Whisky Review: Glenrothes 2007 Carn Mor 13 Year Old

Glenrothes 2007 Carn Mor 13 Year Old / 47.5%

Tasted neat

This Glenrothes is a vatting of two sherry butts distilled in 2007 and bottled in 2020 at 13 years old for Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers (MSWD)’s Càrn Mòr Strictly Limited label. The out-turn is a whopping 1628 bottles!

On the label we get spare tasting notes: “Beautifully rich with sweetness of stewed fruits and spicy undertones,” and note that this is non-chill filtered and natural colour, but NOT cask strength.

  • Color: brown sherry (1.9)
  • Nose: rhum-like brown sugar, milk chocolate, coconut, rhubarb, and berry compote
  • Taste: vanilla, PX sherry, butter, milk chocolate again, raisins, and orange zest
  • Finish: medium; quite gentle sweetness, some spice and beef jerky

This goes into prime sherry-bomb territory, coca-cola syrupy dark spirit, but it’s younger and tamed down to just shy of 48%. It’s good, but the new 47.5% Carn Mors aren’t as good as when they were cask strength.

Rating: 6/10

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Personal interests in literature, SF, and whisky/whiskey/scotch, Software Engineer by Trade