Ian MacLeod bottled a whole series of Rosebank 1990 casks. Sister casks #611, 612 and 614 were all bottled in 2008.
Rosebank 18 yo 1990 (48%, Ian MacLead Dun Bheagan 2008, sherry butt #611, 618 btl.)
Nose: a solid, sweet malty base, with some butter pears, apple and mango. Honey. It shows a bit of an old-style side as well, think waxed dental floss and library dust. Mocha. Hints of walnuts and ginger. Mint. Of course there’s also the typical lemony side.
Mouth: sweet fruity notes (peach, pear, orange) alongside slightly bitter fruits (grapefruit). Grassy and herbal touches, even some salt. Candied ginger, a little juniper. Sweet peppermint and faint hints of camphor. Slightly funny to get the Lowlands austerity combined with so much sweetness.
Finish: medium long and bittersweet. Lemon, orange zest, ginger and nutmeg.
Good Rosebank, interesting because of its sherry sweetness that mixes well with the more typical Lowlands notes. Around € 160 at the time. Thanks, Stefan.