The whisky appears clear, pale golden with green reflexes. Small and relatively fast legs with small tears run down the glass.
Without water the dram starts very fruity with peaches, green apples and apricots in the nose. After that it turns lightly grassy with some sweet vanilla and caramel aromas. Over all this lies a whiff of sourness.
With water the dram opens up and the nose changes and the fruity aromas are making room for other flavors. Creamy and buttery vanilla, caramel, muscovado sugar and a whiff of pipe tabac complete the fruity aromas.
Overall a fruity yet typical bourbon nose.
The fruity aromas appear again and some nutty and buttery aromas join. The high alcohol doesn’t do too much on the tongue.
As expected the dram gets more gentle with water and the nutty and butterscotch aromas stand out.
The aftertaste is relatively long and some strong peach aromas appear.
As one of my first Rosebank this dram raised my attention for this regrettably closed distillery!