Another Rosebank review, just before I finish the bottle! That’s probably tonight, since there’s about one glass left in it. I bought the bottle about two years ago, more or less random at a moment I felt like buying a bottle. That sounds about as decadent as it is…
More coconut than I’m used to in Rosebank and more than I remember this one having too. Also a fruit and spices mix that’s typical for an American oak cask with banana and vanilla cream. Some cookie dough. Also typical for American oak, if you take a very long and deep sniff above the glass you get some cleaning spray eventually.
It starts of with a rather sharp edge, but that disappears quickly. Some green pepper corns, a little dry and quite a lot of wood, also a little green. Some straw but this all appears with a little greasy thick edge.
The finish is light, quite long and a bit dry. It reminds me of sugary coconut biscuits.
A whisky that I’m not sure I like all to much. The strange thing is, it’s very tasty, and all flavours are pretty nice, but it’s not a typical Rosebank as I’m used to it. The gentle grassy and floral notes are suppressed by the cask’s influence. So, something that’s very tasty but in a different way than you’d expect?
Rosebank 16, 03-07-1991 – 05-2008, Gordon & MacPhail Reserve, Cask # 2095, 54.4%, about € 80 at Passie voor Whisky.