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Douglas Laing Rosebank 1974 20 Years Old, The Whisky Fair Tasting notes and reviews

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Douglas Laing Rosebank 1974 20 Years Old, The Whisky Fair

Brand
Douglas Laing
Expression
Rosebank 1974 20 Years Old, The Whisky Fair
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
20 years old
Abv
55.80%
Vintage
1974
Produced at
Douglas Laing & Co ~ Rosebank Distillery
Region
Lowland
Website
www.douglaslaing.com
Availability
Germany

Michael Jackson

77
Nose
Floral. Like a clean, invigorating, bath soap.
Palate
Quite big for a Lowlander. Sugared almonds. Cake decorations that look like slices of orange and lemon but are made from jelly, sprayed with sugar. Scones with rhubarb jam.
Finish
Drier. More almonds, glazed this time.
Comment
Who needs afternoon tea?

Dave Broom

75
Nose
Smoky. Has weight and touches of complexity. Wood ash, spent campfire, fig, coffee. Peat-dominant.
Palate
Very peaty (certainly when compared to everything else on show) and powdery peat at that. Sweet and light with firm oak. A bit confused.
Finish
Oak and smoke.
Comment
Some will love the combination of a cult malt, alcohol, great age and smoke but I'm not so convinced.
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