Yes, another 1991 Rosebank. However this time it is only 13 years old. Up until now we were leisurely sipping on 43%ABV whisky – this bottle initiated the cask strength invasion on our palates.
Distilled on April 25, 1991
Bottled on December 7, 2004
Refill Sherry Hogshead (Cask #1536)
Color – 14K gold, orange/yellow
Nose – Toffee, green/vegetables?, stiff jab of alcohol burn – definitely tell it is cask strength, a soft hint of smoke, very lively.
Palate – Viscous and chewy, natural malty sweetness, big and bold!, heather, licorice or fennel seed, the smoke is in the background too.
Finish – Alcohol heat lingers, heather.
This one is a challenge, big bold flavors – not your subtle docile Rosebank. This one fights back. I am really happy that the sherry influence stayed in the back and didn’t overpower. I really enjoyed this one a lot – probably my favorite of the lot.