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).
|Bottler:||Creative Whisky Company|
|Bottling Series:||Exclusive Malts|
|Age:||16 Years Old|
|Category:||Single Malt Scotch Whisky|
|Cask Type:||Refill Bourbon Hogshead|
|No. of bottles:||295|
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