This review focuses on the first of two delicious expressions of Glenrothes and this was distilled in 1997, matured in a refill sherry hogshead for 19 years before being bottled at a natural cask strength of 58.5% in 2017.
So, let's dive right into the review!
The Single Cask Glenrothes 1997 19 Years Old #L1097 (58.5% abv)
Nose: Perfumed, dense and dark, with a pronounced sherried note coupled with soft malt, prunes and apricots. Slight acetone and oak, with black pepper, creosote and earth. Palate: Rich sherry, slightly bitter oak and red fruits combining well with cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa powder and black pepper. More red fruits emerge over time. Finish: Long and lingering finish, with the mellow sweetness and red fruits dominant along with the slightly bitter oak and vestigial hints of cinnamon and nutmeg.
This expression is sold out worldwide.