Auchroisk 25-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Diageo Special Releases 2016
Stated Age
25 years old
American & European Oak
Number of bottles
51.2 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
06 jun 2016 5:12 pm by mds51
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 379.67

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Whisky reviews for Auchroisk 25-year-old

16 users have left 17 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.14 points.

  1. wbarchive_407045 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Pretty good, not my favourite. Really nice nose, but a little oaky and graphite-y for my taste. I don’t know if it’s my memories of the Caribbean, but I got loads of really nice tropical fruit throughout. Good middle of the road whisky.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Light and bright. Cereals, honey, brown sugar, and grassy sweetness. Some juicy lychee, white grape, and coconut water. Rich green apples and pear. A bit of a rice vinegar note. Just when you start to doubt the age statement, a well-aged leather note comes in, along with a little bit of savoury and the slightest hint of sulfur funk
    • Taste
      86 86
      Really interesting velvety mouth-coating texture on this one. Arrives sweet, with melon, honey, lychee, grapefruit, banana, dates, loads of nutmeg, and some graphite. The development is quite extended and slow, getting quite oaky and tannic,
    • Finish
      87 87
      Bright and oaky. More of that slightly metallic graphite note. Apple skins, clover honey, plantain chips, and more nutmeg. Some toasted raisin challah and leather. Right at the back it morphs into English Breakfast tea with honey.

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  3. rj18158 scored this whisky 91 points Newbie

    An occasion (Christmas 2022) at last, to open this bottle
    (2146 - of 3954)
    Straw / Yellow gold colour:

    I'm very happy, that I own 50% of this bottle. It was/is, massively expensive. An impressive nose that invites a taste & then rewards: Sweet, malt & grainy with a hint of stout & a hot long finish.
    • Nose
      Very Inviting - sweet spices & a little vanilla - the alcohol is sugar coated & gentle
    • Taste
      Warming, oily & peppery, fresh, grainy.
    • Finish
      Long, some adult bitterness & zesty - magnificent!

  4. stashdong scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      light on nose, oil paint, floral
    • Taste
      87 87
      very oily, ripe plum, blackberry jam, a tiny bit of dark chocolate, toffee candy too as 20 yo, almond
    • Finish
      88 88
      long, a bit of bitterness, nutty and fruity in combined

  5. MLE scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. EricLeeee scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Thick, waxy, honeyed, and rich floral aromas come first, accompanied by tart berries, mainly red currants, semi-ripe apricots, and raspberries, with some refreshing green apples and passion fruits, as well as some cinnamon, cloves, light nuts, freshly baked oatmeal biscuits, and damp tobacco. 88/100
    • Taste
      87 87
      Delightful oiliness on the palate, starting with rich honey and floral notes, then the sweetness quickly fades and is replaced by the bitterness of aged oak, tannins, and spicy spices, with some multidimensional fruit flavours being revealed, with ripe green apple, honeydew melon and yellow lemon peel, with a moderate berry tang, roasted nut notes, a hint of citrus and fresh orange peel. 87/100
    • Finish
      87 87
      Med-long; warm spice and woodiness dominate, with the fruitiness dissipating quickly, honey and nuts remaining, followed by some lingering sweetness and dryness due to oak bitterness. 87/100

  7. Vallado scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A dreamy fruity-floral nose, on the palate a bit too tangy and tangy for my taste, a long finish that is initially astringent and tart and then over time becomes more and more fruity.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. shanz scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    Immediately after pouring soft fruit notes and floral aromas flow out of my glass. The alcohol content (49.9% cask strength) is perfectly integrated and allows long breaths just above the edge of the glass. Fresh, bright fruits are immediately dominant. Apricots, green apples, pears, pineapple, a hint of passion fruit and hints of unripe strawberries cement the fruity foundation. The gentle fruit flavors are covered with soft vanilla / caramel and blossom honey notes. An unbelievably beautiful contrast is the distinctive oak wood notes, which are always perceptible, but at no time push the fruity-fresh aromas into the background. The nose excites me right away, as it depicts a very harmonious symbiosis of silky soft fruit notes and a noticeably long maturing period of a quarter of a century.
    The strong alcohol content gives the malt sufficient strength and fits my feeling very well again. I renounce the addition of water. In the beginning sweet, bright fruits dominate the taste again: apricots, green apples, pears and tropical fruits I perceive. It is followed by floral notes, vanilla, sweet malt, plenty of almonds, milk chocolate, fresh mown grass, hints of herbs and pine needles, wax and tart oak notes. Hidden deep in the background is a tender smoke flag. Similar to the nose, the taste is very complex and harmonious. The palate is already slightly dry.
    Medium to long, fruity-spicy and warm. The sweet fruit notes dominate in the short term with a little honey and vanilla. Milk chocolate and herbs follow. The spicy notes of oak wood are beneficial in the end and cause a noticeable, but always pleasant, dryness. A fine nuttiness and delicate smokiness set the final point.

