The Glenrothes 12 Year Old

The Glenrothes 12 Year Old

(0.7l, 40%)


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Sherry-inspired Scotch with a hint of cinnamon.

The tiny town of Rothes by the River Spey is home to four distilleries and has Scotch embedded in its DNA. One of those Whisky-making establishments is the Glenrothes Distillery (its name is literally "the valley of Rothes"), with history dating back to 1879. With ancient recipes and tradition by their side, they have been making award-winning Whiskies for decades.

Part of the beloved Soleo Collection, The Glenrothes 12YO expression is a nod to the process of sun-drying grapes in Jerez for Sherry production, so it's no surprise this bottle is all about Sherry richness. The banana and vanilla aromas working together with rich flavors of lemon and cinnamon are the epitome of the Glenrothes distillery style and it shows the true character of its makers. 

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Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called a Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Dark gold.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Tropic aromas of banana and vanilla.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Lush flavors of banana, lemon, melon, and a hint of cinnamon.

Finish
Long and sweet finish with a taste of Galia melon and light spice. 
Ratings & Reviews
James
James,
Extremely smooth, notes of banana round out a wonderfully complex whiskey. Will definitely look into more Glenrothes whiskeys again.
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Tasty and smooth, but with a creeping heat. Not unpleasant, but not my preference. It was a hit among my other Scotch and Whiskey drinking friends however.
 
Tim
Tim,
Not bad for a scotch. Maybe better in a cocktail. Typical smoke and peat from a scotch. Smoother than some but not a favorite
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Simple Scotch and goes down smooth. Doesn't have nearly the peatiness of other single malts from Islay which makes it a nice change.
 
guest
guest,
Smooth tasting, bit sweet with recognizable sherry taste.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Smooth as silk, detected some pear notes. Some spicy undertones. A great dram!
 
JEFFREY
JEFFREY,
I liked it, but the finish was a bit spicy for my taste. It definitely will be enjoyed though.
 
Brian
Brian,
Quite good.
 
Michael
Michael,
Very smooth. Definite notes of sherry and vanilla.
 
Roman
Roman,
Love this. Has a bit of a sweet note and goes back very smooth. At the price it is at the top of my list.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Very smooth great for sipping.
 
Nick
Nick,
Good toasty caramel. Short finish, wish it lasted a bit longer.
 
Angie
Angie,
I am admittedly not a huge scotch fan, however even a novice scotch drinker as myself could really enjoy this spirit. Easy sipping and very tasty!!!
 
Jason
Jason,
Great upfront flavor of honey, vanilla and spice. Smooth middle. Back is a little heavy on the alcohol flavor.
 
James
James,
This is an excellent scotch for introducing someone unfamiliar with single malt to the joys and delights of such. Gentle, smooth start with vanilla and hints of spice, a smooth mouth feel, and a pleasant mid-length finish with increasing spice. Nothing too obvious in any direction, and no huge surprises. I enjoyed it and will be buying more.
 
Cortland
Cortland,
Not a fan of the scent but tastes delicious.
 
Mark
Mark,
Wonderful smooth scotch. Nice one to pour into a glass and sit back with a cigar on a summer night
 
guest
guest,
Very smooth. Tad too sweet.
 
Brian
Brian,
Definitely vanilla upfront and the spice lingers when you take the first step. Smells amazing and is super smooth.
 
Jordan
Jordan,
Spicier than I expected, had light notes of vanilla, was hoping for more based on reading other reviews, good middle of the road highlands scotch
 
Eric
Eric,
I loved this bottle of Scotch. For the price point, it is the best that I have had. It is very smooth with just enough peat to make it interesting. I loved the tones of vanilla and a hint of cinnamon.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Oh, this was good! Caramel with hints of chocolate notes. Just enough spice to be interesting. Really like this.
 
Ariel
Ariel,
Really good, smooth finish
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Definitely a distinct taste it has after a few seconds . It’s perfect with ginger Ale if you are a mixer . But I don’t think you do it justice if on the rocks . But when it’s neat , the aroma is inviting. The taste is I am a scotch .
 
David
David,
Light smooth. Good lasting finish. A bit musty slight touch of cinamon. No peat buy again for sure
 
John
John,
Smooth and good flavor. Bought another bottle at my local store. Really enjoyed it.
 
David
David,
LOVED IT! Vanilla and Sherry did it for me. So smooth
 
Walter
Walter,
Always has been a favorite since my wife, her boss, and I finished a fifth before, during, and after one early Christmas Eve get together. Sweet, light, smooth, it finishes nicely!
 
Jason
Jason,
Not a bad bottle of scotch, but fairly average which is to be expected for a 12 year, but a 12 year Macallan or 12 year Glenlivet which is somewhat similar in flavor is the better buy for sure. It's not as smooth as those but I'll still drink the rest of the bottle!
 
Larry
Larry,
It is sweet with a smooth finish
 
Michelle
Michelle,
Very light
 
Canavan
Canavan,
Buttery, smooth. Ends with a unique sharpness. Not my favorite, but I wouldn’t kick it out of my mouth.
 
Steve
Steve,
A very smooth Scotch. One of my favorites
 
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