First Taste of The Glenrothes Vintage 1995

on 16/09/11 at 11:21 am

Spirits

The latest release in the vintage program of The Glenrothes—1995—marks a new milestone for the Speyside Scotch distillery. The single-malt whisky is made from the first casks laid down by the company specifically for the purpose of making a vintage whisky expression.

First-fill Sherry casks were mingled with some refill Bourbon and Sherry vessels to create the 1995 vintage, which has been described by brand ambassador Ronnie Cox as a malt for “after-dinner, when conservation is flowing.” It debuts in November in the United States.

The long-standing Glenrothes vintage program has previously been fed by casks that were cherry-picked from containers filled during a certain year, but not earmarked for special bottling. If not for their being chosen as exemplary by the malt master, they might have been used in a blend, such as The Famous Grouse or Cutty Sark, which are made by the distillery owner Berry Brothers & Rudd.

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