Auchroisk 1996 vintage Speyside single malt Scotch whisky. Matured in Refill Sherry Hogsheads and bottled 2014 by Gordon & MacPahil for the Connoisseurs Choice series.
Auchroisk Distillery is a relatively modern malt whisky distillery which was established in 1972 by Justerini & Brooks (Scotland) Ltd. Auchroisk Distillery is situated at Mulben in the heart of Scotland’s Speyside whisky region and is equipped with eight copper stills. Auchroisk malt whisky is matured in American and European oak casks and just a small percentage, including Auchroisk 10 year old year old, is released by the distillery as single malt.
Nose: Fresh and fruity with ripe plum and kiwi aromas. Toasted malt and subtle herbal notes with hints of old leather and aniseed.
Taste: The palate is peppery initially with stewed plums and lemon flavours. A lingering milk chocolate edge develops.