Whiskybase

Glenrothes 2007 AD

Overall rating
88.51/100
votes
128
Whiskybase ID
WB53340
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Selection
Vintage
25.05.2007
Bottled
19.02.2014
Stated Age
06 years old
Casktype
First Fill Sherry Cask
Casknumber
3526
Number of bottles
321
Strength
66.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
10-Jarig Jubileum Botteling voor WIN
Market
nl Netherlands
Added on
28 mar 2014 8:39 am by GlenSikkes
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 120.00

25 × in wishlist

128 × member ratings

119 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 2007 AD

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.51 points

  1. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Ohh boy ohh boy, this is pure intense and overpowering magic. That is huge sherry bomb goodness. I never knew that Glenrothes could taste this beautiful and mesmerizingly good. This whisky is young but actually very well matured.

    I can whole heartedly recommend this one especially for all you sherry bomb lovers out there.

    http://www.worldwhisky.nl/review-399-glenrothes-2007-6-year/
    • Nose
      An intense, rich, concentrated and complex whisky with aromas of fino sherry, sweet sherry, sulfur, musty cellar, koffie, mocha, chocolate, fudge, leather, tobacco, dried fruits (sultanas, figs, dates, cherries, plums), bitter orange marmalade, backed apples, old books, antique wax, burned caramel, pinewood, ginger, toffee, roasted nuts, earthy tones, cognac, charred oak, black tea, dried flowers, marmite and rich oak.
    • Taste
      A powerful, intense, mouth coating, rich and complex whisky with aromas of pepper, chili peppers, fino sherry, Pedro Ximénez sherry, lemon peels, sulphur, dried fruits (Apricots, sultanas, figs, dates, plums), leather, rosewood, molasses, coffee, tannins, chocolate, orange peels, candied ginger, cinnamon, clove, brown sugar, forest honey, licorice root, marzipan, fudge, sweet tobacco, smoked ham, marmite, grapefruit peels, tutti-frutti, old tea and antique oak.  
    • Finish
      A very long and worming finish with aromas of sherry (fino as wel as sweet), tannins, pepper, chili peppers, nutmeg, clove, dried fruits, sulphur, bitter orange marmalade, forest honey, brown sugar and rich oak.

  2. glenenz scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Great whisky that honors WIN's 10-year jubilee. In my opinion, better than the 66.6% variant. Fuller and even more complex.
    The nose is powerful and full. Chocolate, fudge, raisins and full red fruit. The taste is full and powerful (listerine effect) an explosion of flavors. Finish is about as long as route 66, Endless .... that can not end!
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. breflex scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Complex whisky great!

  4. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

  5. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Had this one in a blind tasting. Well, if you would be colourblind, then the first sniffs on the glass would immediately tell you: Sherrycask... Actually, the sherrycask does all its work, not a single point of distillery profile here. It could be anything actually, fits perfectly in the range of heavy dark sherrybombs that hits the market at the moment.
    Okay, it is not that bad, but for me it's a '13 in a dozen' if it comes to sherrybombs.
    The only surprising part on this, is that the nose is very friendly actually, not hinting on a very high ABv at all. Until you take your first sip... than, alcohol hits you very hard.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Very heavy on the sherrycask influence: Plums, red fruits, blueberries, leather. Very oily, not too hefty on the alcohol.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Very powerful now, intense, pepper, spicy. Alcohol does its work now. Again a lot of red fruits, berries.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Still very strong and intense. Again a lot of red fruits, plums, pretty long finish.

