Rosebank 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Flora & Fauna
Stated Age
12 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
12 Aug 2007 3:22 pm

Average value

€ 554.76

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Whisky Reviews for Rosebank 12-year-old

36 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.77 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 88 points Super Administrator

    Arguably the most famous expression of the Flora & Fauna range, Rosebank 12 has become a rare find. Fresh, delicate and complex, the aroma enchants with yellow fruits, blossom honey and subtle hints of chamomile. Red currants, kiwi and corn flakes emerge. Creamy, floral and slightly astringent at first, the taste is shifting towards barley sugar, honeydew melon and sour tangerines. Mint leaves, wood spices and a touch of white wine accompany the crisp and elegant finish. Time will tell if the 'new' Rosebank can live up to the quality of this iconic malt.

    RATING: 4.0/5.0 stars ≙ 88 pts → FIRST-CLASS
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    interesting whisky. Shy nose, aromatic taste and then pretty quickly gone. Actually one to drink and not to nose. But maybe the Rosebank used to be. Is not all made for us nerds. Definitely an experience.
    • Nose
      Caraway, bright fruit, only very subtle, rather a little fennel tea, a slight floral sweetness in the background, a little oak. Over time, it becomes sweeter, a light citrus freshness is added, the spices are in the background, the fruits are slightly more effective.
    • Taste
      very soft and oily, incredibly oily, a nice spice, some dusty oak notes. Great mouthfeel and in contrast to the shy nose a surprisingly powerful and full aroma.
    • Finish
      Tart oak, some fruit, but rather subtle.

  3. Calmar scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Light and simple triple distillation moths, dry enough, bitter-grassy, ​​generally do not cause rejection, despite the minimum strength, it has some depth and saturation, there is no feeling of emptiness and wateriness.
    • Nose
      Light, airy, flower-honey, lemon peel, lollipops, light oak notes, lemonade.
    • Taste
      Soft, oily, sweet spicy oak, crusts of oranges and grapefruit, cream, herbal bitterness, astringent oak notes.
    • Finish
      Continuation of taste, soft, sweet with bitter taste, herbs - wormwood, thyme, mint;

  4. Squinugie scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Rosebanker66 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Finish
      Average there are clearly better ones

  6. MarcinCh scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Fresh fruit at first. Definitely green apples. Maybe some grass. Spices. Slightly spicy. Maybe some lemongrass. Maybe a hint of citrus.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Fresh fruit. Green apples, maybe some citrus. There is a bit of bitterness, hard to define, maybe spicy. Sweetness, sourness and bitterness mingle. A slight tartness.
    • Finish
      80 80
      A bit of bitterness and spice at the beginning. Warms up slightly. Fresh fruit, but not green anymore. A bit of dust, bitterness. Something towards coffee or cocoa. Long finish. At the next time, dessert chocolate.

  7. pere scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Not exactly the very clean and crisp style of Rosebank I like most, but not totally undrinkable either.
    • Nose
      A bit light, compulsory rose water, citrus freshness, flowers, a bit of fruity sweetness.
    • Taste
      More powerful than the nose, a bit fruity, a bit spicy, a bit of pepper, malt, apricots.
    • Finish
      Citrus, plum skins, a bit of malt, fresh, but a bit dry.

  8. Feorag86 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Fanta, vanilla extract, mango, hay, tulip and apricots
    • Taste
      91 91
      Lemon sorbet, liquorice and nutmeg
    • Finish
      87 87
      Lemon grass, peppermint and orange marmalade

  9. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    An extremely beautiful and elegant nose. Smells like fresh grass and flowers as you walk down a riverbank on a midsummer's day. Palate is quite soft and oily. Oak spice is prominent. Finish contains fruit and is subtle and moderate.

  10. St. Pauli scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Colour: white wine
    An interesting aperitif whisky.
    • Nose
      84 84
      The Rosebank signatory boiled sweets and icing sugar nose, followed by tinned peach. The wood has given some coconut and a hint of vanilla, and also some more weighty notes of sawdust. Further: husks and mint.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Medium bitter from the wood, with pepper and ginger. It's followed by tropical fruit, grapefruit and waxy barley. It's almost like the whisky version of a sauvignon blanc.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Rather short and fading, on rose water, grapefruit and husks.


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