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Overall rating
87.86/100
votes
43
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
An abundance of fruit cake
Vintage
17.04.1997
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
2nd Fill Ex-Sherry Butt
Casknumber
30.100
Number of bottles
636
Strength
56.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 Jan 2018 6:32 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 150.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1997 SMWS 30.100

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.86 points

  1. JoshNRW scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Something special, because nose unusually sweet and lush. Very full, sherry, as in a fine candy store, dates, toffee, chocolate, pudding, leather, just great. Can it because forever just smell.

    Great taste, again a broad sweetness, alcohol very well integrated, dry long finish.

    One of my favorite whiskys.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. Bosi scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    I can only repeat my introduction: Glenrothes and Sherry always leave. This is a pretty sweet and not overly complex representative of this kind. Still a great dram.
    • Nose
      Glenrothes with Sherry always goes. This filling also contains classic sherry flavors: raisins, dried fruits, dark marmalade, grape nut chocolate and liquorice. In the background, a light but not unpleasant acidity is always present. Overall, you get the impression as if the SMWS had different desert wines.
    • Taste
      The taste also has a lot of acidity and leaves the mouth dry. Dark fruits are now placed in whisky and rum. Nuts and the velvety of butter surround the palate.
    • Finish
      The finish is wonderfully long, leaving almost all the aromas of the taste.

  3. Martin1965 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. theograph did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    For me a horny filthy spit! SMWS Tasting (5)
    • Nose
      Umami. meaty, spicy, nutty, sour cherries, tobacco, leather, a filthy affair, I love it!
    • Taste
      Cigar box and a little bit of smoke, wood, sulfur, a bastard, even more than in the nose!
      With water another malt comes to light: sweet and great sherry flavors!
    • Finish
      Medium-long, and powerful!

  5. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Grape juice, mild oak, mild spice, macerated red fruit. That buttery glenrothes note is prevalent.
    • Taste
      Sweet arrival. Buttery notes, red fruit and spice, grape juice, dark honey, oak, bitter citrus (but mild).
    • Finish
      Medium long, with grape juice and spice and very mild bitterness.

  6. craide scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nice sherry whisky. Better on the nose than on the palate.
    Be careful when diluting, too much and it flattens too fast and becomes monotonous.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Beautiful full sherry nose. Dark fruits, raisins ... fine sweet. Somewhat dusty and earthy comes out.
    • Taste
      84 84
      The aromas remain, sweet and fruity. Plum jam and nuts come through. Alcohol presses neatly.
      He becomes more pleasing, smarter,
      Licorice, light tobacco come through.
      After some time in the glass, he flattens off a bit. A pity ....
      Maybe too much water.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium ... Fruit remains, oak settles and dark chocolate comes through. Slight bitterness

  7. Tano77 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Luigisim scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    The cask is too invasive. Extremely sweet, not sure would recognize in a blind taste as whisky 
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. Helgo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

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