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Overall rating
88.58/100
votes
55
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Cadenhead's Club
Vintage
1996
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
636
Strength
54.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 Apr 2019 6:14 am by orcahome
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 86.70

5 × in wishlist

55 × member ratings

174 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1996 CA

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.58 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2019] A quick review of a small sample.

    This is exactly like a "club bottling" should be: easy drinkable without too much intellectual effort needed. So relax and enjoy it without "analysis paralysis"...
    • Nose
      88 88
      The colour is yellow gold and the nose offers a bold malty profile with rather shy sherry notes. There are the typical 'rothes toffee-caramel aromas in abundance with fine spices, shy fruits and firm wooden notes. Actually, a fine nose.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste is barley sugary sweet with honeys, waxes, spices and some bitter herbal notes. It is not layered but nicely balanced and without any flaw. Water releases waxy-mineral aromas in the nose and smoothes the taste, it gets even more quaffable this way. Just the finish turns a little bitter upon reduction (green tea). I like the neat dram best.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The initial mouthfeel is a little hot first and later nicely warming and coating without distracting moments. The finish is of medium length and adds more hot spices (white peppers, ginger, nutmeg). No bitter or drying moments, this dram was bottled at the right time.

  2. Bjarne H scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Regarding the info on the bottle:
    Back label says Cask: 1 x Sherry Butt

  3. RichardMayston scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Wow. Glory of glories. This reminds quite a lot of the SMWS 35.129 Dan un auberge en Gascounde 27yo Glen Moray.
    That was a refill ex-bourbourn. I wish Cadenhead revealed more information on the cask, but this could very well be a refill ex-bourbon. If there is sherry in here it is very much in the minority. This is totally my flavour profile, and I love it.
    The nose is georgeous, yes, toffee-caramel aromas in abundance, but also warm ginger bread, wood spice, marmalade. It really is lovely.
    The taste is an intersting contrast, the honeys, waxes, and spices, quite sweet, bit with a contrasting mineral bitter herb note.
    The finish is luxurious, warming and brings an enormous smile, ginger, nutmeg satisfaction.
    A really beautiful whisky.

  4. Rien scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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