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Overall rating
83.48/100
votes
31
Whiskybase ID
WB80399
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection
Vintage
15.10.1997
Bottled
08.01.2016
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
15956
Number of bottles
625
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
25 Mar 2016 10:18 pm by aphex
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 62.84

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Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1997 SV

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.48 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2017]  A german (of course!) connoisseur wrote in his review below "schöne Schwefelnoten" (beautiful sulphury notes) - so it is true:  Some Germans really like sulphury flavours in their whisky.  Do not get me wrong - everybody is free to like anything...  But the same way everybody is free to dislike anything too!  And I hate sulphur in a whisky as this scurfy and disgusting taste blocks my olfactory cells and tastebuds for hours (and sometimes even days).  The colour of this dram is pale straw what indicates that the sherry cask must have been very inactive (or stale).  In fact I do not find a lot of sherry-induced aromas in here, just the sulphur survived in this dead cask.  Yes, the ingredients of the devil are immortal...  But why the hell (literally!) someone puts precious spirit into a devilish but otherwise dead cask?  The cask shortage crisis in Scotland must be very serious if distilleries get that desperate...
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      79 79

  2. pianoman scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Freshly lit match. Light toast with honey. Gooseberries, rhubarb, green apple.
    • Taste
      Hay, green apple, some pepper. White chocolate. Wet cardboard, vodka lemon.

  3. rb854 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. mr.p9 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. squaadgras scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. rpvdwel scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. Noface83 scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    Nose: beautiful sulfur note, meringue malt, heavy sherry sweetness with raisins, some milk chocolate, light alcohol - all in all very pleasing but also something simple and certainly not something for everyone.
    Taste: powerful onset with honey sweetness, again sulfur, a comical fruity New Make liquor, on the finish then very malty and sweet with a slight moderation and still this funny alcohol note. Sometimes I like it very much.
    Conclusion: great nose and great first start but then something is added to throw the whisky something off the track. Nevertheless, good 85 pts from me.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. didi1893 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    That should have been a refill Sherry Butt? But then it must have been a pretty "exhausted" sherry keg. The color and the aroma are more reminiscent of a bourbon barrel. The taste of Glenrothes is still very delicious!
    • Nose
      Malty sweetness with a hint of vanilla flows out of the glass. Slightly sticky glue mixes with a musty note, a hint of overripe fruit comes through the sweetness.
    • Taste
      Subtle fruity notes determine the first sip. Slightly bitter wood flavors now dominate the taste, light sweetness tries to make its way through the increasingly spicy wood. Some chocolate flavor is noticeable.
    • Finish
      The finish begins with a slightly spicy pepper note. Oak flavors dominate the finish again. Some sweetness and a hint of fruit fight through the discreetly sharp oak notes. At the very end of the finish a fine but intense walnut aroma is created.

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