- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Sherry Casks
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 750 ml
- Added on
- 13 Feb 2012 1:31 pm
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Whisky Reviews for The Singleton of Auchroisk 1975
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.00 points
- A difficult one to describe but you need to give it a little time.
Strange to be honest at first, I do not know what to make of it?
There is raisin, something nutty, slight cheesy notes like Edam and then horse chestnut
Better than the nose suggests but a little thin and there are some soapy notes initially.
There is caramel, hints of orange and coffee and walnut cake with a little spice.
Tastes better than I describe it to be honest.
Medium length with a sweet malty finish
- N: Plenty of caramel in this baby which is all rather concentrated and lacking definition. As a kid i used to make handles for steel blades by encasing the butt end with wood, joining the two halves with rivets, sand, shape and varnish - smells like all that lot. Fruit wise theres almost a tomato juice note but it leans more towards orange juice, dried apricots and a beefy/tomato [Lowlands?] note to boot. Becomes more minerally over time with a fairly balanced fusty oak maltiness.
T: Fragrant malt, turning soapy and chemically - shame. With time to settle however, crucially it improves but only into an innocuous malty, chocolatey, spirity [and still a touch chemically] blended like malt. i know ‘The Singleton is Auchroisk’s pride and joy, an unblended single malt’, as it says on the back label - but there are way better blends let alone single malts. The development into the finish is a vast improvement on the opening sips.
F: Malty, mint-chocolate fresh. The caramel kicks in just before it dies.
C: ‘Pride and Joy’ - not so much.
Scores an N
- Serge of Whiskyfun says:
The Singleton of Auchroisk 1975 (40%, OB, 75cl, +/-1992) I didn’t quite like a more recent version of this 1975 Auchroisk (WF 68) but maybe this one will be better. Colour: pale gold. Nose: smells very ‘funny’, on cheese, caramel and horse dung, with even notes of rotten oranges. Munster cheese. Hard. Gets then a little quieter, on malt, grass and honey/caramel. Good news! Mouth: easy, malty, honeyed and nutty. Not much happening. Rather light body. Gets a tad meatier after a while (beef jerky). Finish: shortish, a little meaty and honeyed. Orange zests. Comments: certainly not flawed, but this old dram lacks depth in my opinion. Interestingly, one can still find it in some European shops (together with the 1983 vintage). SGP:331 - 72 points.