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Overall rating
86.60/100
votes
7
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Fruity, sweet delights
Vintage
13.08.1997
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
2nd Fill Ex-Sauternes Hogshead
Casknumber
95.21
Number of bottles
276
Strength
53.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 Nov 2016 1:19 pm by John Barleycorn
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 77.76

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Whisky Reviews for Auchroisk 1997 SMWS 95.21

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.60 points

  1. schero scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Here the European oak was more active than the Sauternes sweetness. Not bad, but one sample is enough.
    • Nose
      White wine, lemon and pear, straw, mint, removes light smoke , more and more resembles a bouquet of flowers over time, the second smelling comes roasted malt, resembles Kellogg's frosty cornflakes
    • Taste
      Creamy and slightly peppery mouthfeel, again very white wine, also flowery somehow - so flowers could at least taste, when the oak becomes more present, associations of liquorice appear, becoming slightly bitter
    • Finish
      Bitter and woody sweet, light smoke again, the bitterness holds the finish very long, a little warm, sticky in the throat

  2. FernetBranco scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. mandragoru did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS tasting notes:A sweet, creamy and fruity aroma greeted the Panel; quince-apricot sauce poured over a pound cake or gingerbread as well as a Peach Melba smoothie - blending peaches, raspberries, orange juice and fresh custard. Very juicy on the palate, pears in a vanilla brandy syrup with a touch of spice, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. A drop of water and refreshing citrus fruit marmalade using oranges, lemons and grapefruit appeared. To taste, lemon and sugar as well as rhubarb and custard pancakes. After 17 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, we transferred this whisky directly into a Sauternes cask for the remainder of its maturation.

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