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Brands and Distilleries : Rosebank

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Whisky Magazine Issue 122

Is Craft an Expression of Skill, Aberlour, Flavoured Whiskies, Glen Grant

 

Rosebank

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Rosebank
- Scotland - 61.40%
8 Fuller than you normally get from Rosebank,but no worse for that. Highly recommended.

Rosebank 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Relatively young, but beginning to weary nonetheless. Perhaps this tiredness is caused by worry about the future. A feminine whisky that has lost the first bloom of youth. Snatch a kiss while you can.

Rosebank 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.80%
8 At its best with a splash of water.

Scotch Malt Whisky Society 25.46 Rosebank Lemonade in a Buttercup 17 Years Old, 1991
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.10%
7 Balanced fresh and delicious.

Adelphi Rosebank 1992, 9 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 61.00%
8 The aroma promised much, but the palate is curiously drying. Rosebank was never peaty, and this is too young to be woody, so I don't know the origin of that harshness.

Berry's Own Selection Rosebank 1990
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A teasing early freshness is the overture to a richer, modestly structured, conclusion.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Berry's Own Selection Rosebank 1990
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Cute as a button.

Blackadder Rosebank 1992
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.00%
7 Far from Rosebank at its best. Fiery.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Cadenhead's Rosebank 1989, 9 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 All of the characteristic floweriness of Rosebank, but with some roundness.

Chieftain's Choice Rosebank 1991 Sherry Finish, 11 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 An attractive medium-bodied Rosebank. The sherry finish has added complexity to delicacy. Some exotic notes which makes it really appetising.

Connoisseur's Choice Rosebank 1988
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A deft balance between the whisky's own character and the sherry.

Cooper's Choice Rosebank 1992
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A reminder of a great Lowland malt lost.

Cooper's Choice Rosebank 1992, 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Perhaps 12 years in the cask is slightly too long for most Rosebanks. This does not seem a particularly well-behaved example.

Douglas Laing Rosebank 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 A straightforward refreshing dram. To be sipped on a summer afternoon. I would easily drop one or two ice cubes in my glass.

Douglas Laing Rosebank 1974 20 Years Old, The Whisky Fair
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.80%
7 Who needs afternoon tea?

Lombard Rosebank 1989
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 A good example. Such a love potion, from a distillery that no one loved enough to keep alive.

Murray McDavid Rosebank 1990
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
6 Rosebank is a delicate whisky, but just a touch more wood-extract would hold together its flavours.

Murray McDavid Rosebank 1990, Sherry Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 The flowery youth of the whisky and the freshness of the sherry cask achieve an interesting harmony.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Rare Malts Rosebank 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 62.30%
8 This is how Lowlanders used to be: drier, more herbal, more complex. Buy now, while stocks last.

Signatory Rosebank 1989
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
6 With its curiously greeny-white colour, this one actually looks like a ghost. A shadow of a great malt.

Single Malts of Scotland Rosebank 14 Years Old, Bourbon Barrel
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A surprising character. A light aromatic profile with a heavy mouthfeel. A touch of water keeps the balance right.

The Wee Dram Rosebank 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Once a vamp. Now a trouper. She is a little astringent, but I am blind to her faults. I could fall for her all over again.

