Rosebank 12 Year Old
Flora & Fauna

70cl / 43%
  • Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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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.

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Flora & Fauna
12 Year Old

Rosebank 12 Year Old Reviews

12 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    25 August 2018

    Very light; not smoky. Very smooth with a drop or two of water.

  • 5
    12 June 2018

    I've known the whisky for a while now, so I know the taste is on point, no complaints there! Delivery was on time, everything went smoothly. Only thing I'm a bit dissapointed in, is that you just get the bottle... For this price I'd expect it to come in some sort of box or wrapping... Other than that no complaints whatsoever!

  • 5
    30 April 2018

    My favourite whisky , I bought 2 bottles 20 years ago and am still mourning them ! A delicate whisky with floral and grass tones but most importantly a lovely dram at ant time

  • 4
    29 April 2015

    I still have a bottle in a wooden box its a 12 year old I am reluctant to open it I dont think I would appreciate it after reading the reviews

  • Oliver 18 June 2012

    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.

  • Mikko 11 December 2010

    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.

  • Bernie 11 October 2010

    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!

  • trebor - kent. 11 January 2010

    This is a truly fabulous Lowland whisky! Wonderful nose of soft fruit

  • Anonymous 3 September 2009

    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.

  • blove 23 August 2009

    I've tried a hundred scotches, but this one puts the rest to shame. It's like drinking pure joy.

  • John Purchase 8 March 2009

    Simply the best lowland single malt I've ever tasted. It tastes like one would imagine mead would or should taste.

  • Anonymous 15 June 2007

    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