Review #1022 – The Glenrothes 20yr Signatory Vintage 1997, Spec’s Selection

Review #1022 | Scotch Review #347 – Glenrothes 20yr Signatory Vintage 1997 Spec’s Selection

The Schtick: This is an independent bottling of spirit distilled at Glenrothes for Signatory Vintage. It was matured for 20 years in a refill sherry butt before being selected by Spec’s in Texas. It was bottled at cask strength with no filtering or coloring.


Distiller: Glenrothes

Bottler: Signatory Vintage

ABV: 51.3% ABV

Age: 20 Years

Distilled: 06/02/1997

Bottled: 09/29/2017

Cask: 9260

Bottle Number: 242 / 539


Nose: Caramel, figs, raisin bread. Toffee, buttered pecan. Sweet rich and musty. Pipe tobacco. Graham cracker. Date fruits.

Taste: Thin to medium mouth feel. Minor heat. Sweet caramel, honey, figs, raisin bread. Heat grows with time. Sulfur. Lovely toffee and caramel. Nice and nutty.

Finish: Long, rich and sweet. Honey, nutty, caramels, figs and sulfur.

Overall: Strangely reminiscent of Classic Cut 2017 with more must, pipe tobacco and a hair more sulfur.

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Rank: 7


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