Auchroisk – 28 years old Rare Malts

Nose: very old-school. Fruity, malty, waxy, dry sherry meets refill-bourbon. White chocolate and coconut, Ferrero Rafaello. Later on you get notes of tropical fruits and green banana. Also some apricot and a slightly smokey edge.
Mouth: Sweet, dry, oily, malty. Mineral notes too. Wet pebbles. Rather complex. Slightly foosty in the background, but in a very nice way. I absolutely love this style of whisky. Surpsingly smooth for it strength.
Finish: rather dissapointing and lacking in power and complexity. Short and sweet, with some tannic notes of walnutskin.

Overall really good stuff. There’s very little not to like about this whisky, and I think this would have really been great if it were a little more “loudmouthed”.

A word of caution for those of you who plan to open their bottle: getting to drink this took me quite some time, as the cork turned out to be crumbly. I’m used to this happening with much older bottles, but apparantly it also happens to ‘young’ ones.

Rating: 8 out of 10

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