Auchroisk - 10 Year Old
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43% vol - 70 cl
Taste guide: 628
Auchroisk (pronounced ‘Ah-thrusk’) was built to produce blending whisky for the J & B brand. The water was clear and soft, the malt lightly peated and the stills high in profile to produce the light, sweet estery spirit needed for the J & B house style. After eight years the first vintage was assessed and the company’s best noses decided that Auchroisk was also an excellent single whisky – something that was a bonus and which, even if hoped for, could never have been planned. Thus the Singleton of Auchroisk came to be introduced ( a single malt is an unblended malt whisky from a single distillery.)
Auchroisk is medium in weight but offers an elegant range of fruit, malt, smoke and herb flavours. It has a fine mellow texture and generous, smooth length. The variegation of the whisky is definite but lightly drawn and to use too much sherrywood would swamp this pleasant complexity. As a result it is largely ex-Bourbon wood in which Auchroisk is matured, with a sherry finish grafted on by a certain proportion of each batch spending the final one or two years in dry oloroso sherry casks.
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