  9. CherryHeart scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Honey cereal, lemon grass, pear, coconut water, leather, mint, fennel, light smoke, not strong.

    Palate :: Pear, apple, lime, grapefruit and other light-flavored fruits, malt, dried fruit shells, menthol, almond flour, wood chips, slightly spicy, slightly monotonous, but clear and organized.

    Balance, Body: Moderate wine body, moderate fat, waxy texture, good balance, easier to drink.

    Finish: Medium length. Oak, raisins, peel, cardamom, almonds are relatively dry and slightly bitter.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    21 22 22 22 87

    A good, nice, good release, age is what you need for this distillery!

  11. RL_whisky scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      90 90

  12. cavalier66 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Nose: aromatic candied fruit
    Palate: marzipan, fruit, cream, citrus
    Finish: not long
    Quaffable, I like this

  13. dram-drinker scored this whisky 83 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  14. dram-drinker scored this whisky 83 points Photo Moderator

    Not bad, but the grapefruity bitterness is a matter of taste
    • Nose
      Grapefruit, malty, honey, hints of apricots, a bit of dry hay
    • Taste
      Punchy, oily, fruity, more grapefruit, hints of oak wood, subtle sweetness, spices
    • Finish
      Long and burning, zesty, a tad bitter in the end - water recommended

  15. maltaholic did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    By Serge 

    Auchroisk 25 yo 1990/2016 (51.2%, OB, Special Release, 3,954 bottles): 87 Punkte

  16. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Mjam, gentleman whisky, noble and filigree, many flavors, you can play beautifully with water, so really delicious. If 350 € for a bottle of whisky in my budget would be -> shit on the money, bring it!
    • Nose
      gentle spiciness, white pepper, cloves, allspice, cedar wood and old leather, with water comes a fresh, orange fruitiness, peach, apricot, mirabelle, with more water towards pineapple / banana, to a light mint and a little anise
    • Taste
      pure very bitter chocolate and spicy-hot, with (relatively much) water I get again beautiful fruit notes, apricot, orange and even grapefruit, with milk chocolate, almond flour, gentle spiciness
    • Finish
      long, velvety, warm and dry, white pepper, cloves, licorice and a hint of grapefruit and passion fruit

  17. Amsterdam scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    Whisky tasting: Auchroisk 25 years 1990/2016

  18. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes by Diageo

    Barrel: American oak barrels (hogsheads) refilled and European oak barrels refilled (Butts).

    Aroma: Light and precise, with rapidly increasing depth and complexity. Top notes of fresh, crunchy, juicy fruits (orange and pear skin) supported by fragrant almond oil; then leather and slight hints of smoke. Water brings out the fragrant oil, followed by anise and fruit salad (canned pears). In the fading light smoke.

    Taste: The body is light to medium heavy, oily. At first cool and sweet on the palate, with fresh acidity and a light, soft texture; then quickly sharper, with spicy fruit like a spicy fruit cake. Slimmer with a little water, still cool and not too sweet; increasing intensity of the fragrance and decay of sharpness in favor of a softer spiciness. Transition into an attractive dry nuttiness, dark chocolate and hints of menthol and grated orange zest. Still fresh and well balanced, with pleasing tougher texture.

    Finish: Persistent and warming, with notes of licorice and peppermint liqueur, green pistachio and cloves.


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