- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Flora & Fauna
- Stated Age
- 10 years old
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 27 Oct 2007 2:46 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Auchroisk 10-year-old
32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.10 points
C: This bottle has been open for a number of years. Since I last tried a F&F Auchroisk [back in 2016], I don’t think much more of it now than I did then. In fact, it’s even rougher now than I remembered it, though its resemblance to the previous Ben Bracken and Whisky Broker Speyside Distillery offerings – in style – is noted.
- malt, fruits on oranges, some wood
the mouth is sweet, honey, oranges a little cooked, apples stewed, a little grassy, dry wood and a little cocoa, it's velvety, vanilla return to the end of the palate.
final quite short, simple, but nice.
- floral, fruit (apple/pear) on the nose.
Vanilla, sweet, firm, dry on the palate.
Warm, dry short on the finish.
It didn't gave the depth I was hoping for!
- For such a relative simple bottling; nothing fancy, a bit sanitized, it has taken me many tastings to get to know this whisky. It takes water very well, it is not easily drowned. Even a 1:1 ratio does not necesarily kill it (see below). And still just 43% abv. Many indies available. This is how the owner Diageo wants to show it, via their own indie outlet: F&F. Happy with that.
Grainy. Nuts. Light sweetness. Bread dough. Metallic. Savoury herbs dressed with sugar. Marzipan and honey.
With water the nose is very different. All separately definable notes are integrated in 1 undefinable aroma (and we call it: whisky). No hint of alcohol in the nose.
The arrival is full and hot. Quickly shifting into a medium-long development of sweet and sour of juicy oranges, tangerines, some lemon.
With water the heat in the arrival is gone. In fact, the arrival is gone. One big and long development of all sorts of juicy fresh citrus fruits and barley sugar. In the background there are the savoury dried herbs.
The finish is dominated by a dryeness and bitterness of citrus white flesh. And later it becomes sweeter, leaving the aftertaste of barley sugar.
- a zesty zing to it with a cashew-like nuttiness, not a bad Speyside; i felt adding a few drops of water helped take off what was a strong spirit rich hit to begin with
- Good, simple and pleasant, the summer is silent, especially good flavor, taste / finish is simpler, but also do not cause any complaints.
Open, dry, the first nose - bright apple-floral hues, then the intensity noticeably decreases, the tree comes out to the fore, the mineral motifs - stone crumbs, raw masonry mortar; some vegetables - radish, daikon; lemon peel.
Dense, oily, oak, sweet fruity-honey notes, vanilla, creamy-oily tones, light peppercorn.
Light, refreshing, flower-honey, lollipops, light oiliness, apple peel, ginger candied fruits.
- Faint nose, with the young alcohol coming thru. Some oaky and spicy tunes in the taste. Surprisingly though, a better finish than I expected. All in all not too special
- Very fine whisky, unfortunately nothing interesting
From the beginning, a very fine scent that needs to be developed for a while. After a while there are nuts and light eels. For a time, quite a bit of spiciness and peaches, vanilla and hay.
The fruit is sprouted with a thin honey syrup in combination with a later cereal flavor that only occasionally disturbs more sour lemon tones. Overall, the flavor is as light as scent, and only the spice is mentioned.
Cereal and drying with a rising light spiciness - short