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Rosebank 1981

Overall rating
89.93/100
votes
220
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

€ 1124,48

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220 × member ratings

355 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Rosebank 1981

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.93 points

  1. Defeatless scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A very good whisky. The best Rosebank I've tasted so far.
    Yet too expensive though. Price can be around €200,- everything above is for investors.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Sweet, peaches, a very delicate nice nose. It is very well layered with touches of wood and spice, but overall there is quite some fruitiness. There is a fresh note in the background.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweet and soft. It brings fruity notes, some tropical notes and some pineapple juice.
      With water it turns even better with loads of sweetness and fruit juices.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long length. A tad woody and a little bitter. But overall again the sweetness from peaches and pineapples.

  2. hans1971 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  3. JacobaEd scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. ahroeen scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Beautiful! Yellow apples, cinnamon, orange peel. Light and fruity.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Still light, fruity and spicy. Oak shines through nicely. Malty, or is that freshly cut grass? A bit of freshly ground black pepper. Vanilla.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long and lingering, letting the spices and fruits play around on my tongue.

  5. Bretorianer scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Lemon, clear, vanilla, pineapple, kiwi, peach, sweet, but also spicy & peppery. Not just the dram, but good.

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    beautiful Oldschool Dram - has everything you could wish for, fruitiness, complex woody aromas, floral teenagers - delicious
    • Nose
      91 91
      Chamomile, sweet dusty old wood note, crystallized lemon zest, hazelnuts, apricot, pineapple, dates,
    • Taste
      92 92
      Pineapple, Dried figs, Wood, Wood dust, Furniture polish, Wax, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Clove, Licorice
    • Finish
      91 91
      Tea aromas, crystalline flowers, long, fine wood dust

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. GJR scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

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