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Glenrothes 1997 Cl

Overall rating 100 votes 89.65
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Claxton's (Cl)
Bottling serie
The Single Cask
Vintage
28.04.1997
Bottled
16.11.2016
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
1610-7154
Number of bottles
669
Strength
53.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 Dec 2016 1:35 pm by rvdoorn
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 120,00

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 23
Taste 23
Finish 22
Balance 22

Tastingtags

27 Notes

markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Tasting note
07 Sep 2017 6:42 pm
markjedi1 gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Treacle
Nose

This is what I tend to call ‘deep sherry’! Very umami on roast beef, gravy included, dark chocolate, plums and fresh figs. Some bicycle tyre (rubber, but not over the top) and tobacco leaves. Very good indeed. 

Taste

Nicely oily and immediately very spicy on the palate with nutmeg, ginger and even some curcuma. Again those deep sherry notes that make him dark and mysterious. Some coughing syrup, roast beef returns as does the tobacco. Beef jerky, treacle and liquorice. Chocolate kicks in. Powerhouse with a mildly drying effect.

Finish

Wonderfully long finish, but very dry now. At the death a surprising salty note appears, going head to head with the chocolate. I need a glass of water, now…

Comments

Very intense Glenrothes! Not for the faint hearted.

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
Whiskywobbler
Member Senior Whiskywobbler Review note
24 Jun 2017 1:59 am
Whiskywobbler gave this whisky 87 points

True sherry bomb!

Weighted Rate
87
Nose
87
Initial taste
87
Body
86
Finish
86
Price
86
Presentation
92
kimmosuo
Expert Senior kimmosuo Review note
03 Jun 2017 4:58 pm
kimmosuo gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
85.4
Nose
86
Initial taste
85
Body
85
Finish
85
Price
82
Presentation
90
mr.p9
Expert Senior mr.p9 Review note
21 May 2017 5:07 pm
mr.p9 gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
89.2
Nose
89
Initial taste
89
Body
90
Finish
90
Price
89
Presentation
87
Kodos
Member Senior Kodos Note
21 May 2017 12:35 am
Kodos gave this whisky 92 points

An excellent independent sherried Glenrothes. That they put it in a nice bottle is just a happy accident. If you like heavy sherried whisky, this is a must buy! True bomb.

dram-drinker
Moderator dram-drinker Review note
14 Mar 2017 9:11 pm
dram-drinker gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
90
Nose
90
Initial taste
91
Body
90
Finish
89
Price
89
Presentation
91
dram-drinker
Moderator dram-drinker Tasting note
14 Mar 2017 9:31 pm
dram-drinker gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Brown sherry
Nose

Heavy sherry, prunes, dates, also some leather boots, little sweet & spicy - pretty OK

Taste

Very oily and creamy, nice fruity sweetness, prunes and figs are back again, pretty sticky, the sherry wood stays more in the background than expected - not bad

Finish

Medium long, warm and rather sweet than bitter

Comments

Very drinkable and enjoyable - I have to check once against some other heavily sherried Glenrothes distilled in 1997 like the one from Whisky-Fässle but just out of my mind this one at least as good

mr.p9
Expert Senior mr.p9 Review note
06 Mar 2017 12:07 pm
mr.p9 gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
89.7
Nose
90
Initial taste
89
Body
89
Finish
90
Price
91
Presentation
90
Bram84
Expert Senior Bram84 Review note
28 Feb 2017 9:46 pm
Bram84 gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88.1
Nose
88
Initial taste
88
Body
89
Finish
88
Price
87
Presentation
88
ZwiJo
Expert Senior ZwiJo Review note
23 Feb 2017 7:37 pm
ZwiJo gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88.1
Nose
87
Initial taste
88
Body
88
Finish
89
Price
87
Presentation
90

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