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Douglas Laing Directors' Cut (distilled at Rosebank) 21 year old cask #10146, 53.8%

Price: $676 Issue: Summer 2014 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

This example of Rosebank was distilled in March 1992, a year before the distillery's closure, and bottled in December 2013. The cask yielded 141 bottles. The nose is light and mildly floral, with ripe pears, honey, and vanilla. Firm and fruity on the surprisingly full palate, with a sprinkling of white pepper, plus summer berries and caramel. Tropical fruit, soft spices, and benign oak in the finish, with a final flourish of licorice.£400