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Rosebank 20 Years Old Rare Malts Selection 62.3% 1981

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Distillery

Rosebank

Bottler

OB

Serie Rare Malts Selection
Bottled for X
Distilled date 1981
Bottling date 05.2002
Country Scotland
Region

Lowlands

Age 20
Cask Type X
Cask Number X
Alcohol percentage 62.3
Volume 0,70
Condition In Original Container
Stock 0


Serge Valentin (88)

Colour: straw.

Nose: ouch! A high-octane malt, with a little lemon indeed but so strong that you can’t really nose it just like that, unless you want to ‘suicide your nostrils’. So, with water (at roughly 45%): lots of lemon indeed (including rubbed zests), fresh mint, moss and fern just like in the Daily Dram, a little paraffin and lamp petrol, wet stones… There’s also a little apple juice, beeswax, heather honey… Quite austere and a little ‘rigid’ but very elegant. Excellent but maybe not for everyone.

Mouth (neat): more drinkable than noseable at such high strength, very lemony, but let’s not play with our palate. With water: yes, it’s excellent, very elegant, very close to the Daily Dram now. Maybe a little spicier, with more pepper, and certainly less ‘tropically fruity’.

Great, long finish, on lemon and high-end green tea, with quite some pepper.
Another excellent Rosebank.

3.8 stars - 1 professional reviews
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