Auchroisk 1974

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Malts Selection
Stated Age
28 years old
Number of bottles
56.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
27 Oct 2007 2:46 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 649,26

27 × in wishlist

77 × member ratings

138 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Auchroisk 1974

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.29 points

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Fruity and malty very drinkable

  2. Thermidor scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I had the opportunity to try this one at a Rare Malts tasting from a freshly opened bottle, and then a few weeks later from another bottle that had been open for a while. I think my nose got more out of the second run, but it did not change my total feelings with regards to the whisky. Good and personable, but not majestic.

    Tasted with Rare Malts Millburn 35yo 1969 (85 pts.), Dufftown-Glenlivet 21yo 1975 (84), Linkwood 22yo 1972 (92), Dailuaine 22yo 1973 (89), Teaninich 27yo 1972 (88), and this one.
    Thanks to member Mr. Sandwich for the sample!
    • Nose
      Fruitiness and dry oak at first. Some fairly tannic cognac, with faint echoes of perfume-y bourbon? Some time later a wisp of breath mints. The nose is a bit damped by the alcohol despite not having an unusually high ABV., but it's also nicely refined and not at all vulgar. With water: peppers, some dry and dusty malts, and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Cognac with hints of bourbon, dry oak, and some echoes of dark chocolate. Some fattiness. With water it's spicier, less on the cognac, and a bit peaty in that dry highland style. More water keeps it as it is, with the neat profile's subtle fruitiness and fattiness staying in the back seat.
    • Finish
      The peat and the spices (blackpepper, allspice) sink into my gums. Long, but not particularly vivid. With a lot of water the tail gets metallic.

  3. jocmueller did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Bottle # 2924 sold empty at ebay.

  4. RWhiskyclubrotterdam scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Fundramental scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    When I bought this bottle it cost me less than €150 and that isn't so long ago. Ok a few years have passed. When my eldest son reached legal drinking age, I opened it up and he had his first dram with dad. It took us close to two years before we got to the end of the bottle, some may say that was too long, but we enjoyed ever drop of it thouroughly. In fact, I filled the last 0.1L into a small bottle, sealed & labelled it and gave it to my son when he reached 21.

  6. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [February, 2006]  Together with friends I emptied bottle no. 2918 that I bought for 61 Euro in July, 2005. 

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5.  My notes state the typical fat and oily "Rare Malt" profile that demands a fair share of water to open up.  After that it gets sweet and approachable.  Enjoyable, but nothing that is really remarkable...

  7. Landryn scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 245 € at Whiskyauction in Dec. 2014

  9. zby0001 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Allandale scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A medium- to light-bodied, sweet and low-peat whisky with no pronounced sherry notes. Restrained , opens up with water. An after-dinner dram?
    • Nose
      Gentle hint of peat, like a bonfire at a distance. Baked apples. Drying, newly cut grass. Malty, cereal and cooked mash. A whiff of beeswax  and vanilla.Spicy,licorice and crushed aniseed.
    • Taste
      Light, clean and sweet. Creamy with traces of walnuts.
    • Finish
      Woody edge, slowly erased by the vanilla and walnut notes.


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