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Glenrothes 1997 W-F

Overall rating
89.38/100
votes
109
Whiskybase ID
WB96844
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whisky-Fässle (W-F)
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Strength
50.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Phoenix Irish Pub Lauffen im Vogtshof
Market
de Germany
Added on
30 may 2017 7:58 am by ted.striker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 199.00

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109 × member ratings

146 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1997 W-F

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.38 points

  1. Noface83 scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    Nose: it smells as dark as it looks, earthy, dates, heavy wine sweetness, chocolate, some tannin and wood varnish, old wood, mustard seeds, a pinch of gunpowder (but really just a touch). As expected, a dark sherry bomb with neat wood and a slightly dirty impact. Not more but also not less. I like it ^^
    Taste: full and slightly tingling, lots of chocolate, dried fruit, dark honey, orange, then backward dark chocolate, coffee and spicy cinnamon. The finish again full of espresso notes, spicy wood and sherry sweets. Strong (slightly alcoholic) and then suddenly gone and suddenly he comes back with this wood and varnish note including plums and stays really long. Horny thing with a very dry and woody character but always sherry sweetness shows. Great experience but the finish would have liked to have something more abundance.
    A great specimen of the many 97 Glenrothes. Less dirty and "sulphurous" than many others. This one is more on the woody side with bitter chocolate and coffee aromas.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Deep, with nougat, a lot of dark chocolate, looks very fat. Vinous, with nuts, and also some blackberries in withdrawal.
    • Taste
      A nice big spicy sherry, but even more dynamic than the nose suggested!
    • Finish
      In line.

      Classic, but SUPER well executed! The greedy side surpasses the vinous side.

      Enthusiasm 4/5

      Whisky n ° 1953

  3. aspa scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Smells exactly what it looks like, darker sherry not the typical sugared raisins and dried plums. Very strong brown sugar and caramel, velvety soft and interestingly complex. The alk is perfectly integrated. After a little bit more bitter and sweet, powdered sugar and oak?
    In the mouth exactly the same as in the nose, I don't notice any difference and I am just happy to be able to try this beautiful whisky.
    The finish is not very long, but just as pleasant and then some bitter black chocolate remains in your mouth for a while longer.

    Great!

    N-89, T-90, F-88 Great 89 points with room for improvement
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. stalker1971 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  5. DramTimeDE scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    beautiful 1997, flawless, impressing nose, that i can smell for hours - i like it just a little less on the taste, compared to the wonderful sister cask https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/118340/glenrothes-1997-w-f
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Not as bad as I thought from the nose, very intense sherry notes with few flaws, really tasty for a modern part.
    • Nose
      Strange stable note on the nose for a while, behind it quasi pure sherry wine, almost too much eigtl., Plum in dark honey, sap cherry, furniture polish, red apple, roibos tea, a touch of black pepper, later leather
    • Taste
      Cherry juice, plum must, black pepper, baked apple, manuka honey, mahogany cupboard and furniture polish, nutmeg, cinnamon, tick liquorice and cumin, only subtle oak
    • Finish
      Cherry pits, raisins, cherry cake, liquorice, medium length

  7. KILLSWLTCH scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Roland7 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Sherbet, oatmeal cookies, raisins, hematogen, cabernet, strawberries, raspberries, old wood, glue, sulfur, old leather goods.

  9. SimpletonOfDufftown scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    A little funky, a little rough, but so intense yet balanced. A sherry bomb with personality!
    • Nose
      92 92
      Sweet heavens. Strong nougat, packed brown sugar and an undertone reminiscent of the alcoholic fruit filling inside some chocolates.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Drier than the nose promises, and I'm happy about it. A little rough and sharp with half a teaspoon of water, but not much. It only gives it character. Much more tobacco than the nose, but otherwise the same. Thick and oily.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Some sweetness comes around at the end. Very long, typical sherried finish.

  10. coldsun scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Heavy with strong and impressive notes of sherry, chocolate, solvent, citruses and sweet spices.

  11. Kensay scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Smooth sherry whisky without bright impressions. Balanced, no failures, but no vivid impressions
    • Nose
      First mash and solvent, then wine notes, smoked plums and dried fruits
    • Taste
      Dry, dried fruit, some spices and oil
    • Finish
      The aftertaste is smooth, sweet smoked dried fruits, long-lasting and even

  12. mema82 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  13. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  14. toklian scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N 21 P 21 F 21 B 21

  15. Alba Gu Brath scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

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