Rosebank 1990 Cask 505 (Signatory Vintage)
When i was hunting the Whisky Auctions for something interesting and found this set of four miniatures, it was this Rosebank that was the one I was most excited about.
I'm a huge fan of this distillery and my aim for the next couple of years is to dig out and find as many reasonably priced examples from Rosebank as I can.
I sampled all four of these drams on the same evening, but the Rosebank stood head and shoulders above most of the others. The St Magdalenes gave it a close run but the consistency in nose to palate and how well it remains the same despite a touch of water or a long wait edged it out in front.
Filled with masses of juicy Melon notes this dram is a delicious example of what Rosebank could produce, and another reason I'm sitting crying about the fact it's no longer producing whisky.
To find drams like this you will want to look at Auction houses like Whisky Auctioneer or specialist retailers like Hard To Find Whisky where you might be able to find some old and rare minis.
And there it is, that sweet Rosebank note that I love, juicy watermelon flavoured Edinburgh rock, light sweet watery fruits, hints of chalk and talcum powder, water takes the nose a bit too much for me
Chalky first and foremost, a little dusty too, bitter citrus pith and then galia melon and watermelon juiciness, hints of floral notes, seriously easy to drink, with water cream comes in.
Chalky melon yum