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Glenrothes 1997 CA

Overall rating
88.61/100
votes
91
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 7:26 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 139,00

17 × in wishlist

91 × member ratings

114 × in collection

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. 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.

  4. Ed Radour scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

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

  5. 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!

  6. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    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.

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