Type: Single Malt
Score: 90 points
This is a rare distillery bottling of Auchroisk, and was aged for 20 years in a mix of American and European oak casks. The nose is dry and aromatic, slightly peppery, and has hints of malt, hazelnut, and straw. The taste has an intense alcohol burn when served neat that fades to reveal brown sugar and molasses notes, a lemon-lime citrus touch, and a slight saltiness. Water opens up malty notes and smooths out the citrus touch. The finish is tart, long, and aromatic with a touch of lemon and lime.