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Overall rating
88.00/100
votes
7
Whiskybase ID
181259
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Liquid Art (LA)
Bottling serie
DRAM4ALS
Vintage
1996
Bottled
2020
Casktype
Bourbon cask
Number of bottles
150
Strength
50.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
ALS Fonds Alain Verspecht
Added on
12 Apr 2021 3:42 pm by BertDX
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 170.00

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7 × member ratings

35 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1996 LA

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    ALS is the abbreviation for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, an affliction that is currently the subject of much research. One of our whisky friends, Alain Verspecht, suffers from it and has founded a fund to raise money to find help a cure for this as-of-yet incurable disease. Liquid Art and Dram4ALS have joined forces to release 150 bottles of this 24 years old Glenrothes. No less than 20 EUR of each bottle sold will be donated to the fund, which means a donation of 3.000 EUR at the end of the day. So let’s all make sure these bottles sell out in a flash. Even if you do not drink whisky: it’s Father’s Day soon. Or use it to make a really good cocktails sauce for your prawns. Whatever: just buy it and do the right thing! I have ordered my bottle. Oh, lest I forget: it’s terribly good whisky too!

    The nose is fresh and soft. Apples, pineapple, banana peel and a touch of camphor. Clear caramel and vanille custard. Hint of white chocolate and a sublte floral note. Very pleasant.

    It is quite mouth coating. Good body and great strength. Sweet like the nose, but with a sturdy spiciness as if from white pepper, camphor, liquorice and even some chili. Lemon zest appears, as do some nuts. Make that marzipan. Pineapple becomes grand. Wonderful trace of woodsmoke.

    The finish is medium long, zesty, spicy, warm, mildly drying and simply very satisfying.

    Well, whisky for a good cause and then you bottle this outstanding stuff? I’m going to order me another one.

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