An increasingly hard to find bottling, as it was discontinued a while back, from the closed and now redeveloped Rosebank distillery. A victim of the early 1990s downturn in the whisky market and producer of some beautiful whiskies. MAXIMUM 1 BOTTLE PER CUSTOMER.
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CountryScotlandRegionLowlandBottlerFlora & FaunaBottling StatusDiscontinuedSeriesFlora & FaunaAge12 Year Old
The nose is definitely the star. So delicate, balanced and complex. I got malt, honey, lemon, apple, hay, fresh grass and floral notes. I enjoyed the mouthfeel but the flavor wasn't A+ like the nose. The malt and honey somewhat overshadow the delicate fresh fruit. I'd describe the finish as herbal and like a malty Cadbury's Crunchie. A good summery malt, for sure. Just as an extra note, I bought this for myself at Christmas and I think the price has gone up since then.
- Oliver, 18th Jun '12
Reminds me Glenkinchie 12 y and Balblair 89. More complex than Glenkinchie, less complex than Balblair. Amazing nose promises more than malt can deliver. Palate is very light, but there is layers of flavor that you can't find in your first dram. Grassy, lemon, malty, rather long finish. This needs time. Take your favorite easy chair and few hours to savor this enigmatic malt.
- Mikko, 11th Dec '10
Bought this last week from The Whisky Exchange. The nose is astounding! I can easily spend half an hour with my face buried in a glass of this stuff. It smells of every kind of fresh plant sap I can imagine: cut grass, chopped salad, grated lemons etc.Personally I find the taste a bit thin and dry especially compared to my preferred tipple of Talisker, but with a nose like that who cares!
- Bernie, 11th Oct '10
This is a truly fabulous Lowland whisky! Wonderful nose of soft fruit
- trebor - kent., 11th Jan '10
Finally got round to buying a bottle of this. Sweet, nectary, floral, drips down beautifully. If ever there's a 'dessert' dram - a Sauternes single malt - it's this. One of a kind. A real shame it's so rare.
- anonymous, 3rd Sep '09
I've tried a hundred scotches, but this one puts the rest to shame. It's like drinking pure joy.
- blove, 23rd Aug '09
Simply the best lowland single malt I've ever tasted. It tastes like one would imagine mead would or should taste.
- John Purchase, 8th Mar '09
A beautifully balanced lowland single malt, triple distilled and bursting with sweet honey flavours. Ideal for a sunny summer evening relaxing in the garden. Diageo have released a final bottling in 2007, so we will be able to enjoy this classic lowland malt for another few years. But watch the price go up again in the future. Buy now, a few to drink and a few to keep.
V. Yates, Eskbank, Midlothian
- anonymous, 15th Jun '07
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