Glenrothes 1973

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Glenrothes 1973

Postby Admiral » Mon Jan 13, 2003 3:08 am

Has anyone tried the 1973 Glenrothes OB?
(Distilled March '73, bottled July 2000).

I recently saw this in Sydney at $AUS130, which is about 40 pounds, or $US60.

For a 27yo malt, that's a very low price here in Australia

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Postby Opili » Mon Jan 13, 2003 4:01 pm

Hi Admiral,

the 1973 is a good choice for a Glenrothes. In Germany it costs 77 Euro.
At a tasting session I had the chance to compare it with several other bottlings of Glenrothes: 1981 OB, 1989 OB and the Unchillfiltered Collection 1990 Sherrybutt from Signatory. The 1973 was my favourite - full bodied and spicy with a satisfying sherrycharacter that you would not think it´s 27 years old, the 1981 was too shallow imho Image
The 1989 is OK but you will recognize its low age. Try the Signatory bottling - it´s superb, at the same cost as the 1989 OB
the better choice (37 Euro) Image


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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Jan 13, 2003 5:36 pm

Hi Admiral, just get this sucker as quick as you can for this price...

Damn Good,


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Postby Gate » Mon Jan 13, 2003 6:52 pm

That is cheap for a 27-year-old single malt in the UK too - and for Glenrothes it's amazing. BUY!!!

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