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.