Glenrothes 1995
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  • fire
  • sweet vanilla
  • chocolate
  • roasted almonds
  • caramel
  • apple
  • biscuit
  • butterscotch
  • spicy

The Glenrothes

Glenrothes 1995 (0.7l, 43%)
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The first Glenrothes Single Malt aged extra long and rare.
 
In 1879 the Glenrothes Distillery was founded James Stewart near the Burn of Rothes in Speyside. James also worked at the nearby Macallan Distillery, and he brought the knowledge he gained there to his new venture. The distillery itself is owned by The Edrington Group, but the Glenrothes Single Malt Whiskey produced there is owned by Berry Bros. & Rudd in an odd cooperative arrangement. What’s not bottled as Glenrothes Single Malt is in high demand as a core component of various blends, including Cutty Sark and The Famous Grouse.
 
The 1995 vintage of Glenrothes was the first year when a portion of their productions was set aside for Single Malt bottling. Prior to then, 100% went to blends. 70% of The Glenrothes 1995 Vintage was aged in refill Glenrothes casks and 30% in Sherry casks (American and Spanish oak). This batch was bottled in 2014 — making it 19 years old. And… it’s a winner. This savory dram has taken home many awards and was designated one of Ian Buxton’s “101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die.”
 
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The Glenrothes Distillery has had some bad luck over the years. The still-house was badly damaged by fire in 1896, and then an explosion in 1903. In 1922 a fire in Warehouse No. 1 resulted in the total loss of the building and nearly a million liters of aging Whisky. And another major fire in 1962 required a complete remodel.
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Appearance / Color
Light Bronze
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aromas are decidedly right with butter-toffee, stewed apples, and notes of chocolate, fig, and baking spices.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is complex with buttermilk biscuits, malted barley, maple bars, and vanilla.
 
Finish 
The finish is long with roasted almonds and toffee.
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  • fire
  • sweet vanilla
  • chocolate
  • roasted almonds
  • caramel
  • apple
  • biscuit
  • butterscotch
  • spicy
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
The Berry Brothers gave Cutty Sark back to the Edrington Group, when they acquired Glenrothes.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
The Berry Brothers gave Cutty Sark back to the Edrington Group, when they acquired Glenrothes.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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