Appearance: Bright gold with copper-red tones.
Nose: Dried fruits, roasted hazelnuts, turmeric spice, dark honey, old polished oak.
Palate: Fresh and zesty ripe red fruits, toasted cereals, chilli coated nuts, exotic spices and hints of coffee.
Finish: Spicy-nuttiness, currants, ginger, ripe figs and notes of dried orange peel.

Auchroisk Single Malt Scotch Whisky

15 YEAR OLD

This Single Malt Scotch Whisky was distilled and filled into a refill hogshead at auchroisk distillery in Speyside in 2008 and bottled at 54.3% after spending a period of secondary maturation in a Spanish oak cask which previously held the rare and revered fondillón sweet wine. We nurtured this very special whisky through the ageing process, checking the quality of the liquid on a regular basis and bottling at just the right point. Not too much, not too little character from the wood.

The sweet Spanish wine has seasoned the oak to deliver a ‘finish’ of dried fruits, toasted nuts, exotic spices, malty cereal, charred oak and a sharp zesty freshness.

Only 230 bottles produced from one single cask no. 1101.

The Distillate
Distillery: Auchroisk
Region: Speyside
Style: Mashing, fermentation and boiling is done at speed here, giving the distillate an almost singed quality, revealed as toasted nuts and sweet malty cereal given time in the cask.

Primary Maturation
American Oak ex-Bourbon Hogshead
A gentle cask for the majority of the maturation period to give the distillate character the predominant voice. Spicy-sweet nuttiness provides the backbone throughout.

Secondary ageing/finish
Fondillón
Region: Alicante, Spain
Type: Dessert wine
Style: An almost mythical ancient wine, shaped by sweet Monastrell grapes and oxidative ageing in oak. Intensely aromatic and full flavoured.