Review of Gordon &
MacPhail Rare Old Rosebank 1990 25 Year Old by Murray Cohen.
& MacPhail Rare Old Rosebank 1990 25 Year Old was
distilled in 1990, matured in refill sherry hogshead
barrels and bottled at 46% ABV in 2015.
Many of the single malt whiskies in Gordon &
MacPhail's 'Rare Old' range will never be seen again
including this Rosebank 1990. It is from another
era, like other Lowland distilleries, Rosebank
operated a triple distillation process. It was
rebuilt in a modern form in the 1800s and comprised
of two ranges of buildings divided by a canal. The
distillery closed for ever in 1993.
Murray Cohen's Tasting Notes:
Initial caramel fireworks subsequently delivering
lovely flowery notes, long stem roses and waves of
enticing citrus including blood orange rind.
Medium to full. This whisky expression explodes on
the palate with a three dimensional fruit blast that
you can savour. Super creamy with Montreal Orange
Julep foam and the awakening of chocolate malt
Medium long. Look for the enhanced fruit cake with
cherry cream eruptions continuing the fireworks
The sherry influence here is Picasso-like,
juxtaposing and emphasizing aroma and taste
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