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Overall rating
89.05/100
votes
24
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Morrison and MacKay (MMcK)
Bottling serie
Càrn Mòr - Celebration of the Cask - Black Gold
Vintage
28.04.1997
Bottled
29.04.2019
Casktype
Sherry Puncheon
Casknumber
7168
Number of bottles
590
Strength
58.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
23 Jul 2019 8:47 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 269,75

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24 × member ratings

44 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1997 MMcK

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.05 points

  1. gossm01 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Real sherry bomb, raisin syrup, prunes, nuts, deep ..
    • Taste
      90 90
      Raisin syrup, nuts, slightly oily
    • Finish
      87 87
      relatively short and mild

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

    Pretty good and drinkable
    • Nose
      89 89
      Dried fruits, prunes, plums, rhum raisins, hints of acacia honey, sugar cane, molasses, hints of fresh rubber, spices, nutmeg, sherry wood - really not bad
    • Taste
      88 88
      Little punchy, creamy, sirupy, sweet, more dried fruits, more rhum soaked fruits, cherries, more spices, cinnamon, hints of solvent and leather
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, warm, sweet, fruity, little bit more leathery notes, some tannins

  3. craide scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Great malt that is clearly dominated by the barrel for me. Very sherry lastig. You have to like it. Definitely needs time and some water.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Dark fruits, sherry flavors pure. Slight adhesive note, plus a cooling fresh mint note.
      Forest honey, oranges, figs, raisins, everything present. Everything very close together.
      Certain spicy notes still come through discreetly.
      With a little water, add some red apple and the cooling mint increases. On top of it still wonderful Christmas spices. Great nose !!
    • Taste
      88 88
      Dark fruits, orange, are paramount.
      Slight note of marzipan. Some spices. Otherwise dark, heavy.
      It takes time. The first was a little too much water. Then everything blurs and the aromas blur. Luckily I had 2 samples. At about 50% it's perfect for me. Everything very harmonious and well integrated.
      It leaves dark chocolate, a few tart notes, plum compote and cherries.
      Tastes really good, but dominated by me to sherry.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium length finish, slight bitterness, coffee, dark chocolate. Some of marzipan, cinnamon, cloves remains. Drying.

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