Glenrothes 12 Year Old Oloroso Finish - Darkness!

Rich, Dried Fruits
Not so long ago, Glenrothes could only be found in blends such as the Cutty Sark or the Famous Grouse. Fortunately, there is now a good standard range with a wide variety of bottlings, as well as a large number of independently bottled single malts.
Glenrothes 12 Year Old Oloroso Finish - Darkness!
Glenrothes 12 Year Old Oloroso Finish - Darkness! (Preview Image Source: The Whisky Exchange)
Single Malt Whisky | 12 Year Old | 56,60 % ABV. | 150,00 €/l | Glenrothes Distillery | bottled by Atom Brands Group | produced in Scotland (Speyside) | Whiskybase ID 201685


On the nose, the single malt reveals a tantalising bouquet reminiscent of Mon Cherie, with ripe cherries and dark chocolate. The opening is complemented by fresh strawberries, juicy blackberries and a subtle nuttiness, which is supported by a malty base.


The palate reveals a palette of flavours that pamper the palate. Juicy figs and pickled sultanas bring a sweet fullness, while a gentle bitterness balances the sweetness. Aromas of orange peel and cinnamon lend a pleasant spiciness, while a hint of sour bitterness gives the flavour the necessary depth.


The finish is long-lasting and intense, with a dominant presence of coffee and dark chocolate. Traces of dates or sultanas combined with a strong oak presence linger for a long time.


Glenrothes 12 Year Old Oloroso Finish from the Darkness! range of the Atom Brands Group is a real sherry bomb. The sour bitterness in the flavour in particular ensures a certain uniqueness. This combined with sweet fruit and spicy notes makes for a very balanced interplay of flavours.

Rating: 86/100 - Excellent (Marcel: 84 | Sascha: 88)

Value for Money: 3/5 - Acceptable

Preview Image Source: The Whisky Exchange
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