Glenrothes 20 Years Old Antique Lions of Spirits The Butterflies 57% 1997

€ 225,00 (ex Vat)
272,25 (in Vat)
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Distillery Glenrothes
Bottler Silver Seal
Serie The Butterflies
Bottled for
Distilled date 1997
Bottling date 2017
Country Scotland
Region Speyside
Age 20
Cask Type Bourbon Cask
Cask Number
Alcohol percentage 57
Volume 0,70
Condition In Original Container
Label Perfect

Professional reviews

BOW (88)

Serge Valentin (83)

Colour: amber. Nose: this one’s rather rounder, with more honey and raisins. A more civilised version of the one for Sweden, if you like. Whiffs of stewed strawberries, perhaps. With water: these earthy smells once again, moss, tobacco, cocoa, even a little menthol… The roundness went away. Mouth (neat): rich, rather sweet again. Some kind of peppered orange liqueur with an earthier background (our beloved gentian eau-de-vie), plus some mead and sweet white wine. Perhaps proper PX? With water: pepper up big time. Finish: long, peppery, dry, with some coffee and almost a saltiness. Comments: a very good malt that goes from sweet(ish) to very dry.

OTHER (87)

Nose: better, with more balance and less dirty notes. More barley notes, baked apples and classic oranges, a little brioche and hazelnut praline. Whiffs of wet gravel, nice leafy notes and tree bark. Hints of vanilla, cinnamon and dark bread. More layered and refined. Mouth: autumnal profile again, but balanced. Light tobacco, ginger, hints of marmalade and apples. Nutty notes. Mint and some dry leafy notes. Finish: medium long, fairly dry, on nuts and soft herbs.
The most complex, refined Glenrothes of this trio and my favourite. Autumnal sherry influence without overdoing it. Good

Glenrothes - 20 Years Old Antique Lions of Spirits The Butterflies 57% 1997

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