. Glenrothes. This is an elegant and luxurious interpretation of it.

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Chart Position

Latest
33
Best
17
Average
31

Bottle Price

Average
£132
Highest
£1,500

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Ginger Spice 1988 Wemyss Malts Glenrothes
Master of Malt
£114.51
Ginger Spice 1988 Wemyss Malts Glenrothes 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£8.23
Glenrothes 10 Year Old 2000 The Coopers Choice Vintage Malt
Master of Malt
£47.52
Glenrothes 10 Year Old 2000 The Coopers Choice Vintage Malt
Master of Malt
£4.52
Glenrothes 10 Years Old 2001 Cask 7964 Provenance Douglas Laing
Master of Malt
£5.61
Glenrothes 12 Years Old Rotation 89 12
Lions Whisky
£155.00
Glenrothes 16 Ans 1995 First Fill Sherry
La Maison du Whisky
£59.00
Glenrothes 16 Ans 1997 First Fill Sherry
La Maison du Whisky
£62.00
Glenrothes 16 Year Old 1997 Cask 10435 Old Malt Cask Hunter Laing
Master of Malt
£78.51
Glenrothes 16 Year Old 1997 The Coopers Choice The Vintage Malt Whi
Master of Malt
£73.14
Glenrothes 1947 28 Years Old B 1975 28 1947
Lions Whisky
£1,375.00
Glenrothes 1954 27 Years Old Connoisseur's Choice 27 1954
Lions Whisky
£625.00
Glenrothes 1954 28 Year Old Connoisseurs Choice
The Whisky Exchange
£750.00
Glenrothes 1954 28 Year Old Connoisseurs Choice
The Whisky Exchange
£750.00
Glenrothes 1954 28 Years Old Cc Brown Label 28 1954
Lions Whisky
£620.00
Glenrothes 1966 27 Year Old Sherry Cask Master Of Malt
The Whisky Exchange
£999.00
Glenrothes 1967 33 Years Old 48.5% 33 1967
Lions Whisky
£385.00
Glenrothes 1969 Macphail's Collection
The Whisky Exchange
£305.00
Glenrothes 1972 16 Years Old 59.5% Cask G&m 16 1972
Lions Whisky
£415.00
Glenrothes 1972 16yo Cask 16 1972
Lions Whisky
£385.00
Glenrothes 1972 1996 Restricted Release
Whisky-Online.com
£450.00
Glenrothes 1972 Bot. 2004
The Whisky Exchange
£550.00
Glenrothes 1975 16 Years Old Signatory 16 1975
Lions Whisky
£275.00
Glenrothes 1975 1996 21 Year Old First Cask 6054
Whisky-Online.com
£250.00
Glenrothes 1975 21 Year Old First Cask
The Whisky Exchange
£199.00
Glenrothes 1978 Centenary Reserve 1978
Lions Whisky
£175.00
Glenrothes 1979 B1994 1979
Lions Whisky
£220.00
Glenrothes 1979 Bot.2002
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
Glenrothes 1984 1984
Lions Whisky
£155.00
Glenrothes 1986 Private Cellar 1986
Lions Whisky
£155.00
Glenrothes 1987 1987
Lions Whisky
£145.00
Glenrothes 1988
The Drink Shop
£116.28
Glenrothes 1988
Master of Malt
£108.90
Glenrothes 1988 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£8.69
Glenrothes 1989 20 Year Old First Cask 24379
Whisky-Online.com
£79.95
Glenrothes 1989 23 Year Old Sherry Cask Signatory
The Whisky Exchange
£85.45
Glenrothes 1990 2011 21 Year Old Old Malt Cask 7532
Whisky-Online.com
£84.95
Glenrothes 1990 21 Year Old Sherry Cask
The Whisky Exchange
£185.00
Glenrothes 1990 23 Year Old Old & Rare
The Whisky Exchange
£208.00
Glenrothes 1990 23 Year Old S Of Scotland
The Whisky Exchange
£89.95
Glenrothes 1990 Over 11 Years Old Silver Seal 11 1990
Lions Whisky
£245.00
Glenrothes 1991 Bot.2006
The Whisky Exchange
£120.00
Glenrothes 1993 12 Years Old Dun Bheagan 12 1993
Lions Whisky
£135.00
Glenrothes 1994 1994
Lions Whisky
£75.00
Glenrothes 1995
The Drink Shop
£47.30
Glenrothes 1995
Master of Malt
£48.79
Glenrothes 1995 2012
Whisky-Online.com
£58.99
Glenrothes 1995 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£5.35
Glenrothes 1997 16 Year Old Sherry Butt 9241 Signatory
The Whisky Exchange
£42.75
Glenrothes 1998
Master of Malt
£43.77
Glenrothes 1998
The Drink Shop
£44.11
Glenrothes 1998 2012
Whisky-Online.com
£50.00
Glenrothes 1998 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.50
Glenrothes 1999 2010 Coopers Choice
Whisky-Online.com
£39.95
Glenrothes 2000 10 Year Old Coopers Choice
The Whisky Exchange
£61.95
Glenrothes 2001
Master of Malt
£41.53
Glenrothes 2001 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.68
Glenrothes 21 Year Old 1991 Dimensions Duncan Taylor 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£8.01
Glenrothes 21 Year Old 1992 Cask 10275 Old Particular Douglas Lai
Master of Malt
£100.52
Glenrothes 21 Year Old 1992 Old Particular
The Whisky Barrel
