Auchroisk 24 Year Old 1989 Cadenhead’s

Distilleerderij: Auchroisk
Regio: Schotland (Speyside)
Fles: Auchroisk 24 Year Old 1989/2014, Cadenhead’s Small Batch, Butts, 1.140 bts
Kleur: koper
ABV: 57.5%

Radar

Het overgrote deel van wat bij Auchroisk (spreek uit ‘o-thrusjk’) wordt gestookt gaat naar de blenders. Justerini Brooks is hun belangrijkste klant. Wil je hem als single malt proeven, dan kijk je best even bij de onafhankelijke bottelaars. Zoals Cadenhead’s, één van Schotland’s oudste bottelaars. Zij brachten enkele jaren geleden deze op sherry butts gerijpte Auchroisk op de mark in hun Small Batch reeks.

Aromatische neus op zwarte koffie, hazelnoten, karamel en… een tikkeltje sulfer. Gelukkig trekt dat laatste redelijk snel weg, maar het is onmiskenbaar en even schrikken. Dan volgen nog bakboter, pruimen en snuiftabak. Pindanoten, rozijntjes en vleesjus worden uw deel. Aangenaam, weliswaar nadat de sulfer is opgetrokken.

Erg pikante start op de tong: curry, gember, zwarte peper. Dan volgen enkele beboterde vruchten (dadels, rozijnen en noten) die hem voldoende zoetigheid geven om aangenaam te blijven, hoewel een zilte toets niet onder de radar kan blijven. Prima sterkte. Appels, peren en moutsuikers treden bij. Er is ook weer die umami toets waar ik niet meteen de vinger op kan leggen, maar die hem wel interessant maakt.

De afdronk offreert wat grasachtige en nootachtige toetsen zoals we van Auchroisk gewend zijn, maar die zilte en umami toetsen gaan nooit helemaal weg. Woodsmoke op het sterfbed. Dat deed me even de wenkbrauwen fronsen (in de goede zin).

Geen gemakkelijk Auchroisk, maar wel erg interessant. Echter niet voor iedereen, me dunkt, het is een moeilijke jongen. Reken op