Founded in the early 1970's Auchroisk distillery is still little known outside of Scotland, but it has gained quite a following of late due to its unusual character. Despite being constructed so recently, the distillery produces a very old fashioned style akin to Blair Athol. The wash sees a very quick mashing, the fermentation is short, and the stills are run hard so the make is heavy, spicy and toasty. This expression comes from two wine casks.
On the nose Tarte Tatin, toasted hazelnuts, and runny honey.
On the palate toffee apples with cinnamon and baking spice, more boozy stone fruit, and rich biscuity malt. The finish is mildly vegetal with a touch of flintiness.