Auchroisk

Auchroisk 16 Years Old 1999 Strictly Limited (46%, Carn Mor, 2 HHs, 725 Bottles, 2016)

Auchroisk 16 Years Old 1999 Strictly Limited

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 46%
  • Age: 16 Years Old
  • Bottling: Carn Mor, Strictly Limited
  • Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £49.95
  • Origin: Auchroisk distillery
  • Vintage: 1999

auchroisk-16-year-old-1999-strictly-limited-carn-mor-whisky

What they say

Distilled at Auchroisk distillery in 1999 and matured for over 16 years in 2 hogshead’s before bottling in 2016, produced 725 bottles at 46%.

What I say

The second of our Auchroisk trio/vertical also comes from a marrying of 2 casks by Carn Mor. This time it was distilled a year earlier in 1999 and left for a further 3 years to mature reaching 16 years old.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: 18ct gold (6/20), long, fine legs and medium tears.
  • Nose: Fresh, more cereal than the 13yo and a touch more vanilla and lactose – slightly more ‘new make’ or spirit influence, subtle coppery metallic, lemon and lime citrus fruits, green apple, kiwi fruit, white grape, nectarine, doughy – brioche.
  • Taste: Thick and full-bodied, silky on the palate, light honey, barley malt and mixed fruits; apple, white grape, kiwi, galia melon, white oak wood, slightly sour and zesty, lime oil.
  • Finish: Long, sour oak wood, drying, unsweetened pastry.

Overall

Another finely balanced expression – a little more spirit character present in this one despite it’s extra years of maturation over the 13 year old 2000 vintage comparator from the same bottler. On the nose a lot more woody but a little lacking in distinct ripened fruit flavours perhaps?

Score 84/100

Don’t take my word for it:

Bloggers submit link to your review

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.