Glenrothes 1995

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
American Oak
Calculated age
21 years old
American Oak
45.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L0383Y L04 24/08
Added on
02 Aug 2017 4:39 pm by Astrid

Average value

€ 114.15

18 × in wishlist

108 × member ratings

368 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenrothes 1995

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.43 points

  1. Northern&Isles scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Top. Great value for money. The slightly increased 45 percent by volume get him visibly good.
    Excellently matured.
    Nice presentation.
    Not just vanilla flavors from the Bourbon Cask, but in my opinion, too, portions of sherry or red wine barrel ripening due to red berries, slight sherry nose, a hint of acidity and bitterness due to oak flavoring.
    A delicious Glenrothes.

  2. JimJaws scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Wonderful whisky, but you have to like bourbon casks. After 21 years, this Scot has an extreme Bourbon taste. The PLV is very decent.

  3. The_Independent scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    An intense, sweet-spicy Glenrothes. In particular, the taste reminds me a little of old bourbon barrel matured Grain whisky, which makes it very interesting. A little more finesse in the smell and especially in the finish but would have done him good.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Heavy, sweet and spicy. At first very intense aromas of toffee, caramel, vanillin and some rum. After some time I find a little sweet compote, raisins and blood oranges. A light mint note flashes in between. The massive sweet flavors, which initially override everything, recede slightly. The nose becomes more interesting with time, because it is more varied.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very spicy, sparkling hot, then slightly oily. Milk chocolate, rum, walnut crisp, walnut, associations with an old matured in Bourbon barrels Grain whisky come to mind.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium long and soft. Milky coffee, spicy and sweet rum, nutty bitter notes. Overall, a bit unspectacular.

  4. glenrob scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  5. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    American Oak sounds supposedly like Bourbon Cask, but here there is a clear modern sherry influence, fruity in the nose and spicy-bitter in the taste. A little too little complex and strong in the finish.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Plum brandy, rum-raisins, caramel, vanilla, berries. Alcohol well integrated.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Powerful and intense approach, significantly less fruity than the nose, stronger on the spicy side, clearly dark chocolate, chocolate coffee beans, walnuts, behind which there is some artificial cherry
    • Finish
      83 83
      Also here still strongly spicy and barrel-heavy with bitter substances. Espresso. Wood. A little unbalanced. At the very back, once more Nogger - hazelnut ice cream. Medium length

  6. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Surprisingly fun dram with typical sherried, sweet Glenrothes profile. Wisely bottled at 45% abv. Very quaffable. Recommended.

  7. Malthead19 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    - a very pleasant tasty Glenrothes,
    - nice aroma, nice to enjoy
    - for originally about 60 € hammer price for the quality!
    • Nose
      strong, intense, very aromatic, mild first impression, raisins, caramel, vanilla, old wood
    • Taste
      sweetish creamy start, vanilla, toffee, oak, a little stronger in the mouth
    • Finish
      medium-long, sweet finish;
      medium to long, very aromatic aftertaste, here again clear spice / oak

  8. schengel10 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A great, multi-layered Glenrothes that is / was available at a super fair price!
    [Color] = gold;
    • Nose
      soft, sweet, creamy, lots of caramel, vanilla, honey, yellow fruit;
    • Taste
      aromatic powerful start, like caramel, honey and creamy vanilla, fruit (?), spices, spicy oak, multi-layered;
    • Finish
      medium to long finish, sweet, now also clearly spicy oak, coffee;

  9. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Unfortunately, the finish is a big weak point, the nose a tasty highlight, the mouth somewhere in between. Not a bad dram, but a clear potential for improvement.
    • Nose
      Ui, candy cabinet, really plump cream sweets, Werther's, light honey, some almonds and pistachio, later lychee, sweet grasses, but also has a subtle acidity, reminds me more and more of cheesecake (one of my favorite cakes), candied lemon peel, flower meadow
    • Taste
      Interesting start, slightly old marzipan, almonds, slightly salted toffee, a little green apple, some lemon, some acid but also candied peel and sweets such as candies, candied ginger, rhubarb, a dash of lime, lychee, tick heather
    • Finish
      The finish is almost screaming wine finish, this typical winey, slightly soapy note that can be good and sometimes not so good, here for me the latter unfortunately, somewhat strange aftertaste, damp wood, fruit seeds, pear, grapes, short to medium length

  10. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    The nose is a dream. You can sniff it for hours. Whoever stands oak is in paradise here. But we speak or taste better above all of the aromatic, sweet, vanilla oak. Not from the bitter bitter European. I really like it. He is a candidate for a large bottle, there would be another bottle here at an acceptable price.
    • Nose
      90 90
      The color is a nice strong gold. Very oily streaks can be seen on the edge of the glass. The very first impression - raisins. Sweet raisin cake with caramel. And clear sherry flavors. Prunes, dark red fruits. Toasted nuts. Incredibly intense nose. Spicy, almost a floral nose. Very deep. Interestingly, after some time in the glass I get something like ripe sugar melon as a fruit note, Italian holiday feeling included.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Very creamy and soft mouthfeel. Lively and sweet at the same time. A beautiful harmonious spiciness of the oak is immediately present in the taste. The fruit flavors that I had on the nose have now given way to spices like cinnamon and nutmeg and the sweetness. The roasted nuts from the nose are still present. The alcohol with 45% alcohol is super integrated.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Intense oak spiciness even at the end. Little bitterness from the oak. There is a bitter note at the end, but it looks more from grape seeds or nuts from the nose than from cocoa or dark chocolate. Very long finish. The oak is really wide in the mouth and lingers there for a long time.


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