Auchroisk

Auchroisk 10 Year Old Flora & Fauna Single Malt Whisky, 70cl

An apéritif malt whisky, pleasant and light, which opens sweet, fresh and balanced then dries to a short finish. Doughy and buttery on the palate. This textured single malt whisky displays hints of lemon and pineapple with a slight aniseed and smokey finish.

Serving Suggestion: Auchroisk works best served in a traditional whisky glass, neat or with a little water.

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"This version is not obviously sherry-ish, but still manages very big flavours indeed. I'm very impressed."

Michael Jackson 2001, Whisky Magazine, Issue 20

"Malt and spice on the light nose, with developing nuts and floral notes. Quite voluptuous on the palate, with fresh fruit and milk chocolate. Raisins in the finish."

Gavin D Smith, Malt Whisky Yearbook 2015, p.75

"Young and zesty and citrusy on the nose, warming tangerine and citrus fruits and a touch of salt on the palate, medium long malty finish."

Dominic Roskrow, Malt Whisky Yearbook 2015, p.75

Appearance

Pale gold.

Body

Smooth, with a light to medium body.

Nose

A mild nose for its strength. Sweet and fresh. Ground almonds are immediately apparent, even dry marzipan. Acetone. Some dark chocolate behind (this develops towards milk chocolate). Becomes nuttier all the time. With water, opens up: fresh and estery. Acetone, cooked pears, solvent. A light oily-fatty note behind, possibly nut oil. Nuttiness still apparent. Also a very light char in the back. Becomes more cereal-like – soggy Shreddies – and more ‘boney.’ Not so clean.

Palate

Takes a fair amount of water. Light and fresh; pleasant mouthfeel. Sweetish start, some acidity.

Finish

Surprisingly dry, fairly short – all well balanced.