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Rosebank 1981

Overall rating
89.37/100
votes
149
Whiskybase ID
WB569
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Malts Selection
Vintage
1981
Bottled
04.2004
Stated Age
22 years old
Strength
61.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 Oct 2007 2:12 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1306.92

44 × in wishlist

149 × member ratings

261 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Rosebank 1981

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.37 points

  1. DocF scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Color: Amber

    I liked it very much, very independently, but I want to complain, in the taste was not as much going on as I had wished? ... Ne, do not know.
    • Nose
      Here I do not have to mess up the whole sample to get anything out of my hands, a real vapor cloud rising from the glass, moldy forest floor, stone dust, the whisky is definitely smoky, a distant campfire. Smell again and again, the smoke goes back, the moder also, apricots, elderflower. Sweet, rosehip tea, musk.
    • Taste
      First bone-dry, mineral, wet pebbles in the sun, then alcoholic pungency, again wet pebbles, ripe apricots, old bottle flavor, intense block malt. With malt: Corresponds more to my alcohol strength, the Old bottle flavor is clearer, the pebble remains, dusty oak planks.
    • Finish
      Long, malty, floral, in between again the mineral side. Oregano, some ashes, tree sap, tar.

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    He is a bit freaky, sharp and peculiar and yet right, really good at it, surprise one almost because one tries to identify the very own notes and already the next one comes.
    • Nose
      Almonds, peanuts, lemongrass, light malt, cotton candy, unripe banana, grass, a little mint and green apple, some cinnamon
    • Taste
      White chocolate, almonds, macadamia nuts, cotton candy, strong onions, marshmallows and pepper notes (whiter), candied ginger, candyfloss, peanut, banana and papaya, white tea, some anise and mineral, rosewater
    • Finish
      Kieselsteiner, rose water, chalk, very light and fresh, light malt, white tea, almonds, long and strong

  3. jocmueller did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Bottle # 4527 sold empty at ebay.

  4. tomy63 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    pale gold color, very nice nose on wax, lots of lemon, floral notes, citrus fruits, mirabelle plum. A little less fruit on the palate, powerful but well integrated alcohol, attack on wax, flowers, lots of lemon, more spicy and melled finish. Pretty good length, on lemon confit, spices.

  5. Griller76 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    A wonderful, noble, well-ripened balsamic sweetness rolls warming over the tongue and the alcohol is so perfectly integrated that you don't have to dilute it despite 61.1% vol. The oak flanks mildly and after the relatively short finish, the creamy almond aroma remains on the tongue

  6. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    What a fruit board. That's how I want a Lowland Malt. Great!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Extremely buttery and waxy at the beginning, like a closed clynelish. A very rich fruit salad with lemongrass in the glass for a while. Pineapple, canned peach, fully ripe nectarine in the foreground. Then a little nice oak pepperiness and spice to round off. Even fruity with a little water, now more orange and grapefruit. Hammer!
    • Taste
      90 90
      Pure: wow, over 60% deliver immediately. A lot of pepper spiciness, but also compact fruit wall, juicy pineapple and a little mango. Wonderful part. With water: more palatable, now also oily, spicier. Why does oak always need water to stand out? Delicious!
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium length, vanilla, honey and peach have a long lingering effect.

  7. aby scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nose: sweet, meadow-flowers aromas give way to intensely sweet, clean lemon flavors and some spiciness (pepper).
    Taste: deliciously crisp, lots of lemon with a short, dry ginger finish.
    89-90p.

  8. pianoman scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Elegant, round. Yellow apples, cereals, summer meadow. A little blossom honey and vanilla. Garden mint. Sawdust.
    • Taste
      Yellow apples, apricots, marzipan. White pepper. Cornflakes, butter croissants. Milk chocolate. A hint of smoke.

  9. kimyikshu69 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Very powerful rosebank, it unleashes the light flowy and honey like flavor in a typical rosebank to a strong and long after taste rosebank

  10. Teresa scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

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