Rosebank, Signatory Vintage 1989; 20.4.89 - 10.97 Casks 894 & 896
Nose: Perfume and only very slightly medicinal herbs. Really quite fresh.
Palate: I didn't write the strength on my little sample label, but I don't remember this being a CS, although it initially tastes rather strong. It has that spicy burn of a CS, it's pretty smooth and not very long. The flavours include an enduring maltiness over something slightly floral but still quite fresh. There is almost some juniper in there too. No, on the third tasting this no longer comes across as being overly strong, probably around 43% or 46%. That freshness does linger on the tongue and it is indeed almost slightly minty. The flavours are now definitely reminding me of a small herb garden, but to be honest, I can't exactly place which individual herbs.
Overall impression: A good fresh dram, ideal for a warm evening in the garden with friends.