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Rosebank 1981

Overall rating
89.91/100
votes
205
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Malts Selection
Vintage
1981
Bottled
05.2002
Stated Age
20 years old
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
62.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281016719
Added on
12 Aug 2007 3:00 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 790,40

Whisky Reviews for Rosebank 1981

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.91 points

  1. St. Pauli scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Very complex: fruity, malty, flowery and herbal. There is lemon cheesecake, vanilla biscuit, daffodil, pineapple, green melon and coconut. Later, nuts and chalk emerge.
    • Taste
      Very powerful without water, and quite crisp (like a Sauvignon Blanc). With water, it opens and gives sweet lemon, unripe pineapple, kiwi, cupcake, breakfast cereal, daffodil, hyacinth, a hint of clove, and menthol.
    • Finish
      Long, quite chalky and malty, but with enough fruit, flower and herbs to counterbalance.

  2. LDB scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Relatively disappointing.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Undiluted quite a glue attack, Uhu, Pattex, the whole program, so there's an espresso spoon of water, but even then the nose remains a challenge, except a lot of earthy woody he does not tell me much.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Despite H²O strong in the mouth, but the viscosity is great and saves him. With enough chewing, I get lots of fresh woody notes with limes and grapefruit.
    • Finish
      85 85
      It remains brutal despite having 2 espresso spoons on a good cl.

  3. GJR scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Mark-E scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    We had to laugh right at the tasting, because all involved could confirm the late blow how this works? No idea. But exciting own notes and a nice mix of sweetness, pungency and minerals / salt is there, top part.
    • Nose
      Rises directly into the synapses, the power is clearly noticeable, banana, marzipan, coconut and a little smoked bacon, honeydew melon, apricot, physalis, cream, vanilla, light honey, chalk and salt, lemon ice cream and papaya
    • Taste
      Comes first very pleasant, if full, all the fruits again with papaya, lemon, banana, honeydew melon, apricot, etc.
      Then, after more than 10 seconds, an alcoholic punch suddenly comes into my face, like I have never had it so late and vigorous and explode all kinds of new notes, fennel, anise, ginger, wasabi, avocado paste, cardamom, tonka beans, white pepper, very crazy and something Asian
    • Finish
      Burning tea, eucalyptus, more oak now, some more anise, candied ginger, honeydew melon and some dry apricot, rose water, long to very long

  6. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    he is similar to the 22 year old. Without water something better, more exciting with a surprising resinous touch. But he is not so good with water then, on the palate even clearly too weak.
    • Nose
      Fir resin, followed by vanilla, orange marmalade and light wood fire smoke. The alcohol stings something in the nose. With water fruity, now rather sweet pineapple.
    • Taste
      sweet and slightly fruity, some bitterness, strong pepper and alcohol. With water he loses massive strength.
    • Finish
      A long, rather intense finish, with saliva-inducing bitterness.

  7. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Allandale scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Body: soft. Very smooth. Sweet. Camomile.
    • Nose
      Perfumy. Herbal. Vegetal.
    • Taste
      Starts quietly then explodes with flavorurs. Lemon grass.  Very spicy. Very dry. Intense.
    • Finish
      The same pulsating quietly as the 1979, 60.2%.

  9. Luigisim scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Old fashioned sweet dram with smoke in the background.

    Blind tasting notes from homemade Advent 2017 calendar, gentle gift of friends
    • Nose
      Honey followed by mild toasted peaty wood. Mahagony pipe
    • Taste
      Macerated sweet wood seasoned with white pepper and aceto balsamico
    • Finish
      Gentle smoke but is too long, quite pungent. Maybe the bottle was opened long before

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

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