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Overall rating
88.61/100
votes
98
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (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

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.61 points

  1. 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

  2. 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;

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. Ed Radour scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

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

  8. 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!

  9. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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