Auchroisk 10 Year Old Provenance
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.