Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate
Stated Age
22 years old
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 May 2013 4:06 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 100.65

5 × in wishlist

25 × member ratings

15 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Auchroisk 1990 vW

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.27 points

  1. bennythemonster scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Auchroisk 1990-2013, 22 years, 46% alc. van Wees Auchroisk 1990-2013, 22 years, 46% alc.
    Bottler: van Wees (The Ultimate)
    Expansion: Hogshead No. 3659
    Region: Speyside, Scotland

    Nose: Mild soft cheese, bean sprouts and nut oil, almonds and marzipan, very own but interesting. Behind it come sweeter fruits, especially peach and apple.

    Palate: mouth filling sweetness, lots of fruit, especially bitter notes. Grapefruit, burned caramel, roasted nuts, oak, the wood is fruity and goes straight into the finish.

    Finish: Rather short, if recurring. Very creamy, the oak lingers a little longer.

    Conclusion: Definitely undervalued, not a simple but really exciting Speysider.

    85/100 points (tasted 2016, approx. 85 €)
    Original article with photo: http://www.notesofmalt.de/notes-Speyside...3,-22yo,-46-vW/

  2. Ivynor scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A very classic speyside but rather well done
    • Nose
      cinnamon, apple, pear, mirabelle plums Together quite fresh and sweet
    • Taste
      Rather dry, always fruit (plums, plums, mirabelle plums), a lot of acidulous candy with lemony notes. End of mouth more bitter on the herbs.
    • Finish
      Sugar candy, sweet candy, plum, a little oak

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    citrus fruits, nutty, lot of spices but also a lot of sweetness
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Superted scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      73 73

  5. Superted scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      fresh citrus greasy daffodil rubber
    • Taste
      boterbabbelaars drop

  6. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    N: spices, a bit sharp, chocolate, citrus, fruity and almond paste
    T: bitter fruits, spices, creamy peach, nuts and fudge
    F: medium drying with bitter fruits and citrus
    blind tasting with Kay

  7. KayMeertens scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A prototype Speysider, no question about that. A bit boring. Not being familiar with Auchroisk in general, I closely link this profile to the Glenlivet. 
    • Nose
      Nut oil, butter, oak, marzipan, bread and tangerine. Subtle spices and mint. After a while more creamy caramel and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Nut oil, almond, citrus, grapefruit, bread, caramel and oak. The spiciness of white pepper and cloves gets very present after a while.
    • Finish
      Almond, nut oil, butter, citrus, caramel and white pepper. Sticks for a while.


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