The Ultimate Whisky Company is an independent bottler founded in 1994 by Han and Maurice van Wees. Since then they have released over 500 malt whiskies, the list of products can be found here along with distillation and bottling dates, ages, cask types and numbers. All of The Ultimate whiskies are non-chill filtered, single cask whiskies with no added colour. This 17 year old Speyside malt by Glenrothes distillery was distilled in 1995 and bottled in August 2012. Matured in a first fill sherry butt.
The Ultimate Glenrothes 1995 Aged 17 years felt quite entertaining. Like a roller coaster ride of spices and delicate sweet notes in a dry palate. Started out with a very light and delicate, yet magnificent nose – the best part of this dram. Then slowly fading into a more mediocre mode. Like the movie Full Metal Jacket, which gives you a mind blowing introduction with its first act. Offering high hopes to a yet so average script. But I didn’t mind really, both, the dram and the movie are definitely worth a try.