Glenrothes 1980 Scott's Selection
Added on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 08:21 PM
  Bottler: Scott's Selection
  Age: 25 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1980 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 55.80 % Region: Highland
  Price: $140 Availability: Specialty Stores
1980/2005
Member Ratings and Notes
Andy
 

Nose: Pleasant and citrusy, a little better than a typical Rothes.

 

Palate:  Somehow reminds me of an old professor's closet.  I keep thinking of tweed.  It's a bit bitter at first and doesn't mature until the finish.  I kind of dig it and kind of don't.  I like that it avoids the Rothes stink finish, I like the full flavor.  But tweed jacket closet?

 

Worth a try.  I can see this fitting some people's profile.

 

B-/B

 
Chris
 
N: Orange rind, nectary, butter, hint of brown sugar.    A fantastic nose for a Glenrothes (i.e. no rotten notes).
P: Oily and sweet, kinda a straight forward bourbon cask affair.  I think I under-use the descriptors vanilla and caramel, but those stand out here.
F: The oiliness offsets the high abv yielding a satisfying burn, with sugars saying "I love you long time, baby".   
Fuji
 
N: apples, citrus, kiwi, toffee, preseved orange rind
P: oily, full body, dark spiced chocholat, sour mints
F: dark chocholat sticks to the tongue mixed with pineapple 
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