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Auchroisk 20yo

(58.1%, OB, 5856 Bts., 2010)
Average Score: 85
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameAuchroisk
Alcohol By Volume58.1%
Average Score85

Maniac Ratings
Serge Valentin87
Johannes van den Heuvel82
Robert Karlsson83
Konstantin Grigoriadis85
Ho-cheng Yao90
Krishna Nukala80
Thomas Lipka83
Rich Howard84
David Wankel89
Oliver Klimek86
Ralf Mitchell80

Retired Maniac Ratings
Keith Wood89

WhiskyFun Review

Tasting Notes
Johannes van den HeuvelQuite expressive and unique in the nose at cask strength with lots of fermenting fruits. Hints of glue in the background. Then some spices emerge. Cinnamon and clove. More citrussy with a few drops of water. Easily drinkable at cask strength. Fairly nondescript though. Water doesn't help with unlocking any complexities.
Robert KarlssonPerhaps a bit on sulphur? Very unsure and very faint if so. Big sweetness, almost to the cloying side of things. Improves dramatically with time. More on oranges, rounds off. Big taste on white pepperyness. Cleaner than expected. Sweetness in the aftertaste. Quite difficult one this.
Rich Howarda vaguely sweet lightly fruited nose, with orange juice (from concentrate) and hints of unsweetened pineapple juice, a little bit of cake and vanilla give it a slight suggestion of pineapple upside-down cake, but just a suggestion. the palate is fruity sweet with apple and citrus, a bit brisk, with some toasted spices tossed in. the finish leans towards toasted wood, and is a bit drying. water warms up the nose a bit with a hint of brown sugar now. the palate hasn't changed much, and is perhaps a tad sweeter and also more herbal. summary: a decent lightly fruited and wooded dram, better without water. [tasted blind for the 2011 Awards]