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Overall rating
88.41/100
votes
43
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Selection
Vintage
2007
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
06 years old
Casktype
First fill ex-sherry hogshead
Casknumber
3525
Number of bottles
315
Strength
66.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
30 Nov 2013 9:53 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 101.00

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43 × member ratings

49 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 2007 AD

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.41 points

  1. SingleMaltSamples scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Cubey666 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    666 the number of the beast, so 66,6 points! Nope...
    • Nose
      89 89
      Dried plums, dark chocolate, coffee, maggi, match heads, menthol, warm marshmallows, toffee, alcohol not overpowering, schwartzwälder kirschtorte.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Red fruit (cherries), fresh menthol, then hot coffee and chocolate. Red pepper, concentrated beef stock, whiff of sulfur and nutmeg.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Very long, maple syrup, black coffee, red pepper and praline chocolate.

  3. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Celery Salt

    I recently ran into my whisky buddy Laurens who offered me a sample of this young Glenrothes. Bottled in 2013 by Adelphi at a cask strength of… 66.6%. Well, this can only be a young whisky, right? Yup, distilled in 2007 and matured on a sherry cask. What a beautiful mahogany color indeed. But… 66.6%, that sounds quite devilish. I’ll keep water close by.

    Despite the high ABV, it does not burn your nostrils. It is very aromatic, in fact. On the one hand all those dark and sweet notes that you would associate with ‘deep’ sherry (think figs, prunes, raisins), but on the other hand also quite green with some broth and celery salt. That green note even starts to dominate. Liquorice and some menthol. Sweet, black coffee. Tobacco leaves and a touch of rubber. Oriental spices. There is a lot going on here.

    Yes, you can certainly feel the alcohol on the palate. The saliva glands go into overdrive, but I do not feel the urge to add water. Again all those dark fruits – prunes in the lead now – and those spices (curcuma!). Some orange marmalade, cherry syrup and candied grapefruit. Does turn quite picquant.

    The finish is (unsurprisingly) very long, dark, sweet and spicy.

    Despite the fact that this malt is rather one-dimensional, this is a very powerful Glenrothes. Thanks, Laurens!

  5. alectron scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Single Dram.
    Forgotten tasting note from ~2013
    • Nose
      Does not feel like 65+%. Sherry,  coffee/grounds, raisins, cereal, wood chips,  85
      Later: Sweeter, syrupy, caramel/butterscotch, light rubber/plastic note. 86
      With water: Sherry, Rubber, tobacco, aspirin & fructose sugar,  turning more syrupy later as well. 83/85
    • Taste
      Now the abv shows its head. Drinkable but boarderline. Sherry, raisins, mealy, cereal. 83.
      Later: Developing nice fruit/red apples note underneath. 85
      With water: Sherry, mealy, some tobacco, 85
    • Finish
      More alc & sherry et al. Bit too one dimensional. 84
      With water: Mealy raisins, 84

  6. p4blo scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Amazing for this age. Very, very good.
    • Nose
      Christmas cake, vanilla, custard, raisins and prunes, burnt coffee beans. Very powerful.
    • Taste
      Wow! The taste follows the nose with toffee, caramel, coffee and dark fruits together with ginger and cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Long, on the spicy note with pepper, ginger and cinnamon, there are some plums and dates there too.

  7. harriedv scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Xstream scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  10. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    reminds me of Aberlour A'bunadh
    • Nose
      creamy, pepper, fudge, strawberries, butter and spices
    • Taste
      very full with fruits, fudge and spices
    • Finish
      very spicy and forest fruits - cherries

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