Auchroisk 10-year-old

Overall rating
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

Average value

€ 50.56

3 × in wishlist

12 × member ratings

43 × in collection

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

  1. Likudi scored this whisky 83 points Moderator

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. wisekycourse scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    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

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    [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).
    • Nose
      81 81
      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!
    • Taste
      83 83
      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?
    • Finish
      80 80
      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.

  4. Brunobaer1887 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Citrus fruits with mint freshness, herbs are added. Then suddenly I'm standing in a blooming rape field and a little sherry waves over
    • Taste
      84 84
      Light, mild, full of yellow fruits. A nice summer drop
    • Finish
      82 82
      Short and painless

  5. butt scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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


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