Overall rating
Single Malt
Claxton's (Cl)
Bottling serie
The Single Cask
Stated Age
11 years old
Bourbon Hogshead + 1st Fill PX Sherry Octave
1855 - 1564B
Number of bottles
57.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Added on
16 Nov 2018 11:18 am by McBeck
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 72.90

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23 × member ratings

34 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 2007 Cl

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.80 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    [February, 2019] A quick review of a sample and because this is a sherry release exclusively for the German market I suspect a devilish dram...

    ...no, it is not (as long as you do not add water). But it is not a great sherry maturation either - I call this an average modern-style sherried whisky with some flaws and off-notes (cheesy, vegetative, minor sulphurous). It is okayish to drink but I do not ask for a second dram, to be honest...
    • Nose
      83 83
      The colour is russetmuscat and the nose shows a modern sherry profile with some cheesy notes but no sulphur - hooray! Oops, no hooray - after some breathing whiffs of sulphur enfold, so sad. No, this is not an appealing sherried nose (to me) but it is not really bad either. I simply like the old style sherry maturations more than these new ones that obviously are produced using "designed" casks (bodegas rush sherry cask seasoning to meet the increasing demand of the distilleries).
    • Taste
      86 86
      The taste is better on bold modern sherry flavours but the Glenrothes malt can cope with that and the barley sugars hold their head up. It is greatly chewable with more chocolatey and fruity-nutty flavours joining in as well as some autumn-floral notes from the malt. It gets a little bitter towards the finish (the heavy tannins of the designed casks take their toll) and yes, there is a minor sulphurous note in-between but this is not annoying.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The dram arrives warming and nicely coating on the palate without distracting moments. The finish is long and turns more bitter with tea-tobacco-sulphurous notes but it never gets unpleasantly. Towards the very end a tasty flash of dark chocolate flavours pops up that is very interesting. Water releases stronger sulphurous notes (matches) so if you are a hell boy (or girl) add some - otherwise stay with the neat dram...

  2. stollimaus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The sister barrel of the whisky club Lichtenstein (122019) shows in the nose a little more caramel, has less acidity and is thus a little more balanced and rounder.
    This one also does not show the coffee chocolate in the finish, which is present in the barrel of the whisky club Lichtenstein.

  3. didi1893 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The sherry octave has done a great job. Intense and creamy PX aromas on the nose and in the taste, in the finish it looks wonderfully creamy and oily. I like the musty and fermented base note very well, only the alcohol I feel not perfectly integrated. Well, a little youthful and impetuous, this Glenrothes still seems to me ...
    Otherwise, this bottling is quite delicious and has its charm. Today I award 87 points with air up.

    22/22/22/21 (87P)
    • Nose
      Wonderfully silky and reddish copper radiates from the Premium Snifter, from far away fermented, slightly musty fruit flavors are perceptible. Raisins are creamy in rum, milk chocolate and cocoa powder merge, discreetly musty and decayed wood tones dominate the first impression. Sulfur is minimal, despite a stately 57.3% alcohol content, the alcohol is barely perceptible. In my opinion, a slightly metallic youth does not deny me, but the luscious sherry flavors make up for this small flaw. Abrasion of orange peel and a hint of citrus fruits follow. Slowly, my saliva is stimulated, I'm looking forward to the first sip.
    • Taste
      The first impression is musty and musty, fermented and dried berries fall on the tongue. Suddenly, the alcohol is present, voluminous distributed chubby warmth with a hint of pepper in the palate. In the aftermath wonderful creamy sweetness in the back of the tongue, milk chocolate and raisins stick sweet on the tongue, caramel and dried orange peel come on. Sugar and creamy toffee dissolve tentatively from the dominant sherry flavors, creamy blurred taste and aftertaste.
    • Finish
      Sweet milk chocolate and creamy hazelnuts stick to the palate, subtle musty fruit notes and decayed wood tones draw through the palate, the mouthfeel becomes noticeably creamier and smoother. Leather and cedar wood are minimal, with a hint of dried tobacco leaves. Creamy and oily, the echo remains in memory for a long time.

  4. Dude1971 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. malthead-sven scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    great aroma, and good taste, the finish reveals that it is unfortunately only a PX finish-
    • Nose
      Sweet sweet, Maoam, is there any alcohol in there? Dried autumn leaves behind the sweetness, water adds a little more dryness and wooden notes into play, even some cinnamon
    • Taste
      dry, clearly hazelnuts, after a while the alcohol starts, but not disturbing, a bit of glue, also here water does well
    • Finish
      Chestnuts, peppermint, unfortunately a bit short

  6. Murphy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    It was a good idea to accelerate the boy Glenrothes to the bourbon barrel in a PX Octave.
    Fruity and oaky nose.
    Alcohol despite the proper strength not unpleasant.
    Sweet and round. Pleasantly sweet on the tongue. A bit like raspberry sweets but not so sticky. In between, he tastes a little before the departure to Dosenchampignons, fortunately only briefly.
    Finish medium long and not intrusive sweet.
    I like it. For the price completely ok.


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