Auchroisk 2010 Release 20 Year Old
70cl, 58.1% abv
Auchroisk Managers' Choice 2010 Release Single Malt Whisky is a terrific expression from Diageo's 2010 Super Premium releases. This is the first mainstream officially bottled Auchroisk since the original Singleton range ran out at the end of the last century. This is a dram to savour.
Nose: Starts as creamy, nutty, vanilla toffee, with syrup sponge in the background. Then fresher traces of fruit cake mix, sweet, ripe dessert grapes and apple dumpling.
Palate: Warming at cask strength. Rich and nutty yet also dusty. Then, in turn: toffee, caramel, tangy fresh fruits, biscuit, short pastry, fig rolls.
Finish: Short, dark, earthy chocolate and hints of tropical fruit. Later oak-dry on the palate.