Auchroisk 10-year-old

Overall rating
81.28/100
votes
320
Whiskybase ID
WB627
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Flora & Fauna
Bottled
2001
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L15P01854336
Barcode
5000281016085
Added on
27 oct 2007 2:46 pm
Colored

Average value

€ 55.41

27 × in wishlist

320 × member ratings

804 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Auchroisk 10-year-old

35 users have left 40 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.28 points.

  1. Nazin scored this whisky 60 points Expert Senior

    Absolutely terrible, hardly drinkable solo, super sour.

  2. EricLeeee scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Sort of limited in terms of richness and complexity. 81/100
    • Nose
      81 81
      Quite slight, with a hint of floral and malt.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Mainly oaky bitterness and spices.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Short; Still woody and bitter, with a bit vanilla.

  3. zzqfyl scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. The_Osprey scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Auchroisk 10 year old Flora & Fauna 43%.

    30ml sample Feb 2022.

    Dark golden. A touch too dark to be wholesome but not ridiculously engineered-looking either.

    Aroma is damp bread, polished metal, apple, some cheap mint imperials and damp fur coat.

    Taste is again bready, softly salted. Simple but rounded and cohesive flavour. When I say it’s salty it’s a very integrated salt-crusted-bread sort of vibe – not brine or the intense alcoholic ‘saltiness’ you see in many whiskies. Pitched at a perfect level.

    Nicely put together, as most of the Flora and Fauna range are. I realise I haven’t said much to describe the flavour, which is a symptom of this whisky having such a subtle and cohesive one. You have to dig so hard to find the sweet liquorice, apple pie (crust-heavy), subtle spices, light woody nuances out of the semi-sweet, semi-dry, semi-salty whole. Gorgeous actually.

    'Tickers' of any foods naturally gravitate towards the big bold flavours, but you have to appreciate something as nuanced, balanced, soft and simply as well-made as this while it’s in front of you.

    I’m sure there’s significant batch variation but this was surprisingly good. If I could guarantee that this always tasted the same, I’d always have a bottle in the house – it’s as simple as that. Unfortunately my experience of the F&F range is that despite the general high quality you should expect extreme deviation/variability. 3.75/89

  5. Falk_ scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    Floral, vanilla sweetness on the nose, woodier when water added.

    Rather thin, woody sweetness on the taste. A bit strawy drying finish, some honey lingering. Somewhat less sweet when water added but getting even thinner with some saltiness in the background.

    In general, not bad but not impressive either, lacking in complexity.

  6. PRV scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    21/20/20/20

  7. MarcinCh scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
      Pretty fresh nose. Green fruit, apples. Pretty sweet. Honey, caramel. Citrus. A distant trace of a cellar rivet. A pinch of spices. On the second occasion, a little more ripe fruit. Peaches.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Fresh and fruity at the beginning. Fresh fruit. Apples. Citrus. Later on, a lot of honey appears. A bit of a barrel. A pinch of spices.
    • Finish
      76 76
      Bittersweet finish. There is some burnt honey, but at the same time clear oak bitterness. Minimal perceptible spices. Only oak bitterness remains for longer.

  8. hafssol scored this whisky 74 points Expert Junior

    Light dram, even if with no great personality.

    It starts promising sweet and gentle notes, with a nearly absent nose and some fruity (pear) hints at the beginning. Then the profile doesn’t grow much on the palate, resulting in some average vanilla and sweet almonds taste and ending up with bitter oaky notes and a bit of alcohol dryness, quite unexpected considering its 43 abv.

    Not bad at all, even easy drinkable but not much interesting and generally unoffensive.

  9. YD84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Malty, nutty, doughy, earthy, creamy, floral deliciousness. The fruits are there too, in the form of rich ripe pears. It is quite a unique whisky. Shame this is the only OB Auchroisk and it's only 43%. I need to seek out some independent bottlings.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/10/15/impromptu-swag-social/

    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.

  11. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      65 65

  12. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    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.

  13. The Macallan scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    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!

  14. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      84 84
      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.
    • Taste
      88 88
      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.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is dominated by a dryeness and bitterness of citrus white flesh. And later it becomes sweeter, leaving the aftertaste of barley sugar.

  15. PJH90 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    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

  16. Calmar scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Good, simple and pleasant, the summer is silent, especially good flavor, taste / finish is simpler, but also do not cause any complaints.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      Dense, oily, oak, sweet fruity-honey notes, vanilla, creamy-oily tones, light peppercorn.
    • Finish
      Light, refreshing, flower-honey, lollipops, light oiliness, apple peel, ginger candied fruits.

  17. kikkerneve scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    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

  18. vojt466 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Very fine whisky, unfortunately nothing interesting
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Cereal and drying with a rising light spiciness - short

  19. GlenGabriel scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      83 83

  20. pianoman scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Light. Yellow apples, pears, some glue. Grass, damp soil, leaves.
    • Taste
      Soft with a slight sweetness. Malt, a little honey, mild pepper. Milk chocolate. Medium.

