Old Rhosdhu 28yo 48.6% ABV Bonnie Banks and the Call of the Past (Brave New Spirits).

old rhosdhu 28yo

Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, ABV: 48.6%, Casks: Bourbon hogshead, RRP: £215.95, Distilled at Loch Lomond distillery.


Very light gold in colour here, with a nice thick swirl line and several quite thick slow legs.


Lime cordial all day here initially, then eucalyptus, chopped onion in mashed potatoes, pomelo, wood treatments, and the back of a decorators van. Lager and lime, dry grass, Garibaldi biscuits.

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Medium thick mouthfeel, and the lime comes through first here, definitely floral, mineral water, tropical muesli, and some botanicals coming through.

I’m getting a cherry brandy liquor, there a chocolatey feel here, but I have to say in general it’s white/green fruits, green apple skins.


And it continues much like the bulk of the palate. I’m going to say lemon and lime sorbet, I find this a refreshing dram if anything overall. It’s a very nice dram, something different, and I like different.

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My thoughts

This is very much a piece of whisky history. Distilled at the Loch Lomond distillery, using a still set up last used over 20 years ago. That still set up produced spirit that i find quite unique, and generally quite refreshing. With the age it has it’s not going to be cheap, sadly it is out of my price range, but it is a whisky i’d certainly enjoy, something different and unique in my opinion, and for 28 years old has some decent strength to it.

This whisky was part of a Tweet tasting with Brave New Spirits, as part of their Cask Noir series. A big thank you goes out to them, and Steve Rush, for the opportunity to be a part of this tasting. A thank you goes out to Steve Rush for the use of his bottle image with info.

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