Review No.105. Auchroisk 10 Year Old

Whisky: Auchroisk 10 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, 43%

Nose: Orange, ginger, honey, lemon, vanilla, malt, biscuits, salt

Taste: Marmalade on burnt toast, raisins, sherry, oak, salt, hint of smoke

Finish: Dry, bitter oak and savoury saltiness

Score: 2.25

Summary: Austere is the word I would use to sum this up. I found it to be quite concentrated on the nose so water and time helped open it up.  The nose is promising and a lot of the flavours translate directly onto the taste.  There is not further development in the flavours that I could pick up but the flavours that I could pick up were enjoyable.  I picked up an underlying coastal note throughout which complimented the rest of the flavours.  The finish on this is quite drying.  I think this is a decent malt but there was not enough to keep me interested.


Scoring scale: My scores reflect a balance of the overall experience, availability and cost for a whisky,

1 – not to my preference

2 – tastes fine but does not excite me

3 – more to my liking and would revisit occasionally

4 – very much to my liking and would consider as a regular feature on my whisky shelf

5 – permanent feature on my whisky shelf


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