Rosebank (SMWS) 1990 9 y.o. (60.3%):
Spirity, chemical nose but improves with water - earthy, musty but also fruity
with apples. The palate is nicer: it's sweet and fruity, develops a little peat.
Rosebank (Flora & Fauna) 12 y.o. (43%):
Very nice nose with oranges, black pepper and (surprisingly) a whiff of peat.
Sweet, fairly rich palate, at first oaky, spicy and a little disappointing, then develops very nice, fresh fruity notes.
Rosebank (Mackillop's Choice) 1989 13 y.o. (59.1%):
Subtle yet rather nice nose with citrus fruits, vanilla and oak. Light, clean, floral palate with a note of candy, develops spices and a hint of peat. Very nice!
Rosebank (Dun Bheagan) 1991 16 y.o. (50.7%):
Nice nose with notes of citrus and fruity sweets, also slightly herbal. Light, sweet, fruity palate with oranges and pears, also a little peaty and develops a buttery note. Disappointing after the nice nose.
Rosebank (SMWS) 1991 17 y.o. (56.1%):
Slightly earthy nose with notes of linseed oil, vanilla, blood orange, apple, pear and also a hint of peat.
The palate is sweet and fruity yet a little earthy, develops spices and a note of peppermint. Very nice!
Rosebank (Dun Bheagan) 1990 18 y.o. (48%):
Very nice nose with citrus, lychee, fruity candy and peppermint. Absolutely yummy palate: at first light and sweet with notes of citrus fruits, then develops spices and a hint of peat. All in all mild, complex and very nicely balanced.
Rosebank (Rare Malts) 1981 20 y.o. (62.3%):
Nice, unexpectedly peaty nose with fruit and oak in a very nice balance. The palate is fruity (citrus) and a little floral, develops oak and spices. Disappointingly, the finish has mostly oak.
Rosebank (SMWS) 1981 21 y.o. (64.2%):
Very nice, complex nose with marzipan, citrus, pears and freshly sawn wood. Fairly light and sweet palate with oak and light fruity notes, at first citrus then develops sherry notes. Unfortunately, in the finish the fruity notes are overshadowed by spices.
Rosebank 1981 25 y.o. (61.4%):
Very nice nose with sherry notes: dried fruits, cloves, gingerbread, also oak and a hint of peat. Fairly rich palate, sweet and spicy in a very nice balance. Develops lighter notes of citrus. Water brings out a peaty note.
Rosebank (Old Malt Cask) 1975 27 y.o. (50%):
Lovely sherry notes on the nose: dried fruits, gingerbread, cloves and allspice. Rich, wonderful palate with orange and apricot.
It's at first sweet, then spicy, develops oak and vanilla. All in all complex, balanced and absolutely yummy!
Rosebank (Whisky Fair) 1974 30 y.o. (55.8%):
Very nice nose with oak and sherry notes. Rich, oaky palate but not overly dry (fairly sweet actually).
Develops lovely notes of vanilla and mints. The finish has mostly oak, unfortunately.
All in all it's very nice but it's drier, oakier and "simpler" than the 1975.