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Overall rating
89.66/100
votes
84
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whisky-Fässle (W-F)
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Strength
51.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
12 Nov 2016 12:33 pm by GlenPiWi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 156,25

33 × in wishlist

84 × member ratings

88 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1997 W-F

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.66 points

  1. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I cannot taste anything else but the sherry. If that is the whole point, mission accomplished.

  2. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Boah is delicious, you can not say more about that. I could get it.
    • Nose
      As if one smelled of a freshly prepared cocoa, in connection with the alcohol I always like to speak of Lumumba, which is quite good here, at the right angle I have a touch of sulfur with it, which I personally always find exciting, there are raisins and rotten old wood, Lumumba describes the nose for me but 80% sufficient, who does not like it.
    • Taste
      as expected full-bodied, oily, starts sweet, raisin syrup, hanuta, some licorice, here are the raisins dominant and the cocoa only to divine, the second sip I then suddenly again the cocoa much clearer, also a little espresso, bittersweet, the second Sip is very different from the first, it makes a whisky really exciting, the alcohol is super integrated, you quickly forget that you have over 50% in the glass.
    • Finish
      hinterrauus then clearer nuts, becoming woodier, but still these sweet-walled raisins, the mouth is almost sticky, lingers for a long time, even here at the second sip less sweet, apparently my mouth has got used to it, nice nutty

  3. Dominique69 scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

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

  4. pianoman scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      First, methane gas. Then plum jam, damp soil, rotten wood. Old cognac. Sour cherry jam. Sangria. Ethereal with eucalyptus, mint and sage.
    • Taste
      Oily, sweet, spicy. Dark cherries, blood oranges, raspberries. Earl Gray tea. Crepes with chocolate and brown sugar. Bark, some pepper.

  5. Mark-E scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. ovanpuyvelde did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 200€ at Whisky Auction (September 2017).

  7. thijs100 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The epitome of of a sherry bomb, a certainty to hit all the right spots with fans of this profile.
    • Nose
      Well, hello! As the colour already suggest, this is a sherry bomb. Quite savory with a nice amount of cured meat. Some shoe polish too. But there's also cinnamon, raisins, cocoa powder and a whole array of dried fruits. A whiff of sulphur, which I alway finds works strangely well in a sherried Glenrothes.
    • Taste
      Rich and syrupy mouthfeel. Cherries, figs, bitter dark chocolate. Espresso too. Plenty of spices as well. Cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon. It's all there. Somewhat meaty and fairly dry. Lovers of sherried whiskies live for this stuff.
    • Finish
      Spicy, dark chocolate. Drying and long.

  8. GIORGOS scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The nose is the best part. Very complex.                                               Compared with Glenrothes 24 Cadenhead Small Batch.
    • Nose
      Coffee, syrup, orange, strawberries, butter scotch and chocolate. Blossom, later some forest fruits - black currant, peach and nuts - pecan and noga.
    • Taste
      Fruity, orange, syrup, some pepper and again coffee.
    • Finish
      Drying with mint and liquorice.

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