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Glenrothes 1996 CA

Overall rating
88.09/100
votes
80
Whiskybase ID
WB129155
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

€ 149.99

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Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1996 CA

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.09 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. 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.

  3. Bjarne H scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  4. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    An excellent dram. The oak is a little too dominant for me, but otherwise excellent.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Old oak, old red fruit, some mint, some banana, coconut, dark honey, some vanilla
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sweet honey soaked oak, waves of banana, coconut and vanilla with some hints of mint
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium long, quite drying, slightly bitter. The oak is strong, but the sweet honey and fruity tones are dying off slowly.

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Dirty, fudgy and a bit malty. Apple, pine nut and vanilla cookie.
    • Taste
      Salted caramel, grainy towards porridge. Apple, vanilla and chili pepper.
    • Finish
      Salted caramel, apple and malt.

  6. Karstman scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  7. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    WB 129155
    The aroma is cloying, lledins and fruit ... in the distance, meadow freshness after rain. The taste is sweet, pleasant, woody, even tobacco, with bitterness. The finish is long, warm ... Cherry in chocolate.
    Again all the notes are edible.
    Good Molt.
    87

  8. Rien scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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