- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Flora & Fauna
- Stated Age
- 10 years old
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 06 May 2021 9:22 pm by unclejohn
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Whisky Reviews for Auchroisk 10-year-old
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.10 points
citrus lemony, grassy, malty
a little ashy wood, burnt and extinguished, the ash passing
caramel, honey, fruits on cooked oranges, the return of dry herbs, dried flowers too, it's soft, smooth with pastry spices
return of dry wood and malt
dry oak, malt, fruits cooked on tangerine, pear cooked on the fireside, more herbs
- [September, 2021] Out of curiosity I do a sampling of all new Diageo "Flora & Fauna" series releases. Older bottlings have been of a chequered quality with some highlights (e.g., Mortlach, Dailuaine, Benrinnes or Rosebank) and some sub-standard stuff...
...and this new edition belongs to the latter. Auchroisk is a third-tier distillery that focusses on blending base malt production only. Only very, very few (older) releases have been of interest to whisky connoisseurs so far, and the "Flora & Fauna" never made any lasting impression on my taste buds. Same with this new batch - if you like to experience a blending base malt go for a sample because I doubt you will enjoy to drink a bottle of such stuff (exceptions prove the rule, as always).
The colour is pale straw and the nose offers a rather immature, youngish profile with mostly grassy-mashy aromas. This is the typical nose of a blending base malt with nothing of interest for a single malt connoisseur, to be honest ...to sniff or not to sniff, that is the question!
The taste is barley sugary sweet with vanilla flavours (of the casks) and some shy floral impressions. Nothing wrong with that, but nothing good about it either. It is a blending base malt, so why is it bottled as a single malt edition? Because it is whisky hype time and customers buy anything anyway?
The initial mouthfeel is warming but without any lasting coating effects and without distracting moments either - actually, this is what I call "unimpressive". The finish is short and adds no new impressions. Water releases more immature bready aromas in the nose and flattens the taste further.
Citrus fruits with mint freshness, herbs are added. Then suddenly I'm standing in a blooming rape field and a little sherry waves over
Light, mild, full of yellow fruits. A nice summer drop
Short and painless