Price Point: $45 – $55 for 750 ML
Just as I stated in my review of Cragganmore 12 Year Old, there are many whiskeys I see time and time again in the store that I never get around to purchasing. It can be for any number of different reasons, and often does not relate directly to the quality or taste of the whiskey itself.
I’ve seen ads for the Glenrothes for a long time, seen their bottles in the store, and even followed them on Twitter. But I never had a good reason to spend $50 to buy a bottle. A few extra bucks found their way to my bank account, so I sprung for a bottle of the stuff I had seen so many times before.
The nose on the Glenrothes starts out with malt and yeast. It then transitions to zesty spice and plenty of citrus. There’s plenty here on the nose for 80 proof.
This is a light and refreshing whisky (never thought I would say that about a Scotch). It’s very heavy on citrus flavor with a touch of malt. The Glenrothes has a bit of the Glenlivet 12 Year Old pineapple flavor – tasty.
The finish is nice, sweet, and malty. But it fades rather quickly, which is somewhat disappointing.
Rating & Recommendations
The Glenrothes is a good entry level whisky, earning a rating of 83 out of 100.
This is a light and tasty whisky to be enjoyed outside on a warm day. Perhaps a little overpriced, but nice for a change.