Rosebank 21 Year Old
70cl / 52.5%
- Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Elixir Distillers
The third edition in the Rosebank Roses collection, Jealousy is a 21-year-old single malt which, like the others in the collection, has been released to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Named after the yellow Jealousy rose this whisky has an elegant and complex character, certain to leave other distilleries jealous. The nose is floral and sweet; sugared violets and candied hazelnuts instantly present, followed by meadow flowers and freshly-mown grass. The palate is smooth and creamy; notes of apples, sultanas and white chocolate immediately burst through, and nutmeg and shortbread develop slowly. The floral notes are still present, developing into a light, sweet finish that lingers endearingly.
The Rosebank Roses is a set of seven whiskies from the late Rosebank distillery, bottled by Elixir Distillers, released every year on Valentine’s Day. Each edition of the Roses is named after a different variety of rose, chosen for their relation to the whiskies’ character.
Rosebank 21 Year Old Reviews
Tasting Notes from Billy Abbott, The Whisky Exchange
Nose: Sugared violets, blanched almonds and candied hazelnuts. Freshly mown grass and meadow flowers follow. The candied notes expands into Love Heart sweets and crunchy barley sugar. Apples and pears develop, along with apple blossom. Creamy white chocolate hides at the back with orange and strawberry creme.
Palate: Sweet and creamy, with candied apple, plump sultanas and white chocolate to start. More weight develops, with nutmeg-spiced shortbread and sponge cake. Digestive biscuits and oat cakes appear. Drifting around on top are the floral notes from the nose, sherbet lemons, and a hint of mint fondant and green leaves.
Finish: Candied notes lead: flowers, barley sugar and pear drops. Twiggy leaves and mint build and the underlying floral notes linger.
Comment: A gentle dram with a balanced touch of spice and biscuity graininess. Give it some time in the glass – with 10 minutes of patience it opens up to reveal even more complexity.
3 Customer Reviews
A wonderful, smooth and subtle dram