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Chart Position

Latest
19
Best
12
Average
18

Bottle Price

Average
£126
Highest
£3,065

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Old & Rare Rosebank 1992 21 Years Old
Whisky Shop Dufftown
£305.00
Rosebank 12 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£199.00
Rosebank 12 Year Old Bot. 1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£550.00
Rosebank 12 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£525.00
Rosebank 12 Year Old Flora & Fauna
The Whisky Barrel
£299.99
Rosebank 15 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£550.00
Rosebank 15 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£499.00
Rosebank 15 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£599.00
Rosebank 15 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£499.00
Rosebank 15 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£550.00
Rosebank 15 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£599.00
Rosebank 15 Years Old Ceramic Flagon 50% 15
Lions Whisky
£430.00
Rosebank 1967 20 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£1,200.00
Rosebank 1967 25 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£899.00
Rosebank 1967 26 Year Old Cadenhead's
The Whisky Exchange
£850.00
Rosebank 1974 17 Years Old Cask 5061 Signatory 17 1974
Lions Whisky
£320.00
Rosebank 1974 30 Year Old Sherry Cask Whisky Fair
The Whisky Exchange
£699.00
Rosebank 1974 30yo Silver Seal Missing 30 1974
Lions Whisky
£765.00
Rosebank 1974 Over 30 Years Old Silver Seal Missing 30 1974
Lions Whisky
£445.00
Rosebank 1978 21yo Old Malt Cask 21 1978
Lions Whisky
£185.00
Rosebank 1979 Bot.1993 Connoisseurs Choice
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
Rosebank 1981 1997 Flora & Fauna Cask Strength Series
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£550.00
Rosebank 1981 20 Year Old Rare Malts
The Whisky Exchange
£599.00
Rosebank 1981 20 Year Old Rare Malts
The Whisky Exchange
£499.00
Rosebank 1981 22 Year Old Rare Malts
The Whisky Exchange
£599.00
Rosebank 1981 22yo Rare Malts 22 1981
Lions Whisky
£285.00
Rosebank 1981 25 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£550.00
Rosebank 1981 25 Years Old B 2007 25 1981
Lions Whisky
£295.00
Rosebank 1981 Bot.1997
The Whisky Exchange
£499.00
Rosebank 1981 Bot.1997
The Whisky Exchange
£499.00
Rosebank 1989 12 Years Old Silver Seal 12 1989
Lions Whisky
£185.00
Rosebank 1989 12yo Signatory Vintage 12 1989
Lions Whisky
£125.00
Rosebank 1989 2002 Connoisseurs Choice
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£195.00
Rosebank 1989 Bot.1999
The Whisky Exchange
£250.00
Rosebank 1989 Bot.1999 Jewels Of The Lowlands
The Whisky Exchange
£199.00
Rosebank 1990 21 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£450.00
Rosebank 1990 B 2004 G&m 1990
Lions Whisky
£85.00
Rosebank 1990 Cask Strength Gordon & Macphail
The Whisky Exchange
£250.00
Rosebank 1991 14yo Dun Bheagan 14 1991
Lions Whisky
£130.00
Rosebank 1992 2013 21 Year Old Old & Rare Platinum Selection
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£295.00
Rosebank 1992 8 Year Old Cooper's Choice
The Whisky Exchange
£199.00
Rosebank 1992 9 Year Old Cask #1448
The Whisky Exchange
£199.00
Rosebank 20 Year Old Bot.1970s
The Whisky Exchange
£1,200.00
Rosebank 20 Years Old 57% Zenith 2580 Bottles 20
Lions Whisky
£840.00
Rosebank 21 Year Old 1992 Cask 10146 Directors' Cut Douglas Laing
Master of Malt
£26.41
Rosebank 21 Year Old 1992 Director's Cut
The Whisky Barrel
£398.98
Rosebank 21 Year Old 1992 Old & Rare
The Whisky Barrel
£295.25
Rosebank 21 Year Old 1992 Old & Rare Platinum Hunter Laing 3cl Sam
Master of Malt
£19.92
Rosebank 22 Year Old 1991 Cask 271 Mackillop's Choice 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£13.55
Rosebank 8 Year Old 1980s
WhiskyOnline-Shop.com
£575.00
Rosebank 8 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£699.00
Rosebank 8 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£550.00
Rosebank 8 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£699.00
Rosebank 8 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£525.00
Rosebank Bot.1960s
The Whisky Exchange
£1,250.00
Rosebank Bot.1970s
The Whisky Exchange
£899.00
Rosebank Bot.1970s
The Whisky Exchange
£750.00
Rosebank Bot.1970s
The Whisky Exchange
£899.00
Rosebank Bot.1970s
The Whisky Exchange
£899.00
Rosebank Smws 25.65
The Whisky Barrel
£399.99
Rosebank White Label Bot.1960s
The Whisky Exchange
£1,200.00
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