Rosebank 21 Year Old
70cl / 52.5%
- Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Elixir Distillers
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