Overall rating
92.09/100
votes
37
Whiskybase ID
WB149074
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Ian Macleod (IM)
Bottling serie
Speyside
Vintage
03.1997
Bottled
01.2020
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
3644
Number of bottles
510
Strength
55.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Baltic Sea - Viking Line
Added on
15 feb 2020 3:24 pm by Thorleifs
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 160.00

74 × in wishlist

37 × member ratings

104 × in collection

Whisky reviews for The Cigar Malt 1997 IM

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.09 points.

  1. Gråmantel scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    3cl Sample. I'm sure I tried the 2019 edition but unfortunately I did not make any notes of it but I remember that it was a good dark sherry matured whisky in the style of A'bunaidh. Good but do not really recognize Mortlachen here, the casks are doing the talking - but it's good casks.
    • Nose
      Sweet. Plums, almonds, hazelnuts, orange chocolate. Complex.
    • Taste
      Oily. Dark fruits. Cinnamon, dry spice, a little tobacco. Pinches the edges of the tongue.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Tobacco again, dry. Almost a bit in the Armagnac direction. The aroma was the best, the finish I experience a little younger, not rich as a 22-year-old whisky. If you like this style of whisky, it's probably delicious and high scores, but personally I give it 87p.

  2. DimiIkon scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
      An exceptional nose of old, mature sherry! It is fantastic! Dried fruit, raisins, dark chocolate.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Full-bodied with a complex flavour and a lot of taste. Sweet tea, raisins, spices, red berries.
      Well balanced! Only gets better with a little water.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, pleasant, warm. Caramel, dried fruit and caramel.

  3. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  4. dAneng584 scored this whisky 94 points Member Junior

    Exceptional sherry whisky.

  5. Solen83 scored this whisky 97 points Newbie

    Wow! So well balanced and delicious.
    Notes from dried fruits, toffee and caramel. Can’t fell any sulfury.

  6. Gurk83 scored this whisky 98 points Member Senior

    Nectar, fruity. All the things needed for a top class sherry cask whisky

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