Rosebank 1991 GM

Overall rating
84.52/100
votes
64
Whiskybase ID
WB3057
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
1991
Bottled
2008
Casktype
Refill Sherry & American Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Map Label
Bottle code
JH/AAG
Barcode
5020613779426
Added on
16 aug 2008 8:23 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 656.48

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64 × member ratings

117 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Rosebank 1991 GM

17 users have left 19 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.52 points.

  1. Glenrothes1973 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. Rien scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. markjedi1 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Provence

    Gordon & Macphail have some 50 releases of Rosebank so far, but the last time they bottled a cask of this closed Lowlander is a few years ago already. This release appeared over 10 years ago in their famous Connoisseurs Choice series and is a Rosebank that matured on refill American oak and sherry casks.

    Delicate nose on citrus fruit, quinine, apples and pears with a hint of sawdust in a furniture shop. Lavender in the Provence during a rain shower. Vanilla and margarine. Fanta Lemon. Very light and subdued, but fresh. Textbook Rosebank.

    Ouch! This body is off… much too light, watery and offering hardly any flavor. What a pity. And apart from some citrus and white fruit, this one becomes somewhat bitter quickly. Ginger, pepper, tannins… the overpower the delicate notes of the fruit and vanilla. It falls apart, I’m afraid. I even daresay this one is now below 40%. It has turned into sugared water. Darn.

    The finish is neither short nor long, softly spiced on ginger and liquorice, but dies a death that is too bitter to enjoy.

    The nose was fine, but once past the lips, this one is clearly out of shape. Pity.

  5. Jack Marinello scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      floral, patissier, a little vegetal.
    • Taste
      Pretty light but nice. A lot of fruit too, a little acidity. Of honey.
    • Finish
      Medium, a little bit of cooking.

  6. GJR scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Mark-E scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Grapefruit, lemon, apple and pear.
    • Taste
      Pretty bitter. Pepper. Then again the citrus and some vanilla.
    • Finish
      Short. Pretty bitter and pepper.

  10. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    second time i tasted this and liked it better then the first actually :) 
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  11. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  12. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  13. St. Pauli scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    The nose is the best part. The taste and finish are too bitter and citric for my taste. 
    • Nose
      Light, delicate, little sawdust, salty air, perfumed (rose, lavender), apples and pears, lime juice. Everything is there, yet not very pronounced.
    • Taste
      Quite bitter on pepper and ginger, lemons, still perfumed (esters?) and a little vanilla. 
    • Finish
      Rather short finish in which the taste is prolonged. Think of ginger, pepper and lemon skin. 

  14. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      87 87

  15. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Another one that is better than I was lead to believe, an easy going Rosebank that is a good introduction to the Lowland distillery.

    Not in the top draw bit still worth a purchase for the right price.
    • Nose
      Very nice, floral and sweet on icing sugar, light sponge cake, butter cream, hints of vanilla.
    • Taste
      Initially slightly bitter and cardboard but then there is some sweetness mixed in with a touches of lemon.

      The vanilla on the nose is also present but soon sweetness takes over . The sweetness is actually very nice its a creamy cake sweetness.
    • Finish
      Quite long for 43% and slightly hot which suprises me.

  16. Sonett scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  17. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    N: sharp, citrus, exotic fruits, peach and white chocolate
    T: malty, honey, porridge (Brinta) and sweet
    F: medium, peach, malty some cinnamon and alcoholic like gin (jenever)

  18. Feusi scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Heather and honey and a lemony freshness in the nose. Full content in the mouth, a little pepper and ginger, honey and floral flavors throughout. An excellent finish, light and cheerful.

  19. aprager scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Quite nice but the sherry seems to mask some of the complexity
    • Nose
      Fruity, sweets, a hint of citrus. With water some herbal notes
    • Taste
      Apples, fruitcake, a bit fiery. With water there is some boiled sweets an more malt
    • Finish
      Medium with some heather

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