- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- La Famiglia Nostra (LFN)
- Stated Age
- 19 years old
- Dark 1st fill Sherry/ACE'd in a Sherry Octave
- Number of bottles
- 54.9 % Vol.
- 350 ml
- Distilled at Glenrothes Distillery
- Bottled for
- The Friends of the Single Malt Whisky Group
- Added on
- 13 Feb 2017 6:30 pm by smaeksle
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Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1997 LFN
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.40 points
- 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.
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
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 ...
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.
- 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.
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
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
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.