Glenrothes 40yr Gordon & MacPhail 1973 First Fill Sherry Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Glenrothes 40yr Gordon & MacPhail 1973 First Fill Sherry

  • Distiller:


  • Bottler:

    Gordon MacPhail

  • ABV:


  • Age:

    40 Years

  • Intro:

    This is an independent bottling of spirit distilled at Glenrothes distillery. It was distilled in 1973, and bottled in 2013 by Gordon & MacPhail. It was bottled at 43% ABV with no coloring or filtering. This is an old one, and my oldest Glenrothes to date, so I'm curious to see how it is. Lets dive in.

  • Nose:

    Fresh baked bread, vanilla bean, honey, light toffee. Some pepper, light fruits. Not super bold overall.

  • Taste:

    Thin to medium mouth feel, some honey. Fresh cake batter, light raspberry, cherry, vanilla bean. Nice pepper influence. Apples and pears.

  • Finish:

    Short, lots of yeast, baked goods, faint cocoa. Not super intense. Toffee, apples, caramel.

  • Overall:

    This is very nice but quite muted overall. I love this but can’t help but wonder how some extra proof could help it. That said, this is far from bad, and its ranking shows.

  • Score:


  • By t8ke
  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
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