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.
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.
|Classification||Lowland Single Malt Whisky|
|ABV/ Volume||61.1%/ 70cl|
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