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Overall rating
88.42/100
votes
80
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Selection
Vintage
2007
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
08 years old
Casknumber
3531
Number of bottles
312
Strength
67.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 May 2015 2:34 pm by RL_whisky
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 150,00

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Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 2007 AD

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.42 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Blind sample.

    My guess was a 13yr Glendronach single cask Oloroso, 58%. 67%! Good lord. No you really can’t ask for more out of a modern 8 year sherry bomb. Very cool.

    Dark chocolate, chili, chocolate covered coffee beans, tobacco, leather, drying sherry, slightly nutty, dried blueberries even, but also a lot of prickly spice, youthful, thin. I like it!

  2. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Blackberry, cherry, caramel and gingerbread.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Caramel, cherry, pepper and anise. With water a little marzipan.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Blackberry, caramel, cherry and mocha.

  3. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Strong, dark sherry. Has something dirty. Oh yeah baby ... Sweet licorice. Followed by juicy raisins. Dark, pickled cherries. Plum jam. A nice blow leather. He smells spicy, but in return also sweet-ripe. A great smell of tobacco rises from the glass. The alcohol is there, but not superficial. He just coolly cools his nose. With some time in the glass, comes gingerbread spice and spicy honey. Chocolate and slightly nutty. This is how a liquid Hanuta could smell. In the background, subtle citrus notes.
    • Taste
      Strong start. The skin you the full sherry load nicely in the face. My dear slider. The plum jam is there, but well seasoned with pepper. The alcohol is now powerfully noticeable. Tilt in water. Aha. The start will be "gentler". Berries are coming now and licorice. A delicious honey load creamy covers the mouth. The wort goes a long way back with water. The second sip, the herbs and tobacco side comes through more. But also the great chocolate. A leather taste stays behind in the mouth.
    • Finish
      Long and warm. Slightly bitter espresso with chocolate and some citrus notes. But an incredibly creamy mouthfeel.

  4. Bram84 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  5. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Not so much the 67% because here is a lot of extract. :)
    Great job Glenrothes and Adelphi.
    • Nose
      Big sherry, plum, berries, raisin, caramel
    • Taste
      Sweet, strong, oily: mixed fruit jams, caramel, then comes a bitter woody, oaky flavors
    • Finish
      Long, but the sweetness and the bitter tannins replaced.
      For this reason, it is the weakest part of the whisky I think.

  6. bennythemonster scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Glenrothes 2007-2015, 8 years, 67% alc.
    Bottler: Adelphi
    Removal: sherry barrel no. 3531
    Region: Speyside, Scotland Nose: Alcoholic, clear in strength. The nose gets used to it quickly. Behind them raisins, rum balls and strong cigar tobacco come to light. Add some furniture polish, dark chocolate and dried berries. In the background is a bit of filter coffee.

    Palate: Dark berries, maple syrup, sugar molasses and raisins. In addition a lot of oak, but without looking really bitter. Espresso beans, salmiak and deep-dark men's chocolate.

    Finish: Very long, very sweet, with cedar wood, sultanas and dried oranges. Besides some cocoa.

    Conclusion: wonderful part!
    92/100 points (tasted 2015, ca. 140 €)

    I thank Marcus Oelgenmöller for sample and photo! Original published on www.notesofmalt.de

  7. Tim-R scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  8. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    BXpress I love this description - For Sherry fans who like a good punch to the face.

    Great stuff :)

  9. BXpress scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    sample.

    For Sherry fans who like a good punch to the face. The only thing that's left of the spirit is the bite (youth) and nothing else really.
    • Nose
      Ah yes freshly sawn wood and glue. Tons of dried fruit. Very winey. New furniture. A little on tropical fruit. Cherry, some Marzipan, Pepper. In fact the peppery sweet notes remind me of Bourbons. Rum raisins.
    • Taste
      Strong Chocolate notes, with some cherry and brandy. This is not as agressive as i have expected. Quite soft and rounded (for an 8yo). Cloying sweet though. Water tones it down a bit but it also brings out the bitterness. Even more chocolaty now with a little bit of tobacco.
    • Finish
      Quite short but powerful. Dusty with a little bit of tobacco and plums.

  10. recursiewhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Yep, this is what you call a sherry bomb. This doesn’t need much time to open up as the aromas seem to want to jump right out of the glass. Yes it’s very intense but hugely enjoyable to nose and taste. For such a young and intense dram the layering of flavours is simply superb. Be careful with adding water as I found that it quickly becomes very, no extremely dry on the palate.
    Yes baby, pour me another one!
    • Nose
      A powerful, rich, fresh, intense powerhouse whisky with aromas of rich sherry, green apple, toffee, caramel, treacle, pear, lemon, orange, tobacco, mint, milk chocolate, earthy tones, subtle smoke (charred oak?), dried fruits (cherries, plum, apricots, figs), spices (ginger, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, black pepper), grapes, subtle sulphur, vanilla, dark honey, grape seeds, licorice root, coconut, copper and spicy oak.
    • Taste
      An intense, powerful, rich and spicy whisky with aromas of chili, lush sherry, tannins, big hit of oak, mahogany, rosewood, sandalwood, hot ginger, allspice, black pepper, cloves, cinnamon, dried fruits (dates, figs, plums, cherries, raisins), charred oak, hint of sulphur, treacle, bitter walnut, spearmint, earthy tones, moss, rotting leaves, grapefruit, lime zest, vanilla, dark honey, burned caramel and spicy (intense) oak.
    • Finish
      A very long, hot and dry finish with aromas of wood, wood, wood, tannins, burned caramel, brown sugar, treacle, dried fruits, spices, cocoa powder and more oak.

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