Rosebank 1990 21 Year Old Whisky 2011 Bottling
Stocks of Rosebank are running low, it's a closed distillery, and with the old stills now stolen, it will probably never re-open.
A Natural Cask Strength 2011 Bottling
From refill American Oak and refill European Oak casks
From the Diageo Special Releases of 2011
With only 5604 individually numbered bottles, this will be sought after.
Official Rosebank Tasting Notes
Overview - A charming whisky whose attractive citric and aromatic notes suggest a feminine elegance, and whose subtleties are best revealed with water. Fresh and clean - excellent shared as an aperitif.
Appearance - Pale gold. Moderate beading, very clear.
Nose - Mild nose-feel. The soft start is soon balanced by a crisp, juicy fruit sharpness (tropical fruits, orange and tangerine peel) and sweetness (fruit sweets). Below this the sweet fruit gives way to a more delicate earthy, even floral character - lily and English rose. Water makes the aromas softer, sweet lemon fondant replaces the earthiness. Late green apple fruit and floral notes, ripe peaches in a brown paper bag.
Body - Light.
Palate - At natural strength, tingling mouth-feel and good acidity, fresh, clean and drying. Mineral and tart (ripe plum skins) with faint menthol, then pleasingly charred with light pepper. Beautifully silky with a little water, when a very soft floral sweetness emerges (fruit salad and orange water) before the lemony acidity asserts itself.
Finish - Short and drying, with just an appetising hint of bitterness. Later, some red grape fruit. Softer, more gentle and rounded with water. Finally, a little late cocoa dryness.
Rosebank Distillery - Built on the waterside of a former brewery near Falkirk.
Rosebank is highly regarded by Lowland Malt enthusiasts
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