  6. Cubey666 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    ah yes, young Glenrothes on a sherry casks, often quite a good taste explosion!~

    and yes, indeed it is quite good! thick and full of all tradition sherry tones, but perhaps a bit too aggressive for my taste

    bouillon, stewed fruit, heat, cardamom, bit of a short finish, syrup, coffee, peaches, spice fruits,
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Part of ‘HWF Thuisfestival’ edition 4. Probably the biggest surprise of the evening.
    • Nose
      Well I guess there are sherry bombs and nuclear sherry bombs. This is definitely the last. Being able to bottle this after such a short maturation must require a high quality cask. But fair enough, there’s not much Glenrothes to be detected. It’s a burst of red fruits all over the place. But somehow it works really well. Normally I’m not that into heavy sherry bombs but I can appreciate this.
    • Taste
      Thick and a tad tannic. Again a burst of red fruits. But also a burst of very pleasant Arabic spices and dark chocolate. Lovely stuff!
    • Finish
      Not as long as one might expect but nonetheless very pleasant. Dried fruits, like figs and plumbs. Pipe tobacco comes through at the very end. I adore these flavors!

  8. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Part of ‘HWF Thuisfestival’ edition 4. Probably the biggest surprise of the evening.
    • Nose
      Well I guess there are sherry bombs and nuclear sherry bombs. This is definitely the last. Being able to bottle this after such a short maturation must require a high quality cask. But fair enough, there’s not much Glenrothes to be detected. It’s a burst of red fruits all over the place. But somehow it works really well. Normally I’m not that into heavy sherry bombs but I can appreciate this.
    • Taste
      Thick and a tad tannic. Again a burst of red fruits. But also a burst of very pleasant Arabic spices and dark chocolate. Lovely stuff!
    • Finish
      Not as long as one might expect but nonetheless very pleasant. Dried fruits, like figs and plumbs. Pipe tobacco comes through at the very end. I adore these flavors!

  9. Bopaja scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

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

  10. JoachimV scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Intense sherry bomb!

    In the nose, the sherry is very present with gingerbread.
    The taste is very intense and spicy with chili pepper.
    Warm and long finish.

  11. HammerHead scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Only cask influence here, no recognizable distillate, but pleasantly warming anyway.
    • Nose
      87 87
      A very heavy sherry influence. Soft leather, shoe polish, soft liquorice (trekdrop), savory and spicy, clove, cinnamon, some sweet soy sauce, sweet dark cherries, cocoa, dark chocolate, black tea.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very full and creamy, black honied liquorice, leather, espresso, very dark chocolate, cherries in the background, bay leaf, clove, ginger, chili peppers.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Very long: sweet dark berries, sweet black liquorice, bay leaf, dusty on cocoa, pepper clove and ginger.

  12. Willum scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  13. Koning scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Blind Tasting: a great sherrybomb, there's a lot of balance despite the high alcohol. Was surprised by the young age and the distillery!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  14. Rien scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  15. Markie81 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  16. Olieschaick scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

  17. squaadgras scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  18. mr.p9 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  19. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  20. Skiddilly scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  21. hfos scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  22. stefsel111 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  23. Daan Tje scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      94 94

  24. molar3rd scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Big big sherry with a capital B. Alcohol wise it’s also a monster, 60%s for sure, this is one hell of a dram! It’s quite meaty, and spicy (chilly, pepper, cinnamon gum), but also fruity with a tiny hint of spent matches.

    Palate: Boom! It’s hot and spicy, and the alcohol bite is HUGE. This is not a dram for those who appreciate light and complex whiskies, it’s in your face kind of a dram. Dried fruit galore, sherry colossus, sweet sugary stuff going on too. It’s a winter warmer for sure. I fancy that.

    Finish: Dried fruit, leather and spices.

    This is a Glenrothes from another world. I wish some OB Glenrothes would be a bit like that (Only a bit, yea?), since more is over the top. This is a yummy dram, and something to really look for if you’re a fan of big, bold, sherry monsters.I use to love that profile, but I find myself less and less attracted to monster drams these days.

    highly recommended for people who think Glenrothes make anaemic drams.

    http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2014/12/23/blind-tasting-competition-day-16glenrothes-6-yo-adelphi/

     

     

  25. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    The influence of sherry is clearly marked, made young (certainly because it is), a lot of chocolate, alcohol well integrated for the degree, caramel and a smell of wet wood not very pleasant. Alcohol and chocolate crush a little the rest in the mouth, caramel. Long final. Lack of fruit.

