Glenrothes 1997 CA

Overall rating
87.93/100
votes
139
Whiskybase ID
WB97730
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead's (CA)
Bottling serie
Wood Range - Sherry Cask
Vintage
1997
Bottled
Summer 2017
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
528
Strength
58.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 jun 2017 7:41 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 139.00

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Whisky reviews for Glenrothes 1997 CA

34 users have left 34 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.93 points.

  1. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A very special treat that is definitely exceptional and may not appeal to everyone - it convinces me right down the line.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Dry sherry flavors and an interesting note of sulfur initially open. It takes a lot of time, because gradually dark fruits, tobacco and coffee rise from the glass, Kellermuffigkeit and spice join, then forest honey.

      Water opens it and makes the aromas clearer.
    • Taste
      91 91
      The taste is complex, in addition to tobacco, tea and coffee move dark inlaid fruits, such as figs, blackberries and dates the mouth, light dryness and sulfur notes accompany the exciting taste experience. Spicy, full, fruity. With water he is a revelation.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long. Mint, oak, light dryness. Then sour citrus notes on the palate, like sour fruit candy that spreads throughout the mouth.

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  3. Sith 45 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Cubey666 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    #1650
    • Nose
      85 85
      sulphur, leather, nuts, mocha, chocolate, creamy caramel, almonds,
    • Taste
      86 86
      old books, caramel, old leather, old books, caramel,
    • Finish
      87 87
      creamy, wood, nuts, light caramel, old book, laurel, custard,

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 84 points Photo Moderator

    Modern Glenrothes - I prefer the old ones (pre 1989)
    • Nose
      83 83
      Nutty, earthy, dusty, leathery, tobacco, dried fruits, cherry, sherry, cocoa
    • Taste
      84 84
      Oily, liquorice, sherry, dark honey, subtle sweetness, rum soaked cherries, tobacco, spices, cloves, leathery
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium long, warm, nutty, sherry, leathery

  6. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    sulphur, dark fruits, liquorice, cocoa, tobacco, toffee, the sulphur is really not to my liking

  7. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A lot of sulphur, typical sherried Glenrothes. A dirty touch, very pleasant for sure.
    • Nose
      88 88
      A lot of sulphur, overripe fruits, sorup, linoleum. But sulphur dominates.
    • Taste
      88 88
      A lot of sulphur again, powerful, sparkling, ripe fruits, thick, a bit of diesel.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Still sulphur, smooth now, ripe fruits, dirty notes,but pleasant. Medium long.

  9. Willum scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  11. WantsWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  12. Mark-E scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  13. NiceDram12 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Excellent! Caramel Sweet. Sherry, pepper and very strong. Need Water? For me I don't want.

  14. STL scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  15. nallacam scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Intense, strong Glenrothes, with a good barrel influence.
    For me, it has a slight sulfur note that somewhat clouded the overall picture.
    But of course it's a matter of taste.

  16. MasterMork scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  17. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  18. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Here, of course, sherry, the typical dirty, musty notes of Glenrothes and then even more wood than the WID: 93723. He is also pretty good. But it gets better with water. Compared to the SV here is more tension and complexity, through the stronger wood influence, in there. I like it.

  19. Ed Radour scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  20. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Really more complex and interesting with water, otherwise it could be any distillery as everything is put on the barrel but it is devilishly good.
    Enthusiasm Nose 4/5 Mouth 4/5 Final 3/5 (4/5 with water) Whisky n ° 1722
    • Nose
      Caramel and nutella! Gourmand, everything on the barrel, a liquid candy! With water, blackberry jam and strawberries.
    • Taste
      Sweet but spicy, a little sulfur but it dissipates with a little water.
    • Finish
      Spices (clove, among others). Slightly tannic. With a little water, become bright!

  21. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  22. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  23. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I found this to be a rather typical Glenrothes to be honest. Earthy and rich, with a flinty edge that adds depth. My only gripe is the lack of sweetness on the palate, but that is a rather subjective thing. Not too sure about the value for money, but Cadenheads is always a little pricer anyway. That being said, this is tasty malt whisky and lovers of dry sherry will love this even more.
    • Nose
      Fat and winey, sour and sweet overtones. Oranges, flinty caramel, and mint chocolate. Familiarity to other full-sherried Glenrothes arise quickly – earthy, savory, and umami-esque. With water: honey and beeswax – reminiscent of refill wood.
    • Taste
      Full impact of dry tannins. Cloying caramel, herbal honey, and associations of marshmallow! With water: Some sugared limes are evanescently emerging, licorice, and tart plums.
    • Finish
      Medium. The raisins and with that also sweetness arrive late! Somewhat bitter tannins and overt oakiness.

  24. Dottore scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Schee! 87 points, if the sulfur note at the beginning would not be so obtrusive (disappears after a long time)
    • Nose
      Heieiei, clear sulfur. Bääähhhhh. But then come nice dark fruits, dates, raisins, cherries, blackberries. a bit perfumed
    • Taste
      Musty, very musty. Dusty library. Leather. The dark fruits quickly turn into dry bitterness. something chilicatch on the palate.
    • Finish
      Musty. Peppery. Sweet then bitter. altogether beautiful, smooth finish. The throat becomes quite dry, whereas the tongue base feels a lot of sweetness.

