Auchroisk, 10 Year Old Oloroso Cask Finish Single Malt Whisky

Auchroisk, 10 Year Old Oloroso Cask Finish Single Malt Whisky

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ABOUT THE WHISKY
Auchroisk - pronounced Orth-rusk - was first established in 1972 (with production starting in 1974) to produce whisky for the J&B blend. It was established following the discovery of the naturally pure waters of Dories Well - where spring water rises from the granite bedrock and then passes through softening sandstone to get to the surface - that gives this Speyside distillery access to that particularly soft water so beloved of distillers. It was first bottled as a single malt in 1986, although under the Singleton brand. Interestingly the maturation process they used involved decanting 10 year old ex-Bourbon cask matured whisky into ex-Sherry casks for a further two years of secondary maturation; which produced a much fuller, more complex flavour and made it the first example of 'finishing'. Justerini & Brooks (the then owners) never thought of talking up the process however, leaving Balvenie and Glenmorangie to be regarded as pioneers of the technique.

TASTING NOTES
Finished for 19 months in a refill Oloroso Hogshead the nose has indulgent aromas of hazelnuts and chocolate spread combining with marmalade and a lovely underlying savoury, umami presence. On the palate early notes of milk chocolate and a subtle roasted quality are lent further complexity with the addition of orange and quince marmalade, dried fruits and just a hint of Worchestershire sauce. The finish is long and brings to mind an unctuous chocolate spread with a dash of cloves and an umami earthiness.

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