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Overall rating
87.27/100
votes
40
Whiskybase ID
WB161504
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Umami heaven!
Vintage
06.06.2007
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
First Fill Spanish Oak Sherry Butt
Casknumber
30.112
Number of bottles
608
Strength
65.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 Jul 2020 8:37 pm by whiskynews
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 80.89

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Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 2007 SMWS 30.112

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.27 points

  1. MHFFMNN scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Strong oak and sherry notes. Powerful sweetness with cocoa coated almond and milk chocolate.
    • Taste
      First Sherry and a little spicy touch, add some alcohol. Dried fruits, raisins, almonds. With some water the whisky becomes smooth, creamy, buttery. Oranges and short bread notes develop.
    • Finish
      Intense warming, surprisingly no sharpness from the alcohol though 65,4 % abv.

  2. mr.p9 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Expraesi scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. Ptahr scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Strawberry jam, peanuts, almonds, men's cream, honey
    • Taste
      86 86
      Dark chocolate, spicy, meat broth
    • Finish
      86 86
      Hazelnut yogurt, cocoa powder

  5. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    An extremely powerful, robust and sherried Speyside dram. The name says it all: the fleshy notes are easily recognizable in undiluted whisky and are beautifully balanced with the sherry sweetness, dark fruit and strongly warming spices. The addition of water is clearly recommended here. The whisky gains in sweetness and the alcoholic spiciness disappears more and more. A dram, for which one should take a lot of time. But it's worth it!

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2020/10/05/glenrothes-2007-smws-30-112/
    • Nose
      Sherry notes on the nose with a meaty undertone, raisins and dried plums. Spicy with pepper and a touch of Maggi herb, along with notes of strong, black tea and a hint of sulfur.
    • Taste
      Very intense on the palate. Sweet sherry notes with raisins and orange, followed by an enormous warmth and alcoholic spiciness with pepper. Mouth-filling and oily with slightly fleshy notes, accompanied by cinnamon and nutmeg, with a hint of sulfur towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is long-lasting and warming with notes of black tea and dark chocolate, accompanied by fine nutty flavours.

      With water: After adding a splash of water a lot of sherry on the nose with raisins and oranges, oak spice and pepper. The fleshy notes fade into the background. Much less intense on the palate with dry sherry notes, raisins and oranges. Slightly warming with spices, including pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg and a hint of chili. The finish is still long and slightly warming with sweet sherry, raisins and walnut notes.

  6. Zorba scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  7. SRB scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Strong alcohol, tangy, sulfur, caramelized ham, dried plums, beef jerky
    • Taste
      86 86
      Dry fruits, ham, walnuts
    • Finish
      87 87
      Hot, ginger, chilli

  8. FernetBranco scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. whiskynews scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    SMWS Tasting Notes:

    After we were all stunned by the deep amber colour an abundance of aroma descriptors followed; polished mahogany, marzipan, orange oil, cocoa roasted almonds, homemade strawberry liqueur and the list could go on. However, the palate was very different with a sweet and savoury note like a broth including caramelised vegetables and browned meat or a Japanese miso soup. Water added on the nose a brioche with sweet berries, hazelnut cream and dark chocolate, while on the palate very smooth unctuous texture like spaghetti with a Bolognese sauce and fresh Parmesan cheese grated on top – umami heaven!

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