Rosebank 1981 22 Years Rare Malts Selection

DESCRIPTION

The Rare Malts are a now-discontinued series of cask-strength releases designed by Diageo to showcase some of the hidden treasures in their portfolio. This Rosebank is even rarer by virtue of being both a Lowland malt and from a distillery that ceased production in 1993.

TASTING NOTES 

Colour: pale gold.

Nose: rather discreet aroma wise but otherwise really punchy, with quite some fresh pear juice. Almost pungent, in fact - let’s add a few drops of water. Right, it gets much farmier now, as often, but with still a nice cleanliness and the usual lemony aromas coming through now. In short, it’s quite simple (simpler than the beautiful 20 yo 1979, in my opinion) but flawless.

Mouth: very powerful when neat, mostly on candied lemon. With water, it gets even fruitier (all sorts of citrus fruits such as grapefruits and tangerines), with a nice sweetness but always some kind of simplicity. Quite some honey too. Typically Rosebank again and certainly more body. 85 points.

    PRODUCT SUMMARY

    Distillery Rosebank 
    Classification Lowland Single Malt Whisky
    Bottle No./Released -/-
    Vintage 1981
    Age 22
    Bottler Official Bottling
    Bottling Date -
    ABV/ Volume 61.1%/ 70cl
    Rating/SGP -/-
    Cask Number -

     


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