Last year, I was out in California on a business trip. Before I left, I looked around to see what kind of whisky bars were in the greater Los Angeles area. My search eventually led me to The Daily Pint in Santa Monica.
The Daily Pint features a ridiculous single malt selection and was definitely a place I wanted to visit while I was in the area. I started off with Rosebank 21, a special edition OB bottling by Diageo of a mothballed Lowland distillery with a reputation for being light and floral. Let’s see just how light and floral this whisky is after 21 years and over 100 proof.
|Light fruit, orange marmalade, soft vanilla, fresh cut flowers, malty and sweet.
|Hot. Vanilla, citrus (lemon peel), green grapes, oak, apples, heather, flowers I’ve never heard of. A lot more fruit with water…and this thing can take water.
|Toasted oak, vanilla, surprisingly (not really) floral, a bit of spice. Citrus at the end. Fairly long finish.
|Light, floral, but still packs a hell of a punch. Docked a couple points for being a little too hot for my tastes.