Glenrothes 1997 (Creative Whisky Company ‘Exclusive Malts’)

Dramcalendar Day 18

On the eighteenth day of the Dramcalendar, we have the Glenrothes 1997, bottled by David Stirk’s Creative Whisky Company as part of the ‘Exclusive Cask’ series (single casks bottled at cask strength).


Glenrothes 1997 (Creative Whisky Company 'Exclusive Malts')

Glenrothes 1997 (Creative Whisky Company ‘Exclusive Malts’)









Name: Glenrothes 1997
Bottler: Creative Whisky Company
Bottling Series: Exclusive Malts
Distilled: 15.10.1997
Bottled: 2014
Age: 16 Years Old
Category: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery: Glenrothes
Cask Type: Refill Bourbon Hogshead
Cask No.: 15717
No. of bottles: 295
Strength: 56.2% Vol.
Colored: No
Chill Filtered: No


Vanilla balanced by ripe tropical fruits like mangoes, papayas and pineapples. Hints of caramel, wood polish and mint.


Vanilla and honey make a short appearance, followed by bitter spices and wood polish. Then citrus, bitter nougat and toffee emerge.


Very long, drying and warming. Nuts, bitter oranges, dark chocolate and pencil shavings.


Solid but just too bitter for my taste.

Score: 81 / 100


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