Vintage 1974

1974 - 2003


Character: Fruity, Citrus peel, Floral top notes

Checked: Duncan F.Stevens 22/5/74

Approved: R H Fenwick 17.1.03

Bottled: 2003



Label Info

Original Glenrothes

Tasting Notes whisky-info

Geruch: Riecht sehr angenehm nach Früchten

Geschmack: Vanille und Zitronen, ein wenig Honig, liegt super angenehm auf der Zunge. Hat was getrocknetem Heu und Heidekraut. Erinnert an einen Dalwhinnie nur viel besser.

Fazit: Sehr lecker, ein typischer Glenrothes ohne lästigen Sherrygeschmack. Leider in Deutschland sehr schwer zu bekommen!

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Malt Advocate


The Glenrothes 1974 Vintage (29 year old, 43%)
Style: Speyside single malt scotch
Color: Amber gold
Aroma: Full and creamy. Floral, honey, fruit gum drops.
Palate: Rich and mouth-coating. Clean. Nicely balanced. Notes
of vanilla, honey, and assorted fruits up front, followed by spicy oak notes, with a dried fruit finish.

General Comments: This doesn’t taste 29 years old—there’s no excessive woodiness, just a tad dry on the finish. This vintage is not as heavy or sherried as the previous 1979 release, exhibiting more finesse. Personally, I think a little more sherry would have enhanced the whisky’s flavors and helped to balance some of the dry notes. But still, it’s a fine effort just as it is.
Available nationwide (Skyy Spirits, 415/315-8000).
(1st Quarter 2004 Issue—Vol. 13#1)

Jim Murray´s Whisky Bibel 2nd /3rd/4th /5th Edition

The Glenrothes 1974 bott 03 db (94) n24 old leather handbags, honeycomb, slight peat; t24 stupendous honey-malt arrival with burned fudge and then malted barley at its most pure; some liquorice and peat are also in there somewhere; f23 oak offers a vanilla reprise from the marauding honey, malt and soft peat; b23 I know people who are Glenrothes aficionados: their lives revolve around this distillery. Without this truly classic dram, those lives will be incompltete. 43%
Highlights von 1974: Helmut Schmidt Bundeskanzler; XI'AN Terracotta Armee entdeckt;Deutschland Weltmeister
Alben auf Platz1: Deep Purple-Burn; Mike Oldfield-Tubular Bells; Bay City Rollers-Rolling;Rod Stewart-Smiler

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