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Overall rating
85.78/100
votes
57
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Asta Morris (AM)
Vintage
1996
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
16 years old
Casknumber
AM 014
Number of bottles
307
Strength
53.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
31 Oct 2012 5:11 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 59,00

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Whisky Reviews for Auchroisk 1996 AM

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.78 points

  1. Dre73 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    In the fragrance, a mix of fruitiness and sweetness. I do not like the fruitiness anymore in fact, the sweet is still absolute, but is combined with a powerful pepper.
    The aftertaste then tends to be somewhat bitter and thus remains somewhat behind the smell and taste.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. Dre73 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Whisky with character, mix of sweetness and sharpness / pepperiness. Finish is slightly behind the rest.
    • Nose
      Spicy, salty, floundering rubber. Apple, caramel, vanilla, oak
    • Taste
      Peppery and sweet: vanilla, caramel / toffees, oak.
    • Finish
      Medium, slightly peppery, toffee / caramel, in the end it becomes somewhat bitter

  3. tebond968 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Auchroisk 16y 1996/2012, 53.5%, Asta Morris, cask AM014, 307 bottles
    Soft, elegant nose, a completely different profile than the previous Asta Morris . Not so fierce, not so powerful, not so expressive. Well nice, not that. Grassy and fruity. Especially grassy. The freshly cut variant. Light mineral. Clean. Sweetened citrus fruit looms. Cane sugar. Cocos now too. Then buttercups and heather, and acacia honey. And quite a bit of oak. That oak is accompanied by anise and eucalyptus. Fresh profile. Round and creamy mouthfeel. Elegant, again. He goes from sweet to dry and back. Honey, vanilla, grass (here the dried variety), fruit (yellow apples and ditto plums), soft oak and herbs (cinnamon, liquorice). Beautiful bitterness. With water, I get notes of apple juice. With apple juice, by the way, too (ha). That water pushes the dry almost completely to the background (without being a real 'swimmer', a few drops are enough). But that varying from sweet to dry does not bother me at all, for me that little bit of water does not have to be, for others maybe. Medium, fresh aftertaste, sweet and floral, vanilla, honey and hay. Handsome balance between dry and sweet. Again I find a typical Asta Morris. Price / quality difficult to beat. 88/100 http://onversneden.com/2012/10/30/auchroisk-16y-1996-asta-morris/

  4. Defeatless scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Sweetness of oak, bourbon, vanilla, toffee. Some fruitiness which I cannot name. It's a pretty clear outspoken bourbon wood nose. With water some freshness comes up, like a menthol-sweet.

    Initail taste: some sour note, sweetness of plums and oak. hint of citrus.

    Body: quite full and a little oily.

    Finish: medium Caramel and woodsplinters. There is an bitterness in the finish which makes it quite a duffer

    Price: quite cheap for a cask strenght not often seen whisky.

    Presentation: this was a sample

    Comments: sample from Hvdree
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      78 78

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fatty fruits like papaya and banana. Vanilla, citrus, fig, caramel, apple, almond, and a little spice.
    • Taste
      Fig, caramel, pepper and vanilla.
    • Finish
      Caramel, vanilla, apple, chestnut and a little smoke.

  6. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      bourbon fruits - apple, pine apple and apricot, some bourbon, oily and citrus - lemon
    • Taste
      malty, spices, honey, pastry, bitter chocolate and orange
    • Finish
      spices, white pepper and mandarins

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. ducksingel scored this whisky 88 points Editor

    This was my first Auchroisk, and I only can say: nice to have met!
    • Nose
      The nose starts with a sweet freshness, later on there are coconut and floral tones and oakwood accents. 
    • Taste
      The first thing I noticed in the mouth is the smooth, creamy feel; great! Then I tasted sweet fruits with grassy and spicy tones, with this tones accentuating one after the other and back.
    • Finish
      The finish was quite long, quite sweet (e.g. vanilla) and it kept the smooth feeling until the end.

  9. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Bert did it again in
    bottling something special. Thanks to Jos for the sample.
    • Nose
      The nose is malty
      with wilde flowers, freshly cut grass, honey and loads of wood. Sugared lemon
      peel. Touch of mint. Heather. Coconut. Licquorice, aniseed and honey. Quite
      creamy, almost fatty. But malt and wood are the main players.
    • Taste
      It is feisty and
      creamy and rather drying on the palate. Somewhat more fruity than on the nose
      and nicely seasoned. A grapefruit or green tea bitterness emerges. A hefty
      helping of pepper and liquorice. It is again rather fatty.
    • Finish
      The long finish is
      sweet (vanilla) and drying (oak).

  10. Headhunter scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Very nice and really opens up a nice fruity nose when a few drops of water are added, another nice find by Bert

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