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Hello, that is certainly one of our (nearly) each day tastings. Santé!



October 11, 2021


Let’s have two good older triple-distilled juices whereas ready for the brand new Distillery’s first drops. I will should ask distinguished homeowners Ian MacLeod about their present schedule… Within the meantime…

Rosebank 21 yo 'The Roses - Fascination' (49.5%, Specialty Drinks for The Whisky Exchange, Edition Five, Madeira cask, 633 bottles, 2021)

Rosebank 21 yo ‘The Roses – Fascination’ (49.5%, Specialty Drinks for The Whisky Change, Version 5, Madeira cask, 633 bottles, 2021) Five stars
This child, based on the great retro label, is meant to be ‘for contemplation’ and to ‘change from sip to sip’. This sequence is launched yearly to have a good time Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14), which might solely please me (LOL). Naturally, as Rosebank Distillery closed in 1993, this latest bottling can’t fairly be 21 years outdated, that is most likely a matter of London coquetry or one thing. Color: gentle gold. Nostril: you are feeling the Madeira upfront, which is far more nice than you’d imagine. Some sort of candy mustard sauce blended with sultanas, I’d say, however Rosebank’s citrus does the cavalry, with pink bananas, tangerines, viognier, younger Sauternes after which a drop of chartreuse. Nutshell: beautiful! Mouth: punchier than you’d have anticipated, with as soon as once more these notes of Madeira sauce, somewhat leather-based, tobacco, some saltiness, then the lemons chime in, along with orange blossom honey, earl gray, cane syrup, maybe curaçao, jelly infants and fairly some lemon curd. Pretty ‘nervous’ sweetness which jogs my memory of some correct riesling vendanges tardives. End: medium, on just about the identical flavours and a few barely spicy/salty honeyness within the aftertaste. Feedback: you can have questioned why one would have buried a Rosebank underneath Madeira. The reply is likely to be: it wasn’t actually buried.

SGP:651 – 90 factors.

Rosebank 30 yo 1990/2020 'Release 1' (48.6%, OB, refill casks, 4350 bottles)

Rosebank 30 yo 1990/2020 ‘Launch 1’ (48.6%, OB, refill casks, 4350 bottles) Five stars
It’s slightly incredible that the brand new homeowners might collect sufficient outdated Rosebank to have the ability to launch such a big batch of 30 yo. Color: gold. Nostril: it truly is the ‘Fascination’ minus the Madeira. Which implies that it could be a tad much less advanced, however then again this pristine natural citrusness is simply amazingly contemporary, and pure certainly. Slightly fennel, aniseed, rhubarb, cider apples, oranges, gooseberries after which simply vine peaches. Oh and citrons (you understand, cédrat, cédratine and stuff) and pure fresh-pressed cane juice. Mouth: simply good, vertical, all on lemons and granny smith, then these vine peaches once more. Moderately oily mouthfeel. I would not say it is rather advanced, however it is rather good, nearly summary, transferring very elegantly. Some mobile-whisky by Alexander Calder, maybe. End: medium, ultra-clean, that is nearly some sort of finest limoncello on the planet. Or there, a sort of Limoncello spritz (limoncello, cane syrup, Perrier and actually loads of champagne). Feedback: most likely one of the spectacular uncomplicated distillates in Scotland, simply the alternative of the opposite nice Distillery within the Lowlands, the sorely missed St Magdalene.

SGP:651 – 90 factors.








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