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Glenrothes - Scotch Malt Whisky - Region: Speyside
WF Distillery Ranking: Cinquième Cru Classé (all current rankings here)


Status: active - Stills: 10 (5 wash, 5 spirit) - Founded: 1878
Address: Burnside St, Rothes, Aberlour, Banffshire AB38 7AA - Phone: +44 (0)1340 872 300
Web: www.glenrotheswhisky.com - More info:


My favourite expression so far:
Glen Rothes 22 yo 1957/1979 (45.7%, Cadenhead dumpy)
93 points -Last tasted: July 6, 2007 - Tasting notes: here
Glenrothes

General Distillery Profile - keywords (wazzat?)
Honey White pepper Vanilla Oranges Sherry Apples Caramel Quinces Bananas Tea


For a virtual tour of the distillery, or parts of it, please click here...

MM Distillery profile:
The Glenrothes malt whisky has always distinguished itself from the 'brands' of most other distilleries by not having a regular 'range' of expressions like a 10 years old, a 12 years old, etcetera. Instead, they release different vintages in different years, like a 1989 vintage in 2002 and a 1991 in 2005. That would be an excellent policy if there would actually be big differences between them. However, there usually are not - at least not to my relatively unrefined palate. I actually think it's too bad - a few independent
.... More on Malt Madness.

Glenrothes

Check all the 'winners' (90 points or more) on this wee list (PDF)

