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Glenrothes 1996 CA

Overall rating
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Stated Age
21 years old
3 Bourbon Hogsheads
Number of bottles
50.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
01.03.18 18/90
Added on
19 Apr 2018 12:02 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 127,55

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16 × member ratings

29 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1996 CA

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.64 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    N: I swear I smell sulfur... strawberries and cream, cotton candy, old mandarin orange peel, dirty milk chocolate, grease
    T: cherry licorice, creamy, whiff of smoke, bitter chocolate
    F: short flat finish, black licorice, bergamot

    Wow. I could have sworn this was a sherry cask... I maintain I smelled a touch of sulfur, but here we are. Weird one.

  2. mr.p9 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  3. jazzpianofingers scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N: A savoury-sweet creamy/soft cheesy, slightly salty bourbon number with age - slow yet sure. Seemingly more refined after a flight of five Tormore, though not without a similar malty, coppery sake-ish pong - albeit without the bready notes.  
    T: More slow yet sure ageing signs and again, cream cheese - this time as a mouthfeel. The creaking bourbon oak shows thereafter, promoting a firm bitter-sour fungal creaminess. Gets a bit more lively/spicy with water, so here, drinking neat worked out best.
    F: Firm woody sweet<sour with a damp/fungal sour depth and straight old charred oak. A putrid note at the death. 
    C: Being a touch sluggish perhaps, this is a decent enough performer without theatrics. The John Higgins of whisky perhaps.Scores a B-


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