The Glenrothes 1995
The Glenrothes // Speyside, Scotland
This was the first vintage produced with the intention of laying it down as strictly a single malt and not for blending. Bottled in 2011, this whisky is 16 years old aged 30% in 1st fill sherry and remainder in refilled ex-bourbon casks.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Type70% refill ex bourbon, 30% 1st fill sherry from European and American oak
"For those that like their whiskies on the sweet side, step right up. This is a creamy and rich whisky with notes of almond covered toffee. Ripe apple fruits covered with cinnamon syrup and hints of orange zest round out the flavor profile."