  21. Fortuna1895 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    To shortbread in the afternoon.
    • Nose
      Sweet malt, slightly pungent, yet round & fine. A tiny little smoke, an idea chocolates, slightly nutty. Also with water a bit malt & slightly nutty. A little fruit with milk chocolate, a hint of raisin, in the background a little apple.
    • Taste
      Warm and soft at the beginning with a hint of grassiness. Slightly nutty, including a little fruit, with a certain sharpness at the end. Water makes it appear much nuttier. Again, malty with apple notes. Fruity, creamy, sweet.
    • Finish
      Slightly nutty oiliness, some lemon & orange. Nuts also cover the tongue with water, light floral notes and a small punctual growth.

  22. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    N: Possesses a lovely lightness with notes of stewed apples.
    T: Tannic, sharp but it’s ok. Simple sherry notes remain with water.
    F: Tannic sherry, quite bitter.
    C: There are many shared characteristics between this and many of the other various distillery outputs in the F&F range. Good to try if not to buy it. Blog

    Scores a C-

  23. Mephisto scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The whisky is nice, however, 50€ for a ten years old one with 43 Vol.% ... a bit expensive.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  24. Mephisto scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Warm smell, wild honey. A nose full of flowers in late summer or autumn. Hints of lemon and lime. Overall "fresh". Apple, but not the fruit pulp, more the peel. Wet wood. Very gently some cocos.
    • Taste
      Herbal brew or herb tea bag. Yellow fruits, but not exotic. Bitter vanilla, only slightly sweet (wild honey again). Wooden taste, earthy and chestnut. Some chocolate, slightly creamy. Some golden wheat.
    • Finish
      Not very long, some oak. Still sweet, a toasted residue. Bitter almond.

  25. Butz75 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  26. ApricotOne scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80

  27. Vince scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Auchroisk or "Ouchroisk"?   Probably one of the weakest members of the Flora and Fauna series--synthetics rearing their heads in the nose and palate. 

  28. Butz75 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  29. Whiskybloggen scored this whisky 68 points Member Senior

    Tried 2011-01-26 in Taastrup
    • Nose
      Easy sea
    • Taste
      Sell, light, sticky, grows lie

  30. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    A strange and unbalanced concoction. The cardboard and cereal notes are not that pleasant. Ahh well you can’t like them all.

    All in all not my cup of tea.

    http://www.worldwhisky.nl/review-380-auchroisk-10-year/
    • Nose
      A light, fresh and slightly sour whisky with aromas of barley, cereals, malt, chocolate, muesli, hay, grass, licorice root, overripe red apples, gooseberries, unripe plums, vanilla, honey, aniseeds (maybe fennel seeds), stale, sawdust, a perfume undertone, hint of oak, metallic tones and cardboard.
    • Taste
      A powerful, little rough and spicy whisky with aromas of pepper, ginger, sea salt, malt, cereals, dark beer, cardboard, hay, earthy tones, stewed pears, smoked ham, star anise, cinnamon, tannins, spicy oak, cashew nuts, and a hint of roast beef.
    • Finish
      A medium long and dry finish with aromas of tannins, bitter orange, honey, grains, cardboard and bitter oak.

  31. Cast Olila scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  32. Allandale scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Malt, citrus , fruit mainly orange.
    • Taste
      Smooth medium bodied, soft sweet barley.
    • Finish
      Gentle soft spice.

  33. Ciro scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  34. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Lots of character, and reasonably complex for 10 yo.
    • Nose
      W/o water - fresh, light citronella, then sweetness of summer fruit basket. Cereal hints. Perfumed.
      With water - completely different nose! Fresh herbs, savoury, menthol, vanilla.
    • Taste
      W/o water - citrus arrival. Development of pepper into sweet warmth of oranges.
      With water - sweet arrival of flowers. Herbal, bitter development, with lots of citrus.
    • Finish
      Dry, citrus. Short.

  35. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  36. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nice all day bourbon barrel stored whisky, no flavor explosion.
    • Nose
      Fresh and Floral, some peppermint. Quite a hint of smoke.
    • Taste
      Spicy and a lot of barrel. No sherry and zero sweetness. Otherwise pretty flat.
    • Finish
      The barrel remains in the mouth for a relatively long time and the seasoning remains.

  37. Georges did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  38. Georges did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet, fruity, berries, white grapes, citrus
    • Taste
      Sweet, soft, nuts, figs
    • Finish
      Short, dry, some smoke

  39. alectron scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      grist-y / a grain barn, quite fresh/cool (slight feel of chlorine in the air, but not the smell of it here) and a nice floral note as well as some honey & lemon,  (81)
      Later: turns less grainy & towards the fresh fruit, also some vanilla & oak/spices now. Nice freshness remains. (83)
    • Taste
      grainy, malty, a few bits of white couverture, green tea w lemon, (NZ fruit gummy) airplanes, (81)
    • Finish
      gently fading out, with some wood & spices, shortbread, kiwi fruit,  and the white chocolatee comes back occasionally (81). Later: Wood lasts quite long and develops some cardboard notes in the end (73)

  40. hsmithjr scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Enjoyable. Summer malt. Great conversation whisky.
    • Nose
      Fruity. Chardonnay. Custard pie. Lemon zest.
    • Taste
      Firm and full of fruity flavors. Sweet butter cookies.
    • Finish
      Longer than expected. Apricots. Minty liquorice. Dry. A hint of peat smoke.

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