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Glenrothes 1995

Overall rating
85.96/100
votes
48
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
American Oak
Vintage
26.10.1995
Bottled
28.07.2016
Casktype
1st Fill American Oak seasoned w/ Dry Oloroso
Strength
45.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010493043168
Added on
05 Feb 2017 12:25 pm by ffmdino

Average value

€ 108.65

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48 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1995

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.96 points

  1. Dramned! scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The first edition of the Vintage 1995 was described by many as somewhat shallow and not very complex. This one matured for almost seven years longer and ...
    Complete review with lots of info and photos: https://dramned.blog/2017/06/02/the-glenrothes-vintage-1995-american-oak-45/
    • Nose
      In the nose I have the same earthy-leathery and slightly musty Glenrothes spice, which always reminds me something of Pu-erh tea. Then also the already announced creamy vanilla and a spicy pine honey. Including dark fruits like overripe grapes, fresh plums, ripe honeydew melon, sweet orange and orange peel, cane sugar, dark dark chocolate and knotty oak. The alcohol initially stings something in the nose.
    • Taste
      Powerful and warming, it starts in the mouth, full-bodied, it flushes all the sweet ripe fruit notes over the tongue, then a wonderful sweet vanilla, really strong and with light caramel notes, I have a delicious creme brulee. Old leather and strong tart oak notes round off the flavor.
    • Finish
      The departure seems initially quite short, as the strong momentum from the start abates pretty quickly. But the ripe grapes, vanilla, malt sweets, dark chocolate and mild oak notes will then stay very long.

  2. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    a caramel bomb! Geiler Malt better than the regular Vintage 1995, the alcohol is well integrated, nose and taste buds are great
    • Nose
      heavy, vanilla which gets stronger over time, some oak, caramel fat !!, shortbread, lemon, malt increases with time, after some time plum and nutty notes are added
    • Taste
      oily on the palate, malt with sweetness, oak, some pepper, a hint of sulfur, later orange is added, spicy
    • Finish
      long, oak which becomes stronger over time, caramel is getting stronger with time, sweet and bitter change

  3. Goethe scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Fruity Glenrothes with some interesting fruit and body profile.Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
    • Nose
      Hints of sherry, dark fruits, earthy, oranges, raisins, some scones, honey, vanilla.
    • Taste
      Hints of sherry, dark fruits, oranges, raisins, caramel, honey.
    • Finish
      Medium. Vanilla, chocolate and some fruits.

  4. Dramned! scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  5. EvilAFI scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    New to Glenrothes, this one was a great expression. Big caramel and fruity notes, 21 in oak has lent a drying and spicy balance to the sweetness.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Caramel, oak, burnt sugar, buttered toast, red fruits, salinity h
    • Taste
      89 89
      Big burst of flavors, Sherried red fruits, salted caramel, oak spice,
    • Finish
      88 88
      Fruity and long, salty and juicy

  6. tw_xbein scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    beautiful sweet whisky whisky with well-balanced fruit and spicy notes
    • Nose
      canned fruit in Rumtopf, plum compote, Tockenfrüchte, apricots cloves, cinnamon
    • Taste
      sweet, fruity, orange, plum, cherry, dry yellow apple, crunchy, spices, spiced tea, rooibos, cardamom, cinnamon,
    • Finish
      lovely fruity, dried fruit, plum, orange, licorice, delicate spice, light chili bite

  7. robain scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    • Nose
      85 85
      sherried, sweet, round,
    • Taste
      86 86
      mild, round and sweet, slightly sherried, nutty, chocolate
    • Finish
      87 87
      chocolate, medium long finish, some nuts, chocolate is coming more and more..and toffee!

  8. LittlePeat scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I like that. The full booming caramel! Also nice that they filled him with 45%. Unfortunately, Glenrothes is not that common. I also find it interesting that this aromatic note, together with the caramel, reminds me of Ben Nevis.
    • Nose
      Really creamy. Extremely much caramel sweet. Fudge. Vanilla. Popcorn with butter. Apple fritters with vanilla sugar. Pear compote with cinnamon. All carried by an aromatic touch, which I associate with the Glenrothes Brennereicharakter.
    • Taste
      Cane sugar. Burnt almonds. Vanilla Semolina pudding. Nougat. Nutella. Grapes. Then it gets sourer. Apple juice. Oranges. The oak is now noticeable and it tickles a bit on the tongue.
    • Finish
      Hazelnut. Vanilla. Oak.

  10. LukasJakubDrabek scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    On the basis of the scent, I'd consider buying the whole bottle. After the subsequent tasting, I wouldn't even buy the bottle by mistake. Adding water does not improve the overall impression. (Evaluated based on sample.)
    • Nose
      Lots of caramel, some hazelnut, actually a whole concentrated confectionery. But also lemon peel or nail polish remover.
    • Taste
      The taste of the scent lags somewhat. Slightly nuts, milk chocolate, vanilla pod and unripe peach. With water, it goes a little more into sugar candy and makes it bitter.
    • Finish
      Dry, green, spicy. Relatively short. With water spicy, pungent.

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