Rosebank Distillery (Closed 1993)
Some will love the combination of a cult malt, alcohol, great age and smoke but I'm not so convinced.
The Whisky Fair
1974, Aged 20 Years
Year of Bottling
Nose: Smoky. Has weight and touches of complexity. Wood ash, spent campfire, fig, coffee. Peat-dominant.
Palate: Very peaty (certainly when compared to everything else on show) and powdery peat at that. Sweet and light with firm oak. A bit confused.
Finish: Oak and smoke.
Comment: Some will love the combination of a cult malt, alcohol, great age and smoke but I'm not so convinced.
Nose: Floral. Like a clean, invigorating, bath soap.
Palate: Quite big for a Lowlander. Sugared almonds. Cake decorations that look like slices of orange and lemon but are made from jelly, sprayed with sugar. Scones with rhubarb jam.
Finish: Drier. More almonds, glazed this time.
Comment: Who needs afternoon tea?
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