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Overall rating
85.34/100
votes
64
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cooper's Choice (CC)
Bottled
2017
Casktype
1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Butt
Casknumber
6110
Number of bottles
780
Strength
57.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
10 Jun 2017 1:00 pm by CortheFarmer
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 74,99

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123 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes Sherry Bomb CC

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.34 points

  1. Defeatless scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    The hardy one. You get that every now and then with these sherry casks. But this one is not really smelling very well.
    Anyhow, there is obvious sherry notes to be found. For the rest there is hay, sulphate, and tons of caramel.

    Taste:
    Very sweet. Caramel, molasses and cane sugar syrup. There is also the sulphate note as in the nose. It is not really nice though.
    For the rest there are some sherry notes in the background.

    Body:
    Creamy

    Finish:
    Long finish. The sulphate notes are predominant. Not really nice. The finish is a bit drying. And there are some hay influences. At last it fades away with some tannins.

    Price:
    Don't know this was a given sample

    Presentation:
    Don't know this was a given sample.

    Comments:
    Given this a NAS, I assume this has been a whisky which went the wrong way in the barrel. Therefor they have bottled it quickly and made it a NAS, so they could charge more then people would pay for a very young one.
    These type of sherried whisky's seem to be coming up on the market more and more often. I don't like it. Somehow there is a change in sherried whisky's.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. whiskyd scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      78 78

  3. emptycask scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. Macerik scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. Noface83 scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    Nose: young and malty with notes of burned hay, sulfurized raisins, plum brandy, cider apples and a touch of vanilla. Musty thing with a lot of foul fruit and a good pinch of sherry influence. No wood in the nose yet. But to call it "sherry bomb" is a bit over the top.
    Taste: slightly tingling and creamy, lots of heat and now a good portion of nougat, some pepper and cherry, again a lot of overripe fruit and finally oak on the finish. It shows bitter coffee notes and the musty sulfur component comes back easily. Add to that a dry sherry sweetness (plum and overripe apple) that nicely rounds off the medium long finish. Significantly more than the nose suggests and the sherry influence is now clear.
    Beautiful and typical but still too young Sherry-Glenrothes whose name is some over the top marketing. The 97er I like it a little better.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. dram-drinker scored this whisky 70 points Moderator

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      66 66

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 70 points Moderator

    Very untypical Glenrothes, Sherry as it shouldn't be - glad it was just a sample
    • Nose
      Caramel galore, hay barn, rubber, sour, sweaty socks (sulphur?), and last but not least hints of sherry wood
    • Taste
      Very oily, creamy, sherry wood, leather boots, toffee, subtle sweetness
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm

  10. Einfach_Supi scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Color is pretty bright copper

    Nose: First clear muffle, cowshed, rotten fruit (plums and pears), wet wood chips. Remains very closed in the nose. With a little water, it becomes a bit more fruity, black cherries and blackcurrant. The stable superimposed everything
    Mouth: Now opens the fruit basket, a lot of plums, raisins and cherries, polished leather, also pure only a slight biting on the tongue. After a while, but a musty dull note urges in between. In the finish surprisingly mild and short, a little chocolate, a few currants. Sweet cherry candies are added with water, it is nice and warm in the mouth. In the finish a little espresso.
    Conclusion: For me no bomb. Sure, all the basic data are really good, it's also a sulphurous, fruity whisky, but overall quite one-dimensional. The muff is quite penetrating after a while and the finish is unfortunately short and unspectacular. At least the alcohol is super integrated, he goes with me even pure, or with little water. Since we know nothing about age, it can be up to the youth.

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