Whisky Review #33 – The Single Cask Auchroisk 21 Years Old

Auchroisk 21 years old is by far the oldest expression in this collection. It has an interesting flavour profile and is considered one of the unique whiskies in The Single Cask (TSC). It is also one of the four choices offered by TSC to its new members as a welcome gift. If you like this one, grab one before it is gone too!

Tasting Notes:

Colour: White Wine
ABV: 48.4%

Nose: Green grass and flinty on the nose, it reminds you of green bananas in a field. Perhaps it is also green raisins with lime skin. Some sweetness close to a lime custard tart formed as you nose it a little longer with hints of sour plum in the background. (15/20 points)

Palate: Umeshu with some pepper, it is sweet and citrusy like a lime soda before giving way to a combination of winter melon, guava, summer berries and peaches. (17/20 points)

Body: Good balance between green and sweet with pepper to add to its complexity. (30/40 points)

Finish: The finish is medium long with sweet and minty notes. (16/20 points)

Total Grade: 78/100 points

Comments:
Geek Choc: “One of my favourite flavour profiles with a good balance. While not everyone will like the flinty profile, I do find it unique and interesting as a drink.”

 

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