Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Anam na h-Alba (ANHA)
Bottling serie
The Soul of Scotland
Stated Age
19 years old
1st Fill Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
55.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
01 Nov 2016 2:59 pm by Daniel Hohleweg
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 147.00

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Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1997 ANHA

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.26 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A great first-fill barrel has given the Glenrothes a lot. While not dominating the typical dark berries, but this Glenrothes is supported by cherry, orange and intense spicy aromas. A great malt, I like it very much!
    • Nose
      Burnt orange slices and old sour cherries flow from the glass after pouring. A variety of spices mix with roasted cereals, dark chocolate and a touch of wet leather rises from the spicy nose. The alcohol is integrated harmoniously, a subtle tart note turns into intense cherry flavor. Toasted aromas mingle with an extreme cherry and orange aroma.
    • Taste
      Cool cherries dominate the first moment before violent oak tones explode in the mouth. Intense sherry aromas mingle with the now-crisp oak, an intense cherry flavor is above all else. Roasted aromas are noticeable again, the leather aroma is more intense and leaves an aroma of immature walnuts. Orange peels and spicy wood play together, wet leaves occupy the back of the palate. Wet leather and a hint of dry, old tobacco leaves end up again in a fine nut flavor.
    • Finish
      Chubby warm starts the departure. Still roasted aromas, leather and tobacco exude a spicy and fine tart aroma. Fruity elements such as cherries and oranges flash on, wonderfully spicy with a hint of leather and tobacco finish the finish. The aroma of unripe walnuts regains its balance at the end of the finish.

  2. 11insomnium scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Nosing: Full and fruity sherry, old gum, strong, dark fruits with raisins, deep and complex, spicy, lovage, sweet and a little honey

    Tasting: Full, strong and spicy sherry, slightly dry, sweet, dark fruits, bittersweet, oak, Christmas spices

    With water: lighter and fresher, fruity, citrus, tart

    Comment: Sherry Single Cask in a class of its own! A touch less aromatic than Glenrothes - Whisky Broker 1997 (Barrel: 7157)

  3. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Sometimes such a dark sherry soup is really delicious.

  4. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Great whisky! In the nose he has gotten a lot of barrel influence and here plays the sherry in the familiar facets the main role. Taste and finish are much tart and spicy, not so intense fruity. Here you can certainly experiment with water, although the alcohol is well integrated. Nice, barrel-heavy and thus unfortunately interchangeable. Malts in this category are relatively common today.
    • Nose
      Wonderful! Intensive sherry tones, dark fruits, slightly musty meringue wood, forest soil, rum raisins, milk chocolate, cranberries, oranges, redcurrants, honey, oak, leather, clove, juniper. The alcohol is well integrated and ensures only a slight freshness in the nose. Wild berry jam, cola, more cherries and a pinch of pepper. In the second nose clearly roasted almonds.
    • Taste
      Cherries and powerful power, sparkling, followed by a great fruity sherry sweetness, jam, chocolate, leather, oak, honey, light roasted aromas, oranges, the muff is more discreet
    • Finish
      slightly bitter oak, nuts, dry sherry, leather, a touch of salt, tobacco, cherries, more subtle oranges, herbs, cranberries, bay leaves, pleasantly long finish.

  5. Noface83 scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    Nose. musty, wet leaves, dried orange peel, deep dark sherry with hints of dark chocolate, black cherries, cola syrup sweetness and roasted aromas. The oak is noticeable with aromas of leather and Christmas spices. Water changes little on the nose - the spice notes are unfortunately something in the background. The alcohol is great and it is incredibly fun to sniff. There is so much to discover! Only this typical Glenrothes-Modrigkeit brings me out of the dream.
    Taste: the first impact is violent. Cherry cola, peppery intense oak, roasted nuts and brittle leather. The alcohol is now also something to feel the finish then very much dry Olorosso notes: leather, coffee, tobacco, thickened orange juice, walnuts ... Water softens the "Impact" without falsifying the aroma. Rather, it even frees the sherry and makes the whisky sweeter and creamier. Warm and fully occupies the whole mouth and throat. Very pleasant after the violent start in the mouth. The finish is medium long.
    Like really good - looks like a Glendronach Allardice in cask strength with a small shot of Glenrothes character. The Good is very barrel driven and has its strengths clearly in the nose.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Vmarcinv scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    A lot of dried fruit, leather, cellar notes, tobacco, delicate sulfur appears. In taste, the oily, meaty, light sweetness of the fruit turns into dryness, musty, oak, varnish aromas, polish, and leathery. Long finish with dry skin that turns through musty to dried fruit

  7. Pie3k scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

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

  8. Vmarcinv scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

  9. mema82 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. Whiskytoni scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90


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