Auchroisk 1990 W-F

Overall rating
86.88/100
votes
45
Whiskybase ID
WB42805
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whisky-Fässle (W-F)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Vintage
1990
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Strength
49.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Duck Label
Added on
17 jun 2013 9:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 119.00

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Whisky reviews for Auchroisk 1990 W-F

11 users have left 12 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.88 points.

  1. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Very unusual
    • Nose
      Floral, kirsch, waxy, cedar wood
    • Taste
      Spirity, spicy (cinnamon, pepper), oranges, nutty 
    • Finish
      Medium long, oranges, caramel 

  3. Ivynor scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    An interesting dry sherry, nice, unfortunately much too expensive for the proposed quality. 86+ / 87-
    • Nose
      Dried fruits, a lot of hazelnuts, praline. A nice nose of dry sherry. Some strange notes of dry hay, dust.
      With aeration, morello cherry, cocoa.
      Unsweetened set.
    • Taste
      dry sherry, slightly creamy texture, walnut, hazelnuts, sour cherry. A little vanilla and candy sugar.
    • Finish
      Medium, on morello cherry, sugar, together a little earthy.

  4. ptitdadou scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    The nose starts on sherry, with plum and balsamic vinegar, then we have hay, leather, green banana. The aeration brings notes of tobacco and cassis. In the mouth the attack is relatively sweet but the fruits are there as well as spices (many spices same). Always these notes of leather and hay. The finish is long, on spices, hay and cold tobacco.

  5. tomy63 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    deep golden color, sherry nose on citrus fruits, wax, chocolate in the bottom. Mouth quite sweet, lots of citrus, especially orange, honey, tart, tobacco, always wax, a little bitterness and spices on the finish. Pretty good length.

  6. ThS scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    L'ennui total.
    • Nose
      Pas grand chose. C'est sucré, sur un fond de caramel au lait, de noisettes en poudre, de chocolat au lait. Pomme et poire apparaissent à l'aération. Un fond de bois toasté. Tout est un peu trop discret, sauf l'alcool, qui lui ne l'est pas assez.
    • Taste
      Moelleux et rond. De la poire avec un peu de caramel et pas mal d'alcool.
    • Finish
      Poire, caramel au lait, alcool, bois toasté. Le poivre explose d'un coup.

  7. Bishlouk scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet pear dominates. Slight citrus acidity. The sherry influence is discreet. Wood and apricot after aeration.
    • Taste
      Big bitterness of citrus zest, astringency. This past cape, a bit of salted caramel and woody honey.
    • Finish
      Average. Explosion of pepper spices.

  8. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 88 points Super Administrator

    Very nice sherry influence.

  9. Whisky Genießer scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    What I really like about this Auchriosk is its great complexity. The sherry is also very well integrated with this whisky and you can spend a whole evening with this dram! An excellent choice!
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  10. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      creamy fruits - orange, nuts - pistachio, dusty like very old whisky, fudge, coffee and earthy
    • Taste
      soft spices, some bitter fruits, some smoke, saw dust and honey
    • Finish
      wine gums, some liquorice, citrus and grains

  11. MaltMartin scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Pim is right. This is a very nice whisky with an outspoken coriander profile. I didn't detect any influence of sherry by the way.
    • Nose
      Lots of nutiness. Old furniture? Figs and dates as well. Rubber. Earthy notes. There's also some kind of dustiness in it, which I like.
    • Taste
      Waxy and quite spicy. Blood oranges and grapefruits. Sappy oak. It's very lively. Later on coriander and ginger.
    • Finish
      Long. Warming. Bitter-sweetness. Cloves. Tanninic.

  12. ducksingel scored this whisky 89 points Editor

    I like those wringing tastes that you encounter, tasting Auchroisk. This one has a specially unusual twist. Earth, rubber, crude oil with some exotic fruit (jack fruit?) lingering in the back. Strange. The mouth feel is oily and it reaches your oral cavity in all corners. The finish is long, leaving the question 'what the hell am I drinking?. But okay, is this weird liquid any good? Yes, I think it's very good!

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