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Auchroisk 1991 Cl

Overall rating
85.82/100
votes
41
Whiskybase ID
WB82185
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Claxton's (Cl)
Bottling serie
The Single Cask
Vintage
26.04.1991
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
1604 - 7479
Number of bottles
263
Strength
51.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
10 may 2016 10:54 am by Bishlouk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 139.90

4 × in wishlist

41 × member ratings

32 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Auchroisk 1991 Cl

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.82 points

  1. The Macallan scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Luckily I bought a sample and not a bottle from a renowned shop in The Netherlands.
    This one is not very interesting in my opinion, it was just a standard dram with nothing going on in there. With some water it doesn't get any better so its best to drink it neat. However it's each to its own!
    • Nose
      Matured, fruit (tropical), estery (solvent), floral, gentle but not exciting as such
    • Taste
      Warm with spiced fruit,woody but all balanced
    • Finish
      Spicy, drying with some fruit in the back

  2. whiskyfacile scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    for full review go to https://whiskyfacile.com/2017/03/22/auchroisk-25-yo-19912016-claxtons-517/
    • Nose
      N: molto naked ed austero, l’aroma si lascia coprire da un po’ di alcol sulle prime. Pian piano compaiono note delicatamente fruttate, diciamo di susine e prugne fresche; poi una bella citricità agrumata e limonosa, bene abbinata a note solo apparentemente più ‘calde’ di marzapane e, più timida, di brioche al burro. In crescita la frutta gialla (mousse di pere, un po’ di mela). Note di legno, anzi: di segatura; anche note erbacee e vagamente mentolate.
    • Taste
      P: complessivamente coerente, conferma l’austera distillatosità del naso. Sì, abbiamo scritto “distillatosità”, sappiamo che è una parola inesistente ed orrenda, ma almeno vi abbiamo risvegliato dal torpore con lo strumento dell’indignazione indotta. Ringraziateci. Si diceva: spirit-driven, con un ingresso su camomilla e marzapane, un po’ di cereale; in un secondo momento, arrivano ancora prugne fresche, un po’ di pane, frutta gialla, malto. Semplice, intendiamoci, ma buono.
    • Finish
      F: lungo, pulito e persistente, tutto giocato sul malto e il marzapane.

  3. maltaholic did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    By Serge 

    Auchroisk 25 yo 1991/2016 (54.7%, Claxton’s, bourbon hogshead): 86 Punkte

  4. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Opeth83 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very pleasant whisky nothing special but no flaws too. Textbook 85pt whisky.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Bishlouk scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A good whisky, nice and fresh. Classic, but effective.
    • Nose
      Fresh, dry, and vegetable. Fern, vanilla, green apple, and a few drops of fresh lemon. The dry side vanishes with aeration, leaving the vegetal and fruity freshness to express itself.
    • Taste
      Yellow apple, slices of acid lemon, white grape syrup. A few spicy pinches are quarreling in the background. Green rhubarb compote at times.
    • Finish
      Average. The spicy plant (peppermint, or nettles?) Is needed, accompanied by dry apple peel.

  8. Hemdl did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Serge (whiskyfun.com):

    Auchroisk 25 yo 1991/2016 (54.7%, Claxton’s, bourbon hogshead)
    We’ve already tried some excellent whiskies by this fairly new bottler.
    Colour: straw. Nose: it hasn’t quite got the fruits that were in the
    1988, but it’s got some good grass and hints of luxury hand cream. It’s
    quite floral, in fact, and indeed lilac is back (S., you know that
    alliterations kill!). Orange drops. With water: same. Mouth (neat):
    good! Tinned fruits coated with pepper, ginger, and cinnamon. In truth
    I’m finding this Tomatiny side again. Also tinned peaches ala Ardmore,
    and some caraway ala… Ach, caraway eau-de-vie. With water: same. Finish:
    medium, creamy, on more tinned peaches. Add one marshmallow. Comments:
    this baby’s immune to water, but that doesn’t matter, it’s pretty
    excellent when neat. SGP:551 - 86 points.

  9. St. Pauli scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Just lovely, this fruity dram from an undervalued distillery. It has an excellent price quality ratio. Recommended, especially if you add water.
    • Nose
      Opulent, fruity and herbal. Tinned pear and pineapple dominate, then granny smith apple. It has a hint of this old school waxiness, with sweet barley. Then, there is grass, mint and a hint of chive. The wood brings ample vanilla cream and soft spice. With water, it gets fruitier and sweeter, with strawberry jam, icing sugar and extra vanilla. 
    • Taste
      Still good, albeit somewhat sourer than I had expected. Nothing wrong with that, I'm just noticing. It's more on apples now, on unripe pineapple and lemon juice. The wood influence is clearly detectable. It's a bit too far in my opinion, delivering some tannins and cloying pepper alongside vanilla and honey. Water improves, it softens the sour note a little and thus makes it more balanced.  
    • Finish
      Despite the woody mid palate, the finish is within bounds. OK, it's a tad bitter, but that shouldn't be a problem. It's like a tropical fruit salad with yogurt, vanilla, mint and a bag of spices.  

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