Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Claxton's (Cl)
Bottling serie
The Single Cask
Stated Age
19 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
53.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 Dec 2016 1:40 pm by rvdoorn
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 275.00

39 × in wishlist

184 × member ratings

188 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1997 Cl

38 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.80 points

  1. theograph scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Ein Sherryhammer a la old school - a true christmas galore! Top! PLV: 9/10
    • Nose
      Maggie satt! Fleischig, schwefelig und staubig; dunkle herbe Schokolade; Holzpolitur, Zedernholz, Zirgarrenrauch, merh Schweflenoten; kanidierte rote Früchte, schwere süße und zugleich leicht bittere Rumkirschen; altes, säurebetontes Eichenholz, dunkle Schokolade, Espresso, Irish Coffee? Noten von Cognac;
    • Taste
      Trocken/staubig und eine gehörige Portion altes Eichenholz, sehr mächtig! Edel polierte Zigarrenkiste, kalter Zigarrenrauch, mehr poliertes Holz, speckiges Leder, Schwefel bzw. Schießpulver, verborgene Noten von Rumkirschen, Sherryfrucht im Hintergrund - subtil alter und gereifter Sherry; Kakaopulver, Tiramisu, Rumkuchen;
    • Finish
      Würzig, Eiche satt! Wieder Rumfrüchte und das Tiramisu, sehr mächtig!

  2. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Tasted with Whiskyclub Spakenburg
    • Nose
      Leather, black currant, cassis, drying and custard. Dates, some pepper and orange.
    • Taste
      Forest fruits, coffee and Butterscotch.
    • Finish
      Drying with Butterscotch and forst fruits.

  3. Kodos scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    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.

  4. -sAxo- scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  6. Derufus scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  7. penumbra scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    All the flavors are clean and pure, the layering and impact are great, personally like it. If you want to pick a problem, the wine is dry, and the fruity taste is not obvious.
    • Nose
      Shirley bomb, damp wood (approximately Dona single barrel), dark fruit, licorice, caramel, high fruity and sweetness, thick smell, oak, black currant, fleshy texture, slight leather .
    • Taste
      Spicy, dry wooden board, bitter herbs, espresso, black chocolate, cough syrup, a little tannin and tobacco, after the heavier flavor passes, slowly emerges the juice and sweetness of various black fruits, cream, Fruit candy, dried prunes, figs.
    • Finish
      Very long, hand rushed to Kenya, plank, Shirley.

  8. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Sample brought from whiskysample.nl
    • Nose
      86 86
      Very intense dark sherry notes, coffee, leathery, dried figs, prunes. Unmistakenly good sherry profile, but a little tired and boring. Sweet and concentrated fruit syrup.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Strong sherry notes, dark chocolate, dried fruit sweetness. Rather hot on the tongue, some water might help. Strong oakiness, almost bitter.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Dry and bitter tannin, quite creamy and spicy. Medium long.

  9. toklian scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    N 21 P 21 F 21 B 20

  10. Thermidor scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    It's good, but most likely the cask would have yielded similar quality results regardless of the spirit.
    • Nose
      Feels like a typical contemporary strongly sherried cask. Meat stock cubes, meat pastries, slightly rubbery sherry. It's robust and well put together, but there are many like this one. Somewhat Glendronach if you catch my drift.
    • Taste
      Quite strong and biting neat, but with a rich, full sherriness that hasn't got any unpleasant notes like sulphur and relatives, or lipstick. Works wonderfully in the mouth as is, but sadly water makes it Just Another Sherry Cask. 
    • Finish
      The finish is mostly on the sherry, with the meat pastries coming back in the tail.


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