Auchroisk 10 Year Old Provenance

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Auchroisk 10 year old from Douglas Laing's Provenance range.   The building of Auchroisk in 1972 was meant to herald the start of a new era for blended Scotch. Certainly...
Auchroisk 10 year old from Douglas Laing's Provenance range.
 
The building of Auchroisk in 1972 was meant to herald the start of a new era for blended Scotch. Certainly architecturally (like its contemporary, Allt-a-Bhainne) it stands out – a white, harled, modernist structure in the moorland. It was commissioned by IDV, at that time the parent firm of J&B which had decided that sales of the blend justified another distillery being built to join its Speyside portfolio of Glen Spey, Knockando and Strathmill.

 

  • Region: Highland
  • Distillery: Auchroisk
  • Age/Name: 10 years old
  • Size: 70cl
  • Strength: 46% ABV
  • Bottled By: Douglas Laing
  • Chill-Filtered: No

 

The nose is bright and fruity. Apple candyfloss mixed with a sponge cake/butter pastry. Hints of oak. Drop of water amps up with candyfloss to almost that of a hard boiled sweet.
 
The palate continues the sponge/pastry notes. Sweetness dies off a little but the fruit remains. Think an apple turnover without the sugar. Water brings out a marzipan like quality to the cake/sponge, also amps back up the fruit sweetness.
 
Finish is short to medium. Dominated by a fruity malt note. Vanilla and the buttery pastry take a back seat. Vanilla spongecake lingers after it has been sent down.