Rosebank Distillery was founded in 1840 by James Rankine.
In the late 19th Century Rosebank whisky was in such demand that customers were often allocated less than their original order and Rankine was the only distiller at that time able to charge his customers warehouse rent. Rosebank’s history sadly ends in 1993, when the distillery was mothballed and soon after closed permanently. The 2003 release, part of Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice range is a classic, triple distilled Lowlander bottled after 14 years of aging in mixture of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks.
Nose: smooth and fragrant, grassy, apples, strawberries, dried rose petals, honey, hints of oak and mint.
Palate: fruity, apples, pears, oranges, lemon grass, vanilla custard, delicate nutty dryness and hints of oak.
Finish: medium long, soft, orchard fruits, touch of sherry and oak.