Rosebank 18yo 1990/2008 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC, Refill Butt, C#4655, 672 Bts) – Tasting Note

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An individual cask bottling by Douglas Laing under their Old Malt Cask label from a closed Lowland distillery and without chill filtration or added coloring and ‘no nonsense’. The nose is at first fragrant and fruity (citrus rather than field or tree fruit) followed by some light malt. Very light with some hints of heather and very light rose water. Very pleasant and clean. With water it opens up and becomes very sweet with malt, honey and oddly some toasted bread. The aroma is fragrant and flavorful but light. The taste is sweet, fruity and very clean, with the addition of some light malt and nice spice from the oak along with some dryness. A wonderful taste, quite delicious along with some later arrival of cocoa. With water is very sweet and malty but the malt is not over whelming, the sweetness is the larger flavour along with some more of the citrus. The finish is long fruity citrus with some woody dryness and malt.

A delicious Lowlander.

£62

Score 86 Points

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