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.
Smooth, with a light to medium body.
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.
Takes a fair amount of water. Light and fresh; pleasant mouthfeel. Sweetish start, some acidity.
Surprisingly dry, fairly short – all well balanced.