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Overall rating
85.34/100
votes
69
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

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69 × member ratings

128 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes Sherry Bomb VM

12 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. 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. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  4. whiskyd scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  5. emptycask scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

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

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Macerik scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  9. 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

  10. dram-drinker scored this whisky 70 points Moderator

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

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