Whiskyfun tasting notes
OB - no vintage
  • Glenrothes 'Alba Reserve' (40%, OB, +/-2009) - 130110
  • Glenrothes 'Elder's Reserve' (43%, OB, Manse Brae series, travel retail, 2013) - 060114
  • Glenrothes 'John Ramsay Legacy' (46.7%, OB, 1400 bottles, 2009) - 260609
  • Glenrothes 'Minister's Reserve' (43%, OB, Manse Brae series, travel retail, 2013) - 060114
  • Glenrothes 12 yo (43%, OB for Berry Bros & Rudd, +/-1990) - no notes - 86
  • Glenrothes 30 yo (50.2%, OB, 1134 bottles, 2004) - 300606
OB - vintage
  • Glenrothes 1969/2013 'Extraordinary Cask' (42.9%, OB, hogshead, cask #11485, 133 bottles) - 260214
  • Glenrothes 1972/1996 (43%, OB) - 100906
  • Glenrothes 1972/2004 (43%, OB) - 231105 - 300606
  • Glenrothes 1973/2000 (43%, OB) - 231105
  • Glenrothes 1978/1999 (43%, OB, restricted release) - 080408
  • Glenrothes 1978/2008 (43%, OB, 5,600 bottles) - 061008
  • Glenrothes 1979/2002 (43%, OB) - no notes - 82
  • Glenrothes 1979/2004 (43%, OB) - 010507
  • Glenrothes 1979/2005 (55.2%, OB, cask #3808, 502 bottles) - 020207
  • Glenrothes 1979/2005 (55.3%, OB, cask #13470, 583 bottles) - 240212
  • Glenrothes 1979/2011 'The Editor's Cask' (52.1%, OB, cask #3828, 300 bottles) - 050712
  • Glenrothes 1980/2004 (56.3%, OB, cask #17563, 558 bottles) - 080408
  • Glenrothes 16 yo 1982/1998 (43%, OB, USA?) - no notes - 80
  • Glenrothes 1984/2002 (43%, OB) - 050304
  • Glenrothes 1985/1997 (43%, OB) - no notes - 83
  • Glenrothes 1985/2005 (43%, OB) - 061106
  • Glenrothes 1987/2000 (43%, OB) - no notes - 80
  • Glenrothes 1987/2002 (43%, OB) - 131104
  • Glenrothes 1988/2009 (43%, OB, Asia) - 260609
  • Glenrothes 1989/2000 (43%, OB) - no notes - 84
  • Glenrothes 1991/2006 (43%, OB) - 061106
  • Glenrothes 1992/2004 (43%, OB) - 131104
  • Glenrothes 1994/2006 (43%, OB) - 130110
  • Glenrothes 1995/2010 (43%, OB) - 241011
  • Glenrothes 1995/2011 (43%, OB) - 150713
  • Glenrothes 1998/2009 (43%, OB, Asia) - 260609
  • Glenrothes 2001/2013 (43%, OB) - 060114
Adelphi
  • Glenrothes 42 yo 1969/2012 (42.6%, Adelphi, cask #2, 297 bottles) - 100113
Berry Bros & Rudd
  • Glenrothes 12 yo (43%, OB Berry Bros & Rudd, circa 1990) - 131104
Blackadder - Clydesdale - Riverstown
  • Glenrothes 21 yo 1989/2010 (54.2%, Blackadder Raw Cask, Sherry Butt, cask #7471, 252 bottles) - 130711
Cadenhead
  • Glen Rothes 22 yo 1957/1979 (45.7%, Cadenhead dumpy) - 060707
  • Glenrothes-Glenlivet 16 yo 1990/2007 (57,3%, Cadenhead Authentic Collection, Rum Butt, 588 bottles) - 080408
  • Glenrothes-Glenlivet 1990/2008 (46%, Cadenhead, 610 bottles) - 300409
  • Glenrothes-Glenlivet 18 yo 1994/2013 (46%, Cadenhead) - 060114
Chieftain's
  • Glenrothes 10 yo 1993 (51.8%, Chieftain’s, rum finish) - 211205
  • Glenrothes 2000/2007 (53.9%, Chieftain’s German Tartan Edition) - 300708
Douglas Laing
  • Glenrothes 31 yo 1969/2001 (50%, Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask, 174 bottles) - 160410
  • Glenrothes 27 yo 1979/2006 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC, red wine finished, 363 bottles) - 010507
  • Glenrothes 17 yo 1985/2003 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC, sherry, 681 bottles) - 231105
Duncan Taylor
  • Glenrothes 34 yo 1968/2003 (40.3%, Duncan Taylor) - 310306
  • Glenrothes 36 yo 1968/2005 (53.2%, Duncan Taylor, cask #13486, 144 bottles) - 231105
  • Glenrothes 36 yo 1968/2005 (57.2%, Duncan Taylor, cask #13485) - 310306
  • Glenrothes 39 yo 1968/2008 (48.2%, Duncan Taylor, cask #13498) - 080408
