Single malt whisky - tasting notes

12 Oct 2011

Glenrothes 1970 (Whisky Agency)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Glenrothes

I’ve seen a couple of outstanding Glenrothes 1970 releases by Duncan Taylor, DTRA cask #10574 and DTRA cask #10567 for The Nectar. Today we’re having a bottle from the latest Romantique series by The Whisky Agency.

 

Glenrothes 1970 Whisky AgencyGlenrothes 41 yo 1970 (47,7%, The Whisky Agency ‘Romantique’ 2011, ex-bourbon hogshead, 197 btl.)

Nose: quite brilliant! Lots of fruit jams, tangerine, apricot pie, pineapple. Plenty of honey and touches of beeswax. Hints of vanilla pastry. Some buttercups. After a while it gets a tad more spicy and herbal with mint, soft ginger and thyme. Leather. And even bigger hints of juicy apricots. Mouth: creamy start, still plenty of fruits at first (oranges, banana) with waxy notes. Some coconut. The oak then starts to move forward. It throws in some spices (ginger, soft pepper, gingerbread) but no excessive dryness. Some fruit liqueurs and fruit tea in the end. Finish: long, half spicy, half fruity. Mainly oranges now and oak.

A great Glenrothes that combines a nice fruit basket with balanced oak. Too bad the price has taken quite a hike recently. Around € 235.

Score: 90/100

Glenrothes 1970 (Whisky Agency) 4 Ruben Luyten 2011-10-12

Categories

Calendar

February 2015
M T W T F S S
« Jan    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
232425262728  

  • Jorn: I got myself a sample. For me the full, complete sweetness of this whisky tasted very nice. A whole different experience though.. Few layers, lots of
  • Newfie: Worst "whiskey" ever.... I found it to have more of the flavours you'd come to expect from a decent rum then a whiskey. as both a Jack Daniels and a
  • joeri: You're welcome. Unfortunately I bought this at an auction instead of selling it at an auction :-) 150€ was a bargain for a 1980 Macallan but way too

Coming up

  • Glenrothes Sherry Cask Reserve
  • Glendronach 1995 #4408 (for TWA)
  • Mackmyra Midnattssol
  • Glenlossie 1992 (Whisky Mercenary)
  • Dailuaine 1996 (Maltbarn)
  • Dailuaine 1996 (Archives)
  • Michters 10 Year Old

1712 notes by Ruben

WhiskyNotes - Ruben LuytenThis blog is my personal collection of impressions, written while searching for the ultimate single malt whisky.