Beverly Hills Liquor And Wine 10-50000 (323) 655 9995
8318 Wilshire Blvd Beverly Hills CA 90211

The Glenrothes Distilled 1995 Single Malt Scotch

Every release is aged differently for variation in style year-to-year. This vintage was aged in 34% first-fill sherry casks and 66% in refill bourbon. This makes for a whisky with clear Speyside character, signature Glenrothes butterscotch-and-toffee, and a light background of sherry fruit. I think of it as a denser, more refined big brother to The Balvenie’s DoubleWood.

Nose: Very lively. A heady mix of florals: heather and honeysuckle with a lemon peel chaser. Peach flesh, filtered honey, and freshly baled hay. Gloriously Speyside with layers of honey, summer fruits, and light cereals. No overbearing wood here, and only a touch of sherry fruit.

Palate: Gentle on the tongue, viscous like thin honey (not chewy, but soft and thick-bodied). Graham cracker, butterscotch, dried apricots, and more honey. A background of fresh juicy plums and ripe red table grapes. Quite smooth.

Finish: Not a trace of wood bitterness. Supple and sweet, medium-long and lingering. Some suggestion of dried fruits, otherwise a continuation of the palate flavors.

With Water: Brings out white tea and peaches in the nose. Sharpens the palate slightly, bringing out some nuttiness and cocoa as well as a few acidic fruits and citrus. Definitely worth trying with water, although it doesn’t need the improvement.

Overall: Elegant and pure. Not too young (the fruits are sun-ripened and the grains fully ripe), and not particularly old (very little oak impact, and no mustiness or resiny notes). A very straightforward picture of Speyside style. The background of sherry notes show a light hand was used with the sherry barrels.

Availability: Out of stock

$99.99

Additional Info

Size 750 ml
Gift Box Yes

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I had a pleasant experience at the store; they helped me with my purchase, and it was a good one. I recommend this spirit, very refined and smooth. (Posted on 9/30/2015)

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