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Overall rating
86.69/100
votes
54
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Dancing on a volcano
Vintage
06.06.2007
Bottled
01.05.2017
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Spanish Oak Sherry Butt
Casknumber
30.97
Number of bottles
627
Strength
64.7 % Vol.
Size
100 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Added on
26 May 2017 8:26 am by mandragoru
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 127,00

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Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 2007 SMWS 30.97

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.69 points

  1. robain did not rate this whisky Moderator

    • Nose
      intense alcohol, sherry, floral, dark chocolate
    • Taste
      dry sherry, powerful, tingling on throat,
    • Finish
      medium long finish with lots of sherry everywhere.

  2. robain scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. Allandale scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Wow, not a light one,  plucked from the cask at the right moment .
    • Nose
      An oily opening. Start of ; dried fruit,sultana pricked with mint and a beeswax element. Notes of chestnut nougat and chocolate. Thick dried fruits. Complex.
    • Taste
      An overpowering impact of alcohol-laden, dense flavour . Chewy and supple tannins with a slight astringency. Dense and briary instead, with some coffee grounds.
    • Finish
      Rich, long, walnuts and raisins.

  4. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  5. KeesV scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  6. steinrich scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    pretty strong with its more than 65%, but also edible without water. With a bit of water, it becomes fruity. Very nice :)
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Patrick93 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. FernetBranco scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/06/12/an-smws-123-with-ash-ely/

    1st-fill Spanish oak Ex-sherry butt

    N: Similar to the ‘Dark-side’ Tulli WB, which has fast become a solid reference for big=dark youthful sherry numbers such as this. Accompanying usual suspects include leather, creamy raisins,… you know, its a young Rothes.
    T: Sweet sherry, burned butterscotch, leather ‘boing’ - really over done [oloroso] actually, even by Rothes standards.
    F: More sherry boing.
    C: At the limits of reason but the Tulli deals with those limits far better.Scores a C

  10. mandragoru scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    SMWS tasting notes:

    The big sherry-influenced nose carries boozy trifle, rum and raisin, Christmas cake, Hoisin sauce, dark chocolate and hints of cigars. On the palate we got spotted dick*, over-done Christmas cake, very dark chocolate, intense mocha, treacle toffee, and bicycle handlebar grips; one panellist was ‘dancing on the edge of a volcano’. The reduced nose gave us coffee and walnut cake, bread and butter pudding and ‘plastic raincoats walking away from a firework display’. The reduced palate had loads of toffee, raisiny fudge, dried fruits and char-grilled Chinese ribs with a dry oloroso finish – probably challenging for some but unanimously approved by us. (*British pudding made with suet and dried fruitDRINKING TIP: A love it or hate it dram – for a candle-lit fireside evening with a book full of dark and devilish deeds.

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