- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Adelphi (AD)
- Bottling serie
- Stated Age
- 06 years old
- First fill ex-sherry hogshead
- Number of bottles
- 66.6 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 30 Nov 2013 9:53 am
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44 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 2007 AD
14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.48 points
- 666 the number of the beast, so 66,6 points! Nope...
Dried plums, dark chocolate, coffee, maggi, match heads, menthol, warm marshmallows, toffee, alcohol not overpowering, schwartzwälder kirschtorte.
Red fruit (cherries), fresh menthol, then hot coffee and chocolate. Red pepper, concentrated beef stock, whiff of sulfur and nutmeg.
Very long, maple syrup, black coffee, red pepper and praline chocolate.
- 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!
- Single Dram.
Forgotten tasting note from ~2013
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
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
More alc & sherry et al. Bit too one dimensional. 84
With water: Mealy raisins, 84
- Amazing for this age. Very, very good.
Christmas cake, vanilla, custard, raisins and prunes, burnt coffee beans. Very powerful.
Wow! The taste follows the nose with toffee, caramel, coffee and dark fruits together with ginger and cinnamon.
Long, on the spicy note with pepper, ginger and cinnamon, there are some plums and dates there too.
- reminds me of Aberlour A'bunadh
creamy, pepper, fudge, strawberries, butter and spices
very full with fruits, fudge and spices
very spicy and forest fruits - cherries