Part of the Diageo Special Releases Collection 2014.
A limited edition, natural cask strength single malt which was distilled at the Lowland distillery, Rosebank, which closed in the following year. This is the third limited release in this series and is interesting to compare with the previous 25 year old 1981 and 21 year old 1990 releases.
Distilled in 1992 and matured in refill American Oak casks, there are only 4,530 individually numbered bottles worldwide.
Tinned peaches and lychees, and a fresh citric top note. Soon gains a hint of soft vanilla sponge and becomes more floral (rose-water, scented hand cream). A drop of water introduces a vinegar note to the citric and creamy vanilla scents. The taste starts sweet and finishes refreshingly sharp (bitter lemon), with an intriguing perfume in the cool finish.