Thursday, 30 August 2012

Rosebank 12 year old (Flora and Fauna). 43%

Recently I had another opportunity to taste this. An old favourite.

Nose- first it's just spirit and cereal. It takes time for the floral, herbal complexity to come through.
Mouth- subtle, closely intermingled with the nose: summer meadows and a crisp, smooth (but not overwhelming) sweetness.
Finish- all the above, overlain with long drawn-out honey. The complexity lingers.

I have neither the palate nor the vocabulary to identify and describe all the subtleties in this malt whisky. It's just as lovely as always. One day I hope to find a malt that does something similar— only in production from a securely extant distillery.

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