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Overall rating
88.66/100
votes
155
Whiskybase ID
WB88047
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whiskybroker.co.uk (WhB)
Vintage
28.04.1997
Bottled
17.10.2016
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
7157
Number of bottles
643
Strength
53.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 Oct 2016 3:32 pm by Tom03
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 103.52

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155 × member ratings

220 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1997 WhB

40 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.66 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 86 points Moderator

    Quite a lot of rubber - definitely a typical Glenrothes 1997
    • Nose
      86 86
      Dried fruits, raisins, plums, dates, fresh rubber, toffee, spices, molasses, nutmeg, sherry wood, little nutty
    • Taste
      87 87
      Little punchy, oily, creamy, good sweetness, more spicy, nutmeg, cinnamon, toffee, chocolate, sherry wood, hints of rubber and leather, more dried fruits, raisins
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long, warm, spicy, woody

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, hints of sulfur, almost chewable sherry, quite typical of these 97 dark rothes.

  3. dramspotter did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    As well as the noted share with TWB this cask was shared with:
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/89820/glenrothes-1997-d242

  4. mema82 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    He is dark! The sherry clearly has the upper hand. In addition, spices. The Rothes character is already there, but not quite so present (relatively). Also, he is doing quite well. But with water, the dirty things of Glenrothes get through better. In the mouth then again a lot of sherry. I'm just wondering if I like that. I say yes. But only because it is a Glenrothes. Less succinct whiskys would probably taste too much of chopped sherry.

  7. robain scored this whisky 95 points Specialist

    • Nose
      95 95
      Dark chocolate, dark fruits, dark sherry, overall very dark notes.. raisin, sweetness, wood
    • Taste
      94 94
      Dry and dark sherry, sweet, notes of sulphur but not in a bad way,
    • Finish
      95 95
      Vanilla, dark sherry again, somewhat short though but delicious.

      Glenrothes is my favourite distillery so I might be a bit colored In my review

  8. laurensl scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. EJS scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. 11insomnium scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Nosing: Full and intense sherry with spices, old gum, deep and complex, full and aromatic, dark and ripe fruit, sweet syrup, sweet and musty of lovage, old wood and tobacco, strong and spicy

    Tasting: Full, strong and intense fruity sherry, spicy and sweet, dark chocolate, oak, complex

    With water: flowery, fruity syrup, sherry with spices, citrus, bittersweet

    Comment: Sherry Single Cask in a class of its own! A touch more aromatic than Glenrothes - Anam na h-Alba 1997 (Barrel: 7155)

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