Rosebank 21 Year Old
70cl / 51.6%
- Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Elixir Distillers
The Rosebank Roses series has been created by Elixir Distillers, which previously operated under the name Speciality Drinks Ltd.
Rosebank 21 Year Old Reviews
Tasting notes by Billy Abbott (The Whisky Exchange)
Nose: Sweet cream, honeysuckle and spring meadow flowers lead. Apple blossom and creamy vanilla custard follow, with sliced apple and pear, and rich citrus peel notes: orange and lemon. Candied flower petals – violet and rose – develop, wafting delicately over a field of buttery malt.
Palate: The sweet cream from the nose returns, with spicy bodyguards: cinnamon and nutmeg to one side, white and black pepper on the other. Stewed apples roll in, with liquorice and anise touches. Sweet shop notes hide at the bottom: candy necklaces, apple chews and creamy milk chocolate. Floral notes develop, with delicate petals and sweet syrup tinged with a hint of leafy mint. Water softens the spice, but leaves the intensity of flavour. Buttery notes are amplified, and fruit and cream notes develop: strawberry- and orange-creme-filled chocolates.
Finish: A burst of buttermint fades to leave sweet floral touches and gentle green leaf notes.