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Rosebank 25-year-old

Overall rating
91.48/100
votes
158
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Special Release
Vintage
1981
Bottled
2007
Stated Age
25 years old
Number of bottles
4710
Strength
61.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L7149CM000
Added on
27 Oct 2007 10:00 pm
UncoloredCask Strength

Average value

€ 1375,00

4 bottles available

Lowest price on Market: € 1090,00

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324 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

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1
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Category Rating
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Taste
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Finish
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Balance
22

Tastingtags

12 Notes

eric the scotchman
Member Senior eric the scotchman Note
03 May 2017 9:15 am

This whisky was sold on whiskyauction.com for 1238 euro in April 2017

Allandale
Connoisseur Allandale Tasting note
23 Mar 2017 9:08 am
Allandale gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

A more sleek, and muscular Rosebank than you expect. Smell of extra virgin olive oil along  with supple soft fruit,maple syrup , some banana and what seems to be a smoky edge.

Taste

Old books, almond and more of a grapefruit-like edginess. The oils helps  to anchor the more slightly elements  but it seems  to be just a little fragile. This is borne out when water is added where a needly edge comes through that could be acidity and citrus breaking free.

Finish

Long aftertaste with lemon  touches. Rather complex.

Comments

A lovely example of Rosebank.

Maltbehr64
Expert Senior Maltbehr64 Note
14 Aug 2016 1:24 am
Maltbehr64 gave this whisky 95 points

Whiskyfun: Rosebank 25 yo 1981/2006 (61.4%, OB, 2500 bottles) Star4.5.jpg Yeah, I know, it was about time I published my notes for this recent OB... Here they are. Colour: gold. Nose: hey, but this smells like olive oil when neat! Little lemony notes so far, rather various oils (okay, olives but also linseed) and quite some paraffin. And talc? Also notes of green tea and fresh mushrooms (fresh chanterelles – no, I’m not trying to be smart). With water (obligatory here): the oily notes remain but are complemented with rather beautiful farmy notes (faint whiffs of wet dog), wet hay as often, beech smoke, matchsticks, wet chalk... Very austere in fact but it’s a rather magnificent austerity, I’d say. I don’t know why this makes me think of an Islayer form the south coast, but without the peat... Mouth (neat): quite sippable, I’m afraid (it’s always frightening not to be shaken by such high strengths, isn’t it?) More lemons it seems, including zests. But let’s not be a braggart and add a few drops of water again: ah, we’re really back to civilization now. It got much, much more complex, with rather superb notes of fresh marzipan, stone fruits, plum spirit, butter pears and dried figs. This is good. Finish: very long, clean, always on the same notes... And big lemons and citrons. Excellent powerful Rosebank, reminding me of the Rare Malts 1981/2002 at 62.3%. Same kind of enjoyable ‘rigidity’ if you see what I mean. SGP:651 - 89 points.

Maltbaer64
Prof.Schoof
Expert Senior Prof.Schoof Note
06 Mar 2016 5:38 pm

This Whisky was sold for 855 € at Whiskyauction in March 2016

recursiewhisky
Expert Senior recursiewhisky Tasting note
30 Jan 2016 12:22 pm
recursiewhisky gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Een frisse, zachte (maar met sterke alcohol), gebalanceerde whisky met tonen van zaagsel, stoffig, oude boeken, natte bladeren, amandelen, gras, banaan, hooi, stro, karton, hint naar rook, citroenschil, vanille, was, eiken, butterscotch, kruidnagel, witte peper, witte wijn, tabak, oplosmiddel, bloemige tonen, gember, meloen, aardse tonen, vers fruit, honing en kaneel.

Taste

Een zachte, pittige, fruitige, bloemige en gebalanceerde whisky met tonen kruidige eiken, witte peper, een hint naar chilipeper, een hint naar rook, zicht bittere tannine, gras, sinaasappel, citroenschil, marsepein, peren, perensnoepjes, verse vijgen?, acacia honing, natte bosgrond, zachte chocolade, rozen, vanille, licht zure tonen, granen, vers gezaagd vurenhout en poedersuiker.

Finish

Een lange en droge afdronk met tonen van witte peper, chili, bloemige tonen, aardse tonen, zachte citrus, nodige eiken, vanille, versgebakken koekjes en tannines.

Comments
Een interessante whisky echter door de hype rond deze destilleerderij is de prijs kwaliteit verhouding wat mij betreft helemaal zoek. Het hoge alcohol percentage is bij de eerste slok wel wat overweldigend maar dat zwakt toch wel snel af en dan krijgt de whisky een mooi olieachtig mond gevoel.

thijs100
Connoisseur thijs100 Tasting note
15 Apr 2015 2:56 pm
thijs100 gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Very dusty at first, with damp wood, wet leafs and mushrooms. Also almonds. Next up we get the more classic Lowland-grassy notes with straw and hay. All of this goes accompanied by a nice hint of smoke.

Taste

Zesty and salty with subtle peat smoke. Also white pepper. The palate is fairly dry and spicy with lemon and orange and plenty of grassy aspects. A pretty smooth whisky in spite of its extreme percentage of alcohol.

Finish

Vanilla, pepper, pineapple and subtle peat. Very long.

Comments

A very, very good Rosebank.

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Georges
Connoisseur Georges Review note
14 Sep 2014 9:42 pm
Georges gave this whisky 94 points
Weighted Rate
93.6
Nose
94
Initial taste
94
Body
93
Finish
95
Price
92
Presentation
92
Georges
Connoisseur Georges Tasting note
14 Sep 2014 9:04 pm
Georges gave this whisky 94 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Oily, olives, lemons, hay

Taste

Lemons, marzipan, pears, figs

Finish

Long, lemons, citrons

Comments
whioli
Expert Senior whioli Review note
11 Jun 2014 3:00 pm
whioli gave this whisky 95 points
Weighted Rate
95.1
Nose
95
Initial taste
94
Body
95
Finish
96
Price
93
Presentation
98
Sonett
Connoisseur Sonett Tasting note
28 May 2013 10:44 pm
Sonett gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Nose of vanilla, herbs, lemon peel, wax and some oak

Taste

Enters sweet, rapidly going towards peppery spices and an oaky taste.

Finish

Medium to long dominated by spices moving to a vanilla sweetness mixed with oak and bitter almonds

Comments
Sonett

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