Overall rating
81.25/100
votes
9
Whiskybase ID
WB70295
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection
Vintage
02.06.1997
Bottled
24.02.2015
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
9255
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
16 jul 2015 8:59 pm by Angelos
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 71.05

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Whisky reviews for Glenrothes 1997 SV

One user has left a review for this whisky. Average rating is 81.25 points.

  1. aboutWhisky scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Because a refill cask was used for this bottling, the sherry does not become too dominant even after 17 years and still lets through the typical Glenrothes distillery character and combines well with it. To like this whisky, however, you have to like two things: firstly, the unmistakable "musty" distillery character of Glenrothes and secondly, the strong influence of the oak with a bitter-spicy finish.

    https://www.aboutwhisky.de/tastingnotes/glenrothes-1996-2015-signatory-vintage/
    • Nose
      The aromas of the sherry are very fruity with dried fruits and berries. There is hardly any sweetness - a clear sign of Oloroso sherry. If you give the whisky some time, it becomes increasingly spicy and notes of oak and nutmeg come through, as well as some leather. After the first taste, the spiciness decreases a bit and the aromas become a bit fruitier and fresher again with fruit cake, ripe apples and citrus fruits such as oranges. The spicy notes become a bit nutty and are reminiscent of marzipan.
    • Taste
      When tasting the whisky spreads directly warming in the mouth. The sherry is dominant at first, but the spiciness on tap counteracts this. Interestingly, the mouthfeel is initially characterized by a sweetness that can hardly be found in the nose. The fruits are reminiscent of fruit cakes and apples, as well as raisins.
    • Finish
      The finish is long and the sweet fruits fade away a bit. They are replaced by dark chocolate and spicy oak notes.

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