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Connoisseur's Choice Rosebank 1988 Tasting notes and reviews

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Connoisseur's Choice Rosebank 1988

Brand
Connoisseur's Choice
Expression
Rosebank 1988
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
40.00%
Vintage
1988
Produced at
Gordon & MacPhail ~ Rosebank Distillery
Region
Lowland
Website
www.gordonandmacphail.co.uk
Availability
Specialist outlets only

Michael Jackson

80
Nose
Buttercups, clover, sweet grass, honey and a tender touch of sherry.
Palate
Flowers softened and sweetened by sherry. Honey, junket, very lightly nutty dryness.
Finish
Candied angelica, honey-coated nuts.
Comment
A deft balance between the whisky's own character and the sherry.

Jim Murray

80
Nose
A hint of smoke and plethora of other delicate aromas. Primroses and sandalwood, faint marzipan and passion fruit. Stunning.
Palate
Delicate, with very firm malt and gentle spice.
Finish
Relatively flat, dependent on a burnt mallow and vanilla oakiness.
Comment
Fabulous whisky, though never quite living up to the expectation built by the astonishing nose.
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