Well I figured I better get this last post of my Rosebank tasting in before I ventured into other whiskies. Please excuse the long delay in posting this from Part IV. I was really looking forward to tasting this expression as I have enjoyed almost every Signatory Cask Strength Collection that I have had – including Highland Park, Dallas Dhu, Brora and Monnochmore.
Distilled June 22, 1990
Bottled February 20, 2006
Color – Light Straw
Nose – Very subdued for 56.6%, doughy, baked goods sweetness, malty, pears, “springy”
Palate – Big malt, sweet, alcohol up front, some oak is in there but not much else, didn’t take on as much flavor as I expected, a dead cask?
Finish – Alcohol, oak, total lack in depth of flavor.
Man, was this a disappointment. There really wasn’t much to this at all. I had really high hopes for this Rosebank but it utterly failed. I have heard that can happen sometimes with Rosebanks. Time to go dig out another Signatory Cask Strength Collection bottle to make up for this……….