Whisky Type: Single Malt
Age: 25 Year Old
Barrels used in the Aging: Refill American Oak hogsheads & refill European oak buts
Bottle Size: 700ml
Even though they are a relatively young distillery (est. 1971), Auchroisk has proven it can mix it with the “auld” boys. The fantastic 25-Year-Old, which appeared in Diageo’s 2016 Special Release series, is a prime example of this fact. It has a fresher, more fruity taste thanks to the sherry casks used in the maturation process, and has a zesty, floral finish. It’s another really rare bottle, with only 3,954 bottles on general sale, certainly one for the collectors out there.
Flavour Profile: Nose
Commencing as a light and precise experience, this soon deepens to evoke damp wood, forest fruit, almond oil and gentle spices.
Flavour Profile: Palate
An abundance of creamy toffee alongside vanilla, nutmeg and distant pear drops begins the adventure, soon progressing to heavier spices and a drier nuttiness with a pleasing chewy texture.
Flavour Profile: Finish
The finish is sustained and succulent with ginger sponge cake, liquorice and pistachio covered dark chocolate.