  • Glenrothes 1968/2010 (43%, Duncan Taylor, Peerless, cask #9974, 139 bottles) - 230911
  • Glenrothes 36 yo 1969/2006 (51.8%, Duncan Taylor, cask #12885)
  • Glenrothes 36 yo 1969/2006 (51.8%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #12885, 200 bottles) - 270910
  • Glenrothes 37 yo 1969/2006 (57.6%, Duncan Taylor Rare Auld, cask #13482, 160 bottles) - 070208
  • Glenrothes 38 yo 1969/2007 (40.7%, Duncan Taylor, cask #381) - 060707
  • Glenrothes 38 yo 1969/2007 (41.5%, Duncan Taylor, cask #383) - 060707
  • Glenrothes 38 yo 1969/2007 (43.1%, Duncan Taylor Rare Auld, cask #386) - 070208
  • Glenrothes 39 yo 1969/2008 (45.5%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #12890, 183 bottles) - 061008
  • Glenrothes 39 yo 1969/2008 (46.5%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #12889) - 120109
  • Glenrothes 39 yo 1969/2008 (42.7%, Duncan Taylor, Lonach) - 270910
  • Glenrothes 40 yo 1969/2010 (45.5%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, Germany, cask #12884, 101 bottles) - 270910
  • Glenrothes 41 yo 1969/2011 (44.2%, Duncan Taylor, Peerless, cask #12881, 120 bottles) - 150811
  • Glenrothes 42 yo 1969/2011 (44.7%, Duncan Taylor for Men O'Quaich, octave, cask #49884, 65 bottles) - 110112
  • Glenrothes 35 yo 1970/2005 (40.3%, Duncan Taylor, Lonach) - 020909
  • Glenrothes 38 yo 1970/2009 (42.3%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #10577) - 240309
  • Glenrothes 39 yo 1970/2009 (47.9%, Duncan Taylor for The Nectar, cask #10567, 127 bottles) - 020909
  • Glenrothes 40 yo 1970/2011 (40.6%, Duncan Taylor, Octave, cask #495777) - 010811
  • Glenrothes 41 yo 1970/2011 (43.5%, Duncan Taylor for Whisky Shop Dufftown, Octave, cask #491630, 69 bottles) - 100113
Gordon & MacPhail
  • Glenrothes-Glenlivet 8 yo (70° Proof, Gordon & MacPhail, 75.7cl, 1970s) - 260214
  • Glenrothes-Glenlivet 8 yo (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, 1980’s) - 080408
  • Glenrothes 8 yo (40%, G&M McPhails Collection, +/-1998) - no notes - 86
  • Glenrothes 1956/1991 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, Connoisseur's Choice) - 230911
  • Glenrothes 1965/2006 (43%, Gordon & MacPhail,  MacPhail’s Collection) - 270910
  • Glenrothes 1969/2008 (43%, Gordon & MacPhail, MacPhail’s Collection) - 100113
  • Glenrothes 1978/1995 (40%, G&M Centenary Reserve) - 180504
Hart Bros
  • Glenrothes 33 yo 1969/2003 (46.8%, Hart Bros) - 100906
  • Glenrothes 13 yo 1994/2007 (46%, Hart Bros) - 050712
Helen Arthur
  • Glenrothes 1986/2005 (46%, Helen Arthur, Plain Oak, 600 bottles) - 250406
Jack Wieber
  • Glenrothes 24 yo 1984/2008 (46%, Jack Wieber, Castle Collection, cask #1696, 150 bottles) - 120109
James MacArthur
  • Glenrothes 1989/2001 (63.8%, James MacArthur, Old Masters, cask # 30898) - 110814
Jean Boyer
  • Glenrothes 15 yo 1990/2005 (43%, Jean Boyer, Best Casks of Scotland, first fill sherry) - 300409
Malts of Scotland
  • Glenrothes 1968/2011 (45.2%, Malts of Scotland, bourbon hogshead, cask #13509, 108 bottles) - 150811
  • Glenrothes 1970/2011 (44.5%, Malts of Scotland, Angel’s Choice, bourbon hogshead, cask #MoS 11026, 135 bottles, 35cl) - 030212
Murray McDavid
  • Glenrothes 37 yo 1968 (45.5%, Murray McDavid, Mission, mourvèdre/syrah finish, 300 bottles) - 050712
Scott's Selection
  • Glenrothes 1974/2000 (50.5%, Scott's Selection) - 240212
Sestante
  • Glenrothes 17 yo (59.5%, G&M for Sestante, +/-1990, 75cl) - 300708
Signatory
  • Glenrothes 28 yo 1969/1998 (50.5%, Signatory, cask #19216, 260 bottles) - 160410
  • Glenrothes 33 yo 1972/2006 (56.6%, Signatory, sherry butt #12368, 549 bottles) - 020207
  • Glenrothes 16 yo 1975/1991 (43%, The Prestonfield, cask #10322, 1200 bottles) - 240212
  • Glenrothes 16 yo 1975/1991 (43%, Signatory, cask #10322, 1200 bottles) - 240212
  • Glenrothes 15 yo 1990/2006 (46%, Signatory Unchillfiltered, butt #15356, 678 bottles) - 310306
  • Glenrothes 17 yo 1995/2012 (46%, Signatory for Waldhaus am See, cask #6184, 774 bottles) - 071212
  • Glenrothes 17 yo 1995/2013 (46%, Signatory Vintage, 1st fill sherry butt, cask #6972, 761 bottles) - 150713
  • Glenrothes 18 yo 1995/2013 (46%, Signatory, Un-Chillfiltered Collection, first fill sherry butt, cask #6175, 784 bottles) - 060114
  • Glenrothes 8 yo 1997/2005 ‘Very Cloudy’ (40%, Signatory for La Maison du Whisky) - 211205
Silver Seal
  • Glenrothes 11 yo 1990/2001 (43%, Silver Seal, 620 bottles) - 280404
Single Malts of Scotland - Specialty Drinks
  • Glenrothes 18 yo 1990/2009 (46%, The Single Malts of Scotland, refill sherry, cask #3331, 385 bottles) - 130110
  • Glenrothes 23 yo 1990/2014 (49.4%, The Single Malts of Scotland, bourbon, cask #35484, 210 bottles) - 110814
Taste Still - M&H
  • Glenrothes 1970/2006 (41.8%, Taste Still, cask #10590, 175 bottles) - 020207
Whisky-Doris
  • Glenrothes 24 yo 1988/2012 (49.3%, Whisky-Doris, sherry hogshead, cask #7317, 288 bottles) - 100113
The Whisky Fair - The Whisky Agency - Perfect Dram - Liquid Sun
  • Glenrothes 41 yo 1970/2011 (47.7%, The Whisky Agency, bourbon hogshead, 197 bottles) - 151211
  • Glenrothes 25 yo 1988/2013 (47.2%, Sansibar, bourbon cask) - 060114
  • Glenrothes 25 yo 1988/2013 (53%, Archives, refill sherry hogshead, cask #7318, 213 bottles) - 060114
  • Glenrothes 24 yo 1990/2014 (49.8%, Sansibar, sherry, 121 bottles) - 110814
Wilson & Morgan
  • Glenrothes 1989/2003 (46%, Wilson & Morgan, Rum finish) - no notes - 77
  • Glenrothes 1990/2002 (46%, Wilson & Morgan, Sherry Wood) - no notes - 86
  • Glenrothes 21 yo 1990/2011 (60.1%, Wilson & Morgan, for Taiwan, sherry butt, cask #12899) - 260214
Various IB
  • Glenrothes 1969/2000 (53.4%, McNeill’s Choice, cask #19217) - 100906
  • Glenrothes 39 yo 1970/2009 (48.1%, Villa Konthor for Scots Whisky-Forum, 50 bottles) - 160410
  • Glenrothes 41 yo 1970/2011 (45.1%, e Spirit Whisky & Acorn Ltd, 150th anniversary of the German-Japanese friendship, bourbon) - 240212
  • Glenrothes 21 yo 1986/2007 (55.1%, Alambic Classique, finished in Cognac Grande Champagne, cask #7116, 149 bottles) - 080408
  • Glenrothes 23 yo 1988/2012 (53.4%, Archives, refill sherry hogshead, cask #7318) - 050712
  • Glenrothes 1988/2013 'Ginger Spice' (46% Wemyss Malts, sherry butt, 660 bottles) - 110613
  • Glenrothes 25 yo 1988/2013 (51.1%, The Whisky Barrel, Burns Malt, cask #7861) - 050913
  • Glenrothes 1988/2013 'Aromatic Orange Tobacco' (46%, Wemyss Malts, butt, 730 bottles) - 110814
  • Glenrothes 17 yo 1990/2008 (59.9%, The Clydesdale, cask #0221/13001, 542 bottles) - 300708
  • Glenrothes 22 yo 1990/2012 (50,7%, Maltbarn, sherry cask, 151 bottles) - 060114
  • Glenrothes 10 yo 1994/2004 (46%, Eilan Gillan, bourbon barrel) - 211205
  • Glenrothes 18 yo 1994/2012 (50.7%, The Maltman) - 100113
  • Glenrothes 18 yo 1994/2013 (50.7%, The Maltman, bourbon, cask #7608, 336 bottles) - 260214
  • Glenrothes 7 yo 2000/2008 (56.4%, First Cask, cask #2417, 312 bottles) - 300708