Friday, August 26, 2011

Rosebank 16 Year

One can't live by wine alone.

For some time I've been searching for a bottle of Rosebank Scottish whisky.  Obviously, from the picture I finally found a bottle.  Rosebank is a lowland malt, triple distilled, and lighter than its highland cousins.  The distillery closed in 1993 so it took some searching to find a bottle.  This bottling was by Gordon & McPhail and was distilled in 1991 and bottled in 2007.

The nose was quite flowery and lightly fruity.  Good warmth and there were hints of orange and honey flavors.  This was a very elegant and refined whisky, more like a cognac than my usual island whiskys.  Very easy to drink. 

46% alcohol and $70

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