2017 brought with it news of Rosebank being renewed by Ian Macleod Distillers, news that came right on the heels of Diageo’s announcement that Port Ellen and Brora will be brought back, making it the year of distillery resurrections.
But this is an old Rosebank with a lot of depth and complexity…..
Cadenhead’s 175th Anniversary, Rosebank 1991, 25 Year Old, 192 Bottles (50.5% ABV, NCF, NC)
Appearance: Pale gold, thin legs and a lot of residue.
Nose: Honey and floral notes. Hints of nutmeg and pepper with a touch of dust. Hint of banana peel, not overly ripe. Fresh peaches and apricots.
Palate: Sweet woodsy spice, with a very sweet note hinting at coca cola. The spice is very prevalent on the second sip, with a gentle honey.
Linger: Spicy and floral with a geranium note, and pepper ringing the palate. The mouth is dry.
Beautiful Rosebank, leaving you wondering if the new stuff could possibly match?