£86.44
Glenrothes 22 Year Old 1989 Cask 24378 Cask Strength Collection Sig
Master of Malt
£6.54
Glenrothes 23 Year Old 1989 Cask 24382 Cask Strength Collection S
Master of Malt
£6.54
Glenrothes 23 Year Old 1990 Old And Rare Hunter Laing
Master of Malt
£205.92
Glenrothes 23 Year Old 1990 Old And Rare Hunter Laing 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£14.63
Glenrothes 24 Year Old 1989 Carn Mor
The Whisky Barrel
£224.46
Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1988 Single Cask Master Of Malt
Master of Malt
£103.95
Glenrothes 25 Year Old 1988 Single Cask Master Of Malt 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£6.85
Glenrothes 25 Year Old Burns Malt
The Whisky Barrel
£76.99
Glenrothes 26 Year Old 1987 Cask 10141 Directors' Cut Douglas Lai
Master of Malt
£14.28
Glenrothes 26 Year Old 1987 Cask 10141 Directors' Cut Douglas Lai
Master of Malt
£223.87
Glenrothes 3x10cl Pack: 1998, 1995, Select Reserve
The Whisky Exchange
£45.15
Glenrothes 8 Ans
La Maison du Whisky
£49.50
Glenrothes 8 Year Old 2004 Cask 9212 Provenance Douglas Laing 3c
Master of Malt
£4.47
Glenrothes 8 Year Old Bot.1970s
The Whisky Exchange
£499.00
Glenrothes 8 Year Old Macphail's Collection
The Whisky Exchange
£27.95
Glenrothes 8 Year Old Macphail's Collection
The Whisky Exchange
£30.25
Glenrothes 8 Year Old Macphails Collection
The Drink Shop
£30.28
Glenrothes 8 Years Old G&m 8
Lions Whisky
£87.00
Glenrothes 9 Year Old 2004 Cask 10191 Provenance Douglas Laing
Master of Malt
£68.43
Glenrothes 9 Year Old 2004 Cask 10191 Provenance Douglas Laing 3
Master of Malt
£5.68
Glenrothes 9 Year Old 2004 Hepburn's Choice Langside
Master of Malt
£45.38
Glenrothes Alba Reserve
The Whisky Exchange
£40.45
Glenrothes Batch 1 That Boutique Y Whisky Company
Master of Malt
£73.95
Glenrothes Batch 1 That Boutique Y Whisky Company 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£6.82
Glenrothes Glenlivet 1957 22 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£899.00
Glenrothes Glenlivet 8 Year Old 1970s
Whisky-Online.com
£699.00
Glenrothes Glenlivet 8 Year Old 1970s
Whisky-Online.com
£299.95
Glenrothes John Ramsay Legacy
Master of Malt
£692.01
Glenrothes John Ramsay Legacy 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£42.46
Glenrothes Select Reserve
The Drink Shop
£34.93
Glenrothes Select Reserve
Master of Malt
£32.56
Glenrothes Select Reserve
Lions Whisky
£58.00
Glenrothes Select Reserve 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.12
Glenrothes The 1978
La Maison du Whisky
£535.00
Glenrothes The 1979 Editor's Cask
La Maison du Whisky
£775.00
Glenrothes The 1988
La Maison du Whisky
£269.00
Glenrothes The 1995
La Maison du Whisky
£79.00
Glenrothes The 1998
La Maison du Whisky
£67.00
Glenrothes The 1998
La Maison du Whisky
£11.00
Glenrothes The 1998 Coffret 2 Verres
La Maison du Whisky
£82.00
Glenrothes The 2001
La Maison du Whisky
£59.00
Glenrothes The Alba
La Maison du Whisky
£55.00
Glenrothes The John Ramsay Legacy
La Maison du Whisky
£799.00
Glenrothes The Select Reserve
La Maison du Whisky
£49.00
Glenrothes The Select Reserve Coffret 2 Verres
La Maison du Whisky
£65.00
Glenrothes The Select Reserve, 1998, 1995 Cof 3 X 10cl
La Maison du Whisky
£55.00
Glenrothes The Sherry Cask Reserve
La Maison du Whisky
£54.50
The Glenrothes 1972 Bot.1996
The Whisky Exchange
£650.00
The Glenrothes 1972 Bot.1996
The Whisky Exchange
£625.00
The Glenrothes 1978 Bot.2008
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
The Glenrothes 1979 Bot.1995
The Whisky Exchange
£350.00
The Glenrothes 1979 Bot.1995
The Whisky Exchange
£325.00
The Glenrothes 1987 Bot.2005
The Whisky Exchange
£175.00
The Glenrothes 1988 Bot.2011
The Whisky Exchange
£110.00
The Glenrothes 1989 Bot.2000
The Whisky Exchange
£175.00
The Glenrothes 1995 Bot.2014
The Whisky Exchange
£49.95
The Glenrothes 1998 Bot.2013
The Whisky Exchange
£49.95
The Glenrothes 1998 Bot.2014
The Whisky Exchange
£49.95
The Glenrothes 2001 Bot.2013
The Whisky Exchange
£41.45
The Glenrothes John Ramsay
The Whisky Exchange
£750.00
The Glenrothes Robur Reserve
The Whisky Exchange
£64.95
The Glenrothes Select Reserve
The Whisky Exchange
£34.95
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