Glenrothes - 1995 Bottled 2014Speyside Malt Whisky
The Vintage 1995 was the first ever Vintage specifically laid in cask with the intention of, when mature, bottling as The Glenrothes.
With about 30% from first fill American Sherry oak delivering butterscotch: Spice and dried fruits from 1st fill Spanish Sherry oak and the rest from refill casks giving the characteristic Glenrothes balance and complexity of flavour. Arguably it is preferable post-dinner when conversation is in full flow.
It fulfils every anticipation of The Glenrothes: A "come-hither" nose filled with exotic spices is followed by a citrus and fruity richness coated in honeyed butterscotch. These flavours, and more, are all delivered on the palate culminating with a long, rich and satisfying, fruity spiciness.
Appearance: Medium golden, clear and bright.
Bouquet: Floral, citrus and butterscotch notes with a hint of spicy white pepper and cedar-wood syrup.
Palate: Rich, sweet, soft fruit flavour, leading to a rich spiciness.
Finish: Sugared citrus peel soft fruits, medium dry with abundant spices.