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Overall rating
89.40/100
votes
23
Whiskybase ID
WB92689
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
La Famiglia Nostra (LFN)
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Dark 1st fill Sherry/ACE'd in a Sherry Octave
Number of bottles
120
Strength
54.9 % Vol.
Size
350 ml
Label
Distilled at Glenrothes Distillery
Bottled for
The Friends of the Single Malt Whisky Group
Added on
13 Feb 2017 6:30 pm by smaeksle
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 95.00

11 × in wishlist

23 × member ratings

58 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1997 LFN

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.40 points

  1. Peiler scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. Peiler scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    I am really amazed. It is amazing what the second sherry keg must have once again shot at flavors.
    Generally it can be said that the alcohol is well integrated.
    • Nose
      You bring your nose in the direction of the glass and then you get a huge smell of red fruits in the nose. There are cherries, wild berries, grapes and raisins; There are also coffee and dark Schoki / cocoa later wood notes (vanilla) are added. It almost smells like rum pot!
      with water brings the nose something fresher with it - in the direction of sweet apples - is there pineapple?
      In original strength and with a little water: no stinging alcohol. great
    • Taste
      wahnnisnnig complex, but great to separate.
      First sweet fruity (plums, raisins), then fresher to red fruits - almost juicy. Then chocolate and coffee are added and later a bit of malt comes through until finally the barrel comes to fruition.
      with water, the malty fruitiness comes through a bit more ... and I say, there's pineapple or something else tropical ...
    • Finish
      Drives the saliva like crazy!
      still has this sweetness, which then ends rather dry in roasted cocoa notes.
      Somehow there is more, but you do not get it as nice as on the palate - too bad
      Edit: After 10min I happened to have this roast notes in my mouth again and had to grin.

  3. rhnc scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

  4. bertram scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. bertram scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    The recent ripening has brought even more complexity in the Glenrothes, very well done. The whisky makes drinking enjoyable, but unfortunately there is not much of it.
    • Nose
      very sweet on the nose with dried plums, raisins, red berries, dark chocolate and a light coffee aroma. At the end also a clear oak aroma in the nose, the alcohol is very well integrated, no stinging in the nose, very fine
    • Taste
      first the sweet dried fruit again, light hints of grapefruit stew with its bitterness, dark chocolate and cocoa. Then come clearly the tannins of the barrel and you wait like crazy on the fact that the tannins make even wider in the mouth and it is too much, but .... it comes nothing
    • Finish
      The finish is then eternal with beautiful sweetness and around integrated alcohol, in the end but then remains a dry mouthfeel, but that is consistent with the whisky.

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