Overall rating
Single Malt
Maltmountains (Mamo)
Bottling serie
No. 6
Stated Age
20 years old
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
50.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
08 Jun 2017 6:56 pm by whioli
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 146.00

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43 × member ratings

33 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1997 Mamo

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.95 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Like the color, the malt: dark, fruity, musty. Very direct whisky, the little hint of sulfur is excellent.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Dark fruity and musty. Musty. Like a damp old cellar with a natural background, grubby wooden shelves on the walls, canned fruit that partially opened in front of him. Black cherries, plums, leather, marzipan, coffee powder, yeast. A touch of sulfur. But with all the flavors: Moder and muff are constant companions and shape the nose.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Cherry jam, sugar beet syrup, prunes, cocoa, whole milk chocolate and espresso beans land pretty quickly on the tongue. No malt, where you have to search for aromas for a long time. He is direct, not shy, undisguised. Later come spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves. Lots of chocolate, still. Maybe a bit darker than at the beginning.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Pretty long, still "fat", with cherry liqueur, chocolate, clove powder and: Moder.

  2. Dieter_W scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      As one shoots immediately Black Forest cherries through the nose.
      Then come orange peel, marzipan - raisin and plum - dates and figs. The cherry is very present.
      I can also find a subtle hint of vanilla
      Maybe a bit more sulfur but very low.
      Nice change between sweet and sour
    • Taste
      In the mouth then the wood strikes.
      Nice, pleasant bitterness.
      With coffee - cocoa, liquorice and some sourdough
      The alcohol very well involved.
      And anyway, nothing tweaks and stings somewhere.
      Very well balanced.
    • Finish
      I think it's long.
      It stays permanently in the esophagus.

      Thanks to Classic for this great experience

  3. domani scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A great whisky that presents its facets with intensity. Very strong dark aromas, lots of coffee on the nose and on the palate. The finish is long-lasting and almost sticky. The alcohol is excellently involved in the balance not to mention. It fits a lot together and the result is just great - 16.02.2019
    • Nose
      Wow, what intense, dark flavors. Coffee, dark cherry, ripe banana, pumpernickel, very musty, leathery and musty, cellar scent, moldy wood, apricots in wine, blood orange, cranberry juice, maggi, shallot jus
    • Taste
      Nice sweet and voluminous, woody, caramelized nuts, also on the palate very musty and leathery, subtle astringent, woody, sour cherries, cranberry, coffee flavors, the alcohol is very well tied and the pepper note is perfectly matched, a strong espresso note goes elegantly in one woody-aromatic finish over
    • Finish

  4. kaasklop scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    A fantastic glenrothes with an exceptional nose, full rich body and warm finish. I am not a fan of the standard bottlings of glenrothes but this whisky embodies what i like so much about the glenrothes that deviate from their standard stuff. Simply because it stands out a lot more in it s three step fun program of nosing, tasting and finish. A great whisky of malt mountains.
    • Nose
      Intens, well rounded nose with clear presence of the sherry butt that gives this bit of attractive moldy sweet sense with hints of glaced cookies, coffee aromat, butterscotch. Hence, even roses in the background.
    • Taste
      liquified caramel, amaretto, spiced biscuit and liquorice. quiet strong wood influences from the cask. alcohol is not overpowering. a small mint aftermath. Well balanced!
    • Finish
      Medium-long pleasant finish, leaving some sherry wood behind on the tongue.

  5. whioli scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Note from Pit:
    Glenrothes 20 y.o. malt mountains 1997 – 2017, sherry cask, 50,3%
    Comment:Glenrothes malt mountains Glenrothes ranks really high among blenders, and rightfully so. I also adore this malt with its bloodorange-tang. Oliver Späth already had a nice Glen Keith, Tobermory and the astonishing Bladnoch in his range, and this bottling is his latest. In this one, the sherry is dominant yet not overpowering, it goes in a balsamic direction altogether. There is more to it than just raisins, as some modern casks are these days. It is kirsch gateau (chocolate cake soaked in cherry schnaps) with hazelnuts and fudge, a dessert dram, earthy like a Glendronach but less dry, also whiffs of orange peel, humidor and cedar wood are to be nosed. On the palate it is very typical, a well-balanced sherry dram with blood orange and forest floor. Overall not overly complex but simply good at what it is and does. Long satisfying finish. Thanks Oliver! Good pick, again. Available here.

    Score: 90+



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