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05 Mar 2013

Glenrothes 1990 (Maltbarn)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Glenrothes

This is the tenth release by Maltbarn already.

 

Glenrothes 1990 MaltbarnGlenrothes 22 yo 1990
(50,7%, Maltbarn 2012, sherry cask, 151 btl.)

Nose: oranges and honey, as well as some thinner / glue notes. Fresh buttercups and dried flowers. Light sherry. There’s a light mustardy sharpness as well (honey mustard). A little aniseed and a good dose of freshly sawn oak. Mouth: sweet and malty. Vanilla cream, honey, apricots. Candy sugar. A little resinous oak. Soft spices like cinnamon and aniseed. Finish: medium long, showing sweet malt, caramel and hints of liquorice.

This comes close to official releases of Glenrothes, albeit at a higher strength. Light sherry, lots of sweetness and a decent amount of oak. Around € 115.

Score: 84/100

Glenrothes 1990 (Maltbarn) 3 Ruben Luyten 2013-03-05

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  • 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
  • tracker_jacker: My first impression is that it's too harsh. I'm a huge Alberta Premium fan that was recently disappointed with Wiser's Deluxe 18 year whiskey (could h
  • Chris: Based on price and transparency alone I'd pick this over the shoddy HP Dark Origins any day. Benromach continues to win me over. While I may not drink

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