  26. turfsmurf scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Notes based on a blind sample. Impressive, probably young, whisky working together with a great, unsulphured, active cask. Not drying at all and very warming. Takes water very well, which is probably safer for your health.
    • Nose
      Pine forest, licorice, apple sauce. A dusty bookshelf. Leather. Treacle. Butter toffee. With water a hint of maggi appears.
    • Taste
      Very alcoholic, but not very sharp. The taste is very sweet, like licorice. Christmas spices: cinnamon and cloves. A little bit salty as well. The taste becomes more oily and the intensity of flavors is enhanced with a (not so small) splash of water.
    • Finish
      Leaves a nice afterglow in the throat. Cinnamon, brown sugar. Cherries. Stays sweet and slightly salty. In Holland we have 'zoute drop' a.k.a. salty licorice. It reminds me of that stuff (which I love).

  27. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Phew, talk about a sherry bomb. This is good stuff! 
    • Nose
      Super intense, rich and concentrated. Dark chocolate, mocha, toffee and fudge. Orange, honey, leather and coffee. Also figs and dates.
    • Taste
      Cranberry, raisins, chili peppers and licorice. At such a high abv, don't be scared to add water. It is perfectly drinkable without, but even better with. Marzipan, some nuttiness as well.
    • Finish
      Super sweet, chili, toffee, mocha and mandarines.

  28. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    blind tasting BTC 2014 - #16
    • Nose
      syrup, fudge, pepper, liquorice and spices
    • Taste
      spices, liquorice, orange and forest fruits
    • Finish
      fudge, spices and with water more fruity

  29. Ivynor scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A whisky nicknamed. Rather good, but not elegant and lacking in complexity.
    • Nose
      Caramel, chocolate, dried fruits. Feeling old moldy. It's lively, it's young Alcohol is well integrated, but not great finesse.
    • Taste
      Texture rather dry, with notes of milk chocolate, toffee, vanilla. A bit of bitterness linked to wood. Together sweet enough. There, however, we feel the 66.8% .. Too young, too young ...
    • Finish
      Many woods, spices. Always the sherry notes seen previously, attenuated.

  30. WantsWhisky scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    In my opinion this is a 7 year old whisky and not a 6 years old. I do love it very much and Glenrothes is not my favorite at all, but this is very much worth buying. A good selection by WIN!!

  31. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nice combination of dark and light sherry notes, hard to believe it's a single cask of just one type of sherry. Reminds me a lot of the better old batches of the Aberlour A'Bunadh in that sense.

    When I lined up casks 3520, 3525 and 3526, this one appeared as the treacliest one of the three.88/89.
    • Nose
      Dark chocolate, toffee, dark cherry, fudge, prune, raisin, mocha, hazelnut paste (Nutella), coffee, cranberry, pink Tumtum candy, raisin, black tea and just a little mint.
    • Taste
      Dark cherry, prune, cranberry, cherry, raisin, hazelnut paste, liquorice and a little pepper. With water also caramel fudge, but also more spicy.
    • Finish
      Fudge, dark cherry, toffee, mocha, raspberry, coffee, hazelnut, apple and liquorice. Next morning (brushing your teeth doesn't help): marshmallows.

  32. Lovelytaste scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    If you like it so now and then fruity, sweet soft peppery, just try it. Some water will do the tric and more bang 4 your buck men.
    • Nose
      Loads of fruit, freshly cut grass... lovely and complex.
    • Taste
      Sweet fruity pack like red chili pepper, raspberries, papaya, a little toffee sauce..
    • Finish
      Wow! the finsh is sooo sweet and chili.. love it!

Tastingtags

Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.

Whiskybase

Whiskybase was founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  




Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2022


}
Forgot your password?

Login