Glenrothes-Glenlivet 8-year-old

Bought – Online Whisky Auction, 22nd December 2013

Ratings:
82/100 – Malt Maniacs (average from 2 reviewers)
85/100 – Whisky Fun (April 2008)

I must confess, I only bought this miniature bottle of Glenrothes at auction because a) the box has ‘Gordon’ on it and b) it was cheap (£1.25). I have a cousin called Gordon so I thought it would be nice to give him a whisky gift with his name on it (even though it’s designed to be for the surname ‘Gordon’). It was only when the bottle arrived that I did some research. I knew it was old because of having the ‘Glenlivet’ as part of the name but I discovered it’s a bottle from the 1980s. Getting 85/100 from a review on Whisky Fun was an added bonus. They finish by saying of this malt “a rather oomphy old young malt whisky”. I do like a bit of oomph from my dram!

Glenrothes-Glenlivet 8yo 5cl

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