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Overall rating
91.36/100
votes
93
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Ian Macleod (IM)
Bottling serie
Speyside
Vintage
05.03.1997
Bottled
09.2018
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
First Fill Oloroso Sherry Butts
Casknumber
3650 + 3651
Number of bottles
1095
Strength
55.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 Dec 2018 5:25 pm by glasbak70
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 329,95

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241 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Cigar Malt 1997 IM

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.36 points

  1. Holbech scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Ah yes, another first fill oloroso sherry cask Mortlach. I must state before writing this review that i have been a huge fan of these ultra sherried cigar malts (biased).. Sadly rumours has this as the last cigar malt..
    - This did not disappoint.
    • Nose
      93 93
      BAM - right of the bat heavy but yet fresh sherry - like you would expect from a cigar malt from 1997. A bunch of sweet tobacco. Thick plum juice and tried dates.
      Yes this may be oversherried but it is not often that one finds such a lovely sherry matured whisky.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Thick sherry, woody, dark berries, sweet tobacco, prunes. In the end there is a little bit of bitterness. On the mid palate I get a light sauce.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Such a condense sherry note - i have never tasted paxerette but if i image what it would taste like this is it. A little bit dry in the end - nothing that bothers me.

  2. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      chocolate, sherry, strawberries, wood, orange
    • Taste
      dark chocolate, citrus, wood, berries, cherries, brown sugar, sherry, coffee

  3. Rien scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. Steven79 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Gee scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    What a nice deep dark color!
    Got a sample, and I enjoyed this one. It's very intense, the sweetness and tobacco are clearly there. It's something different
    • Nose
      Nice to smell: Tobacco, dark sherry, sweet tones like very dried raisins, something like earthy and grassy
    • Taste
      Leather, tobacco, sweet (thick sherry, very intense), dark chocolate, a touch of citrus.
      Alcohol is there with the first nip.
    • Finish
      Again sweet, chocolate, and long enough.

  6. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Chocolate, grated lemon zest, fresh hints in the nose, some barbecue, touch of nuts, greasy, oily in the mouth, roasted aromas, whole milk chocolate, dark fruit, nuts, slightly herbaceous, back-cracked oak, dry, the whole mouth is covered

  7. CR4YXK scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. Bram84 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  9. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  10. Dude1971 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      90 90

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