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Overall rating
85.11/100
votes
75
Whiskybase ID
WB97138
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Vintage Malt Whisky Co Ltd. (VM)
Bottling serie
The Cooper's Choice
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

9 × in wishlist

75 × member ratings

137 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes Sherry Bomb VM

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.11 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. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Caramel, blueberry, apple, hazelnut and a little vanilla pudding. More apple when adding water.
    • Taste
      Caramel, pepper, cherry, apple and peach.
    • Finish
      Caramel, apple peel, hazelnut and fig.

  3. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Blind tasting

    he needs water
    I like it and the nose is great
    • Nose
      very nutty !! + ??, sweet, sherry, raisins, sparkling, red berries, cardboard (slightly moist), sparkling fruity, slightly flowery, cocoa, liquorice comes !!, a bit musty

      with water: sweeter, liquorice, light oak, chocolate ~ 55%, wonderful sherry
    • Taste
      full, strong, oily, with a thump
      nutty, tart increases, roasted aromas, perfume soap note increases, coffee (killer roast), some oil

      with water: softer, coffee (more pleasant), more of that perfume soap note, heavily liquorice
    • Finish
      long
      tart increases, coffee, chocolate ~ 65%, spicy increases

      with water: bitter, very spicy, perfume soap note, slightly musty

  4. dcsicsak scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. Dris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. gaboruso scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. whiskyd scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  9. emptycask scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

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

  10. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

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