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Overall rating
89.96/100
votes
88
Whiskybase ID
100926
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Joint Bottling with The Whisky Exchange
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
360
Strength
51.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
2000000014562
Bottled for
The Whisky Exchange Exclusive
Added on
15 Sep 2017 11:16 am by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 171.83

26 × in wishlist

88 × member ratings

137 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1997 TWA

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.96 points

  1. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very lush and bold sherry cask matured Glenrothes! Quite an intense, complex sherried dram, packed full of creamy sweetness and rum soaked fruits. A rich and deep character with a lovely nose and a powerful palate. Multi-layered and nicely balanced with loads of dark fruits, warm spices and a delicate mix of chocolate and tobacco flavours. A grown-up whisky which I prefer to drink neat but which can tolerate a few drops of water, too.

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/tasting-notes-english/glenrothes/
    • Nose
      Oh yes, there's no doubt this is from a sherry cask! Bold, rich and intense sherry backbone with dried fruits, maraschino cherries, prunes, dates, and raisins. Sweet with brown sugar, liquorice, and marzipan, pleasantly mixed with dark chocolate, coffee and tender notes of leather in the back. A big nose!
    • Taste
      The palate delivers what the nose promises. Rich, sweet and creamy, even sticky notes of sherry, dark ripe fruits, cherries, raisins, and prunes. This is complemented by a nicely warming spiciness of cinnamon, cardamom, oak and subtle black pepper. Stays sweet with Demerara sugar and rum flavours. Subtle chocolate coated coffee beans and a hint of balsamic vinegar towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is pleasantly long and warming. Now more spicy notes arrive with leather, tobacco leaves and cigar box, followed by dry oak, burnt caramel, and coffee beans. Happily, the delicate sweetness returns with a wee creamy touch of dark fruit jam on the tail.

      With water: There's almost no change on the nose when a splash of water is added. Despite the heavy sherry load more fruitiness is coming through: fruits soaked in dark rum. On the palate, however, more spices arrive with prickling oak, black pepper, cinnamon, and cloves. The sweetness is a bit tamed, while rum soaked fruits and notes of chocolate-coated coffee beans are still present. The finish is long, warm and dry with oak, coffee, tobacco leaves and leather, with a slightly bitter end.

  2. Ruisdael scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    What a winner! Full sherry bomb!

  3. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. olegborgol scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    sherry monster. Leather, dark chocolate, sherry, spices and dried fruits in sweet syrup. 22.5-23-22.5-22

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Deep and intense sherry some hint of sulfur

  6. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Joint86 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Quality sherry bomb. Well balanced. Exactly what you expect from a 20-year-old spider in sherry.
    • Nose
      The first nose is a bit alcoholic, but pleasant and full: skin, sherry, dried fruits, a little wildflowers and chocolate in the background.
      Having stood, it is revealed: sherry, wine, dried fruits, perfume come to the fore.
    • Taste
      Thick, oily. A lot of sweet caramel shades, followed by pungency, spices.
    • Finish
      A long, bright, sharp, slightly oak barrel at the end.

  8. EJS scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Tasted during Gathering 2019. Thanks Teun for this great dram.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. GIORGOS scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

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