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Auchroisk 1997 20 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Auchroisk 1997 20 Years Old

Brand
Auchroisk
Expression
1997 20 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
20 years old
Abv
58.10%
Produced at
Auchroisk Distillery
Region
Speyside

Dave Broom

82
Nose
Clean and sweet with a mix of laurel and wheat chaff/hay to the fore but behind there's a sweetness of honey/mead and apple blossom. Its age is suggested by the toasty wood, wooden apple boxes and old paper.
Palate
Medium-bodied with a thick creaminess. The honey and caramelised fruits return along with dark chocolate and hazelnut.
Finish
Light clean, nutty and fresh.
Comment
Good to see Auchroisk finally getting a bottling which does it justice.

Martine Nouet

82
Nose
Enticing. Malty and nutty. Hazelnut toffee, chestnut purée, dried fruit. Sultanas, nuts. Dried apples. On time, a floral note. Rose or Turkish delight. With water, a citrussy note.
Palate
Silky. Smooth but with nerves. The same nutty character followed by an outburst of spices. An elegant oak grip.
Finish
Long, dry. Gentle oak.
Comment
The alcohol is well mastered. A multilayered classic Speysider enhanced by an elegant oaky frame.
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