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Overall rating
83.27/100
votes
25
Whiskybase ID
WB41716
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate
Vintage
20.02.1990
Bottled
11.01.2013
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
3659
Number of bottles
334
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 May 2013 4:06 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 100.65

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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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