  25. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    In the nose and in the mouth a real sherry board, in exactly this order - at first sherry, then oak board. This Fasslastigkeit in the finish says to me less, therefore only 88 instead of 90 points. Note: Notes from a blind tasting.
    • Nose
      Ui, at first clearly sulfur, with the association burned match. Dark plum jam, Mon Cheri praline (cherry and chocolate), dusty old leather sofa. The alcohol is barely noticeable.
    • Taste
      Hardly sweet, instead becomes quickly dry and astringent on the tongue. A little pepper, with the continuation of the nose: plum jam, Mon Cheri, sulfur, with strong oak flavor.
    • Finish
      Pretty long. This is primarily due to the oak notes, which are set intense. Some pepper, sulfur and espresso.

  26. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Ultra-classic Sherrymalt the "old" school. I like it.
    • Nose
      Sherry, straightforward and direct, but rather dry, with a beautiful oaky spiciness, slightly sour fruity, but the wood brings in great maturity and earthy components.
    • Taste
      peppery, sherry, a bit sweeter here, but in total still rather dry sherry with a lot of spice and spices, old wood, a little bitterness and a slight mustiness.
    • Finish
      the emphasis is on oak notes, harsh, some foliage, a slight sherry sweetness in the background.

  27. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  28. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sulphur, cherry, toffee and orange.
    • Taste
      Toffee, pepper, cherry, sulphur and cocoa. Water adds a little peach.
    • Finish
      Toffee, sulphur and cocoa.

  29. malthead-sven scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The good barrel leaves just enough space for the spirit, very tasty
    • Nose
      dark pickled cherries, raspberries, soft Rumkugeln, uncooled grape juice, Black Forest cake, very clear sherry and some alcohol, fruits from the rum pot, Nesquik cocoa powder, with water, the slightly musty character is brought to light, orange peel, orange peel, marzipan and fennel
    • Taste
      supple but tough, macadamia nuts, fruit tea, lots of dark fruit, mentos, still tingling but also chocolaty
    • Finish
      After Eight, Assam tea, slowly rising, pleasing bitterness, Christmassy, ​​intensively covers the cheeks

  30. theograph scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A terrific sherry hammer. Perfect for the end of a successful whisky evening!
    • Nose
      A lit match at the beginning, cigar smoke, leather polish, cedar wood, dark chocolate, fermented red fruit;
    • Taste
      Extremely strong in the start, very strong impressions of raw ham, grilled or almost black beefsteak, dried berries, sulfur, subtle smoky or the smell of a sticky pub at the end of an evening; Wooden floor, dusty furniture; The sulfur is not to be forgotten!
    • Finish
      Medium to long, total mouth filling, dusty, old, heavy, old slightly wet oak wood towards the end;

  31. Noface83 scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    Nose: cooked ham, sulfurized raisins, a bit musty cellar, gingerbread, heavy dark fruity sherry, ginger and subtle oak. With water it changes a lot. Now the fruity notes of the sherry and the oak are a little more effective.

    Taste: a lot of umami and gunpowder, prune, sulfur, freshly tanned leather, the alcohol is well integrated - but tempts the aromas neat power. In the finish then next to the sulfur (with aromas of old eggs) a lot of sherry sweetness, citric acid and musty oak. Here as well, as in the nose, water helps to create a more fruity and gentler experience without losing the good flavor depth.
    Super Glenrothes desperately needs water. So you get a wonderful combination of dark fruity sherry and musty sulfur notes. Exactly my thing but if you can start with umami and sulfur in the whisky little you should have no joy with the dram.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  32. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/09/27/dramboree-2017-dramming-table-day-2/

    N: All is good with this classic Rothes and its big copper=sherried sulphury notes.
    T: Amazingly amenable for a malt in the high 50s [abv].
    F: A nice curve into bitter-sweet with a sour finish.
    C: Very decent as expected, given the consistency and quality of both Glenrothes as a distillery and Cadenhead as a bottler.Scores a B-

  33. gerardsmike scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  34. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Sherry, Sherry and more Sherry on the nose. Another true Cadenhead Sherry bomb (this must be a first fill). A few drops of water released some wonderful fruity notes (fresh ripe orchard fruits mingle alongside the dark berries from the Sherry cask), with a hint of some musty and warming spices (mulled wine?) lurking in the background adding extra complexity. Great stuff. Syrupy and thick on the palate, with some drying oak and leather notes alongside the rich Sherry fruits. Long, lingering syrupy finish, with the Sherry fruits remaining until the very end. If you love Sherry bombs, this is a must (and it's much better value for money than the comparable OB Glendronach releases of a similar age). Yet another great cask selection from Mark and colleagues at Cadenhead!

  35. Tauti did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Sounds like a sister cask of this little guy: https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/90083/glenrothes-1997-cl.

    Especially if you see Cadenhead's tasting notes:

    Nose: Heavy sherry, quite meaty with raisin and then some floral notes with nutmeg and grated ginger.

    Palate: Huge sherry influence, big and bold. Old leather, beef jerky and grape must.

    Finish: Once the heavy sherry and dark fruits pass this becomes creamy with some lemon and lime highlights.
    I am gonna buy a bottle and check that!

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