Scotch - Single Malt

Glenrothes 1998 Single Malt Scotch

From: Speyside, Scotland Liquor Review Category: Single Malt Scotch

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Tier 2
This is a Tier 2 score in the Whiskey category. It means critics have highly recommended the spirit as a benchmark in the category.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012

Beverage Testing Institute

  • This bottle has not been rated by this competition.

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2011

Proof66 Notes

The Glenrothes Distillery produced its first whisky in 1879 and they claim became "instantly prized by master blenders." Berry Bros & Rudd conceived of issuing scotch whisky in vintage years similar to wines and Glenrothes was a part of this new concept of treating scotch whisky. Glenrothes prides itself in using spring water the Ardcanny and Brauchhill springs. The scotch is matured in a combination of American new oak and Spanish sherry casks. Unusual for a distillery, the sherry oak is "seasoned to exact specifications" for Glenrothes.

Glenrothes 1998 is the first Glenrothes scotch signed by Malt Master Gordon Motion. It has been noted for its spicy finish.

In his 2011 review, Anthony Dias Blue awarded Glenrothes 1998 a score of 95-points, Classic and said "Less powerful than the 1994 but more complex; lush and long."

The 2011 Wine Enthusiast review declared an "enormous butterscotchy" note.

Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 1 rating and 1 review.
Muncher Muncher (263) (2014-06-21)
Definitely better than the 2001, but not quite as good as the Select Reserve. I would imagine if you mixed 2 parts Select Reserve and 1 part 2001 that would be exactly what the 98 tastes like.
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