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Rosebank 12 Year Old (Flora and Fauna)

Robust and Refreshing

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@jdcookReview by @jdcook

7th Oct 2009


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The first sniff is all sweet honeycomb with subsequent samplings revealing a hint of fresh herbs. Almost tastes like a cask strength bottling - very robust. Sweet honey, freshly cut herbs, just a hint of spice. The finish is long, sweet and dry.

Very refreshing, with loads of character.

In my opinion, some malts keep you interested by being complex - each time they reveal some slightly different element. Other malts are simple one-trick ponies. This is the latter, but when you master the simple this well, who needs complexity.

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jdcook commented

Just thought I would mention that it was the flora and fauna bottling, not the bottling shown.

Simply awesome, and a little sad. I feel like I am drinking a little piece of history.

12 years ago 0

JohnoftheYard commented

Try the Rosebank 1991 by Gordon and Macphail, superb dram and yeah it's always sad knowing you'll never be able to replace it.

12 years ago 0

jdcook commented

I'll keep an eye out, cheers.

12 years ago 0

jdcook commented

Cracked this open again tonight. It's mellowed a fraction in the bottle, but that sweet cut herbs is still strong and refreshing - this is a genuinely cracking dram. Very sad that there won't be any more like it... :(

11 years ago 0

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