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17 Jul 2013

Auchroisk 1990 (Whisky-Fässle)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Auchroisk

We’ve had hits and misses with Auchroisk. Actually some of them are both depending on the moment. Here’s a 1990 expression bottled by Whisky-Fässle not so long ago.

 

Auchroisk 1990 Whisky-FässleAuchroisk 22 yo 1990
(49,8%, Whisky-Fässle 2013, sherry cask)

Nose: interesting nose with uncommon aromas. There’s a spirity / floral side to it. Kirsch and sour cherry nectar. Wet cedar wood. Quite a lot of wax and paraffin. Leafy notes. A little yeast. And undertones of rubber boots. Definitely a bit disjointed but intriguing as well. Mouth: again a certain spirity character (fruit liqueur), with herbal notes, pepper and cinnamon. Showing some hints of pine wood too. Bitter oranges and walnut skin. A kind of “time lapse” with lots of frames moving by in a short amount of time – and nothing really catches my attention. Finish: medium finish, becoming fragrant again (bergamot oil, scented candles). Is this a puzzle or what?

Yes, I’d like to try it again some other day. Not because I like it so much, but because I didn’t quite get it. Really standing out. Around € 105.

Score: 80/100

Auchroisk 1990 (Whisky-Fässle) 2.5 Ruben Luyten 2013-07-17

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  • WhiskyNotes: It's an aroma I picked up on the nose, not a flavour you should taste. I've seen other people mention rubbery notes, dust, wet cement... all in the sa
  • Henry V.: A clear bike tube/plastic taste? I don't get that, just got a bottle and can't taste the plastic nor bike tube, maybe I drank too much of it? Rest of
  • sjoerd972: The looking around tip is great. Prices vary hugely. I made the mistake last year of buying one for £ 90, while I could have had it for about € 80

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