The Glenrothes 1985 2nd Edition

Single Malt

The Glenrothes // Speyside, Scotland


community rating

4 out of 5 stars
( 18 )

Glenrothes put this whisky in the barrel in 1985 and originally bottled it in 1997 as a 12-year-old. Then they decided to see what another 8 years would do. So they let what remained sit until May of 2005, which makes this second release a 20 year-old whisky.

  • age
    20 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Single Malt
    Distilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
  • Cask Type

Tasting Notes

"Rich, sweet, and fruity on the nose, full of caramel, malt, buttery cinnamon toast, pears, and cream. The taste sticks with what the nose suggests then adds oak, chocolate, and orange zest to the mix. The long finish drifts dreamily from oak spice and chocolate-orange sweetness. "

Score 93

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