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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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  • Tony: I wonder if the rest of the cask is the TWE 1981 just released with no cask number (and a similar though not identical strength)...
  • john marrinan: That is true, but to all intents and purposes a score of 87 is the same as a score of 90. I wouldn't be surprised if some of the maniacs scored it the
  • WhiskyNotes: It's not so much a matter of trusting a score as it is a matter of being able to relate to it.

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