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Rosebank 1992

Overall rating
90.29/100
votes
107
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Special Release
Vintage
1992
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Refill American Oak
Number of bottles
4530
Strength
55.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L4148LS000
Barcode
5000281038681
Added on
21 Sep 2014 11:32 am by GLEN MAUR
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1412.44

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107 × member ratings

217 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Rosebank 1992

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.29 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 91 points Administrator

    Closed in 1993 and soon to be revived by Ian Macleod, Rosebank remains one of Scotland's most iconic distilleries. This 21-year-old Special Release was matured in refill American oak and bottled at 55.3% ABV (bottle no. 3579). Biscuity and cereal-driven, the aroma unfolds with citrus cream, pears and a lovely herbal complexity. On the palate, floral and slightly bitter notes intermingle with parsley, barley sugar and a touch of mojito. Minty freshness and lemon zest mark the clean and very elegant finish. A much-missed Lowlander with unrivaled character!

    RATING: 4.5/5.0 stars ≙ 91 pts → SUPERB
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. jjkmlss scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Just as good as Glenlivet 21, no more. Wow guys you are really overrating hyped and expensive whiskies on WB. This is not a really good one and if the relationship between rate and price is positively linear, we don't need notes anymore.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, jasmine, sourdough, honey, pear
    • Taste
      pretty like a fruit yoghurt, honey, flower tea, sourdough, lemon, fruit candies, oak & malt
    • Finish
      medium length with malt, honey & flower

  3. Lynyrdman scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

  4. Teresa scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Gaija scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Hard to pin down, really wasn't expecting that ! Its shyness will prevent it from being truly great in my opinion, but it confers this Rosebank an undeniable restrained classiness, with a clear old-school feeling and a beguilling complexity if you're patient. This somehow reminded me of the famous Clynelish BBR #6421, concept-wise.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Quite oddly, the first notes I get are rather industrial, with strange oils and waxes, then maybe some undefined plant-based ointment. With patience and aeration, gets very complex. Very old floral pot-pourri but we're not talking heady flowers, rather little dry meadow flowers. Orange essence, with a light fizzy acidity. Meadow grasses, morphing later on into very complex and unexpected notes of Parma ham. Sure wasn't expecting that ! To me, there's almost nothing at the fruit department here, expect a little transient orange. But I shall not complain because its herbal-industrial restrained complexity is very interesting. Water doesn't change much.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Very nice kick of these little meadow flowers indeed, meadow grasses. Great alcohol integration. We're soon back on these super peculiar industrial notes then, with a strange waxiness. Vegetal freshness, tea, very complex notes upon later sips that I can't seem to describe. Very interesting but again, rather restrained and austere.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Quite short actually. Quite milky and malty, clean, with white tea, dried cut grass.

  6. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A gracious Lowlander, who brings everything, what one hopes for. No daredevil and certainly not for an evening with many whiskys.
    • Nose
      Restrained and definitely needs time in the glass. Then fragrant flowery, not perfumed. Fresh lemon balm, buttercups and lemon blossom. Earthy (without moldy, rather dry potting soil) and a bit dusty in the background. The alcohol is not noticeable.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly dense and creamy, also here no alcoholic stinging. Grain and vanilla are on the tongue and give off a pleasant sweetness. The lemony fresh note from the nose comes here slightly spicy (not alcoholic) therefore, grated ginger, I think. A typical grassland of lowland, fresh grass, no hay.
    • Finish
      long and fresh, the alcohol carries the whisky slowly and persistently into the throat.

  7. mema82 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Neat I was surprised at how light & fizzy this was, it was no surprise that this offering was a good whisky
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. ctu scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Unusually powerful character from a triple distilled lowlander, but it's fine.
    • Nose
      Floral. Vanilla, citruses, honey and pear.
    • Taste
      Spicy. Citruses, honey, mixed fruit jam, pineapple, malt, pepper and oak.
    • Finish
      Long, creamy, fruity, spicy.

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