Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
43.0 % Vol.
100 ml
Bottle code
approved 06.09.2010
Added on
28 Mar 2014 8:28 am by MasonBones

Average value

€ 9.90

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Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1995

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.25 points

  1. Torfding scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    These notes originated from a direct comparative tasting of three different bottling grades of the 1995 Glenrothes, in order to identify any differences despite the "inactive barrels" allegedly used here.

    For comparison, three Glenrothes, each distilled on 26.10.1995 and approved on 06.09.2010, 43%.
    Bottled in the following years:
    2012, Whiskybase ID 39054 (represented by the 10 cl Mini, ID 70075)
    2013, ID 46343 (represented by the 10 cl Mini, ID 53336)
    2015, ID 73572 (10 cl sample provided for this comparison)

    Glencairn glasses were used, it was tasted in parallel, so that could always be compared directly, the tasting certainly took two hours.

    All three bottlings actually tasted almost identical, so the actual tasting note is always the same and I'll go into a few differences here.

    As a general rule, the older they are, the three are a little rounder and less thin; but this is really only in a direct comparison.
    2012: Here we have a little coffee in the taste.
    2013: Overall, he seems a bit milder. In the nose a little less of the lemon curd and a little more of the orange juice. The finish is a little shorter, a little reminiscent of cognac and the old apple has a yellow color.
    2015: There is a little bit more sweetness and a bit more oak, the apple on the finish is clearer.

    All in all, the three are so similar that you can hardly distinguish them except in direct comparison probably. In this respect, the quite different reviews in the whisky base are amazing:
    Nearly 80 points for the 2012 filling, just over 84 for the 2013 and around 85 (also my rating for all three) for the 2015er.
    • Nose
      Viney with a touch of touch, looks a bit thin (which I often feel in alcohol in whisky), slightly sour red fruits, sweet, caramel, butterscotch, citrus notes (rather towards lemon curd and thin orange juice), little spices (a hint Cinnamon), later some nuts come through, especially roasted ones
    • Taste
      Here, the Glenrothes is slightly spicy, sugary sweetness, soft fruits, some citrus, vanilla notes, a feeling of hazelnut and a little hay, which is not yet completely dry
    • Finish
      medium; gets drier and the spice weakens again, citrus, some chocolate and nut, has something of an old apple, plus a little cheap orange marmalade

  2. martinbuettner scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. schengel10 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    ... a practical format ... with 10 cl you should be able to judge this Glenrothes quite well.
    [Color] = gold;
    • Nose
      82 82
      equally fruity (ripe apples, oranges), also spices (cinnamon, clearly vanilla), honey, nuts, caramel;
    • Taste
      83 83
      fruity start (ripe apples, orange), sugar, honey, spices, hazelnut, caramel, just a little oak;
    • Finish
      81 81
      medium length full fruity finish, (ripe apples (compote), oranges);

  4. Svarttt scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    You hardly notice the age, but please a bit thin.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Mostly note as already described here is quite good, batter towards Butterscotch.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Vanilla becomes spicier for a short time
    • Finish
      79 79
      And unfortunately has already disappeared ..

  5. Max Power scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80


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