Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate
Stated Age
10 years old
First Fill Hogshead
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
24 Apr 2020 8:52 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 40.00

3 × in wishlist

44 × member ratings

40 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Auchroisk 2009 vW

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.79 points

  1. UnitedChart scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    I tasted this whisky blindly.

    The nose definitely promises sweetness with honey, more like Turkish honey. The scent comes across as flowery, some mint stands out in the nose. (Also referred to as nail polish remover by a previous tester).

    The sweetness stays in the mouth, the thought goes in the direction of Madeiracask, a little raisin. The actually optimal and preferred drinking strength is badly integrated here and interferes with the overall concept.

    I found the finish short. Definitely not a high-priced part.

    Nose: 20
    Key: 20
    Finish: 20
    Total package: 19
    = 79

    Conclusion: I prefer a 10 year old Edradour.

  2. bodevami scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Soft, fruity, banana, bourbon, nuts, cake.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Vanilla, sweet, cake.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Short, not very exciting

  3. Lakerfield scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    No surprises here but a simple and lovely everyday dram.
    • Nose
      Fairly tropical. Apple, pear, coconut, peach, fig, orange, muesli, banana bread, vanilla, licorice, almond, perfume, flowers and sawdust. Nothing faulty here, just enjoyable.
    • Taste
      A little thin and carried by the alcohol. Malt forward with a delicate sweetness. Apple, cherry, bloodorange, apricot, milk chocolate, sour cream, almond, malt, pepper and oak. Easy drinker but a tad simple. Nothing particularly wrong again.
    • Finish
      Medium length with cacao, malt, pear, pistacchio and caramel.

  4. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Very nice, easy but pretty rich whisky, with lot's of sweet- and fruitiness.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Very fruity, citrus, tropical fruits, peach. Some vanilla as well, pretty rich and full nose.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet, full, just a little pickering pepper, orange. Creamy, some tropical fruits and some caramel.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Still only a little pickering, fruity, middle long finish with some honey and sweetness remains.

  5. Dominique69 scored this whisky 83 points Moderator

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. KayMeertens scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    It's got this Loch Lomond / Littlemill-ish touch to it which I like, but overall the nose and taste is a bit too young while the finish reveals that it couldn't stay in the cask too much longer.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Porridge, pastry, citrus, almond, apple, caramel, vanilla, white grape and fig.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Dough, apple, blood orange, vanilla, almond and white grape.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Grain cookie, vanilla, apple and a dry nuttiness.

  7. Wolf68 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

  8. KeesD scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    It's for me the nose what brings down the rating
    • Nose
      78 78
      Well, the nose: I thought of citrus, grass, but also a bit chemical or something, like a hint of nailcleaner...
    • Taste
      90 90
      A nice and smooth taste, sweet, friendly, not what i expected after the nose...
    • Finish
      90 90
      A good sweet finish. Very friendly, no edges or something

  9. Menko scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting the Ultimate 24-4-2020.
    Not very complex, but easy drinkable every day dram.
    Reminds me of a young Dailuaine.
    Lots of fruit, but a bit weak for non chill filtration, as far as I'am concerned.
    The sharp edges don't do much good for the shy fruity flavors of the first fill hogshead.
    But maybe I'm to hard to please. Many people did enjoy it.

  10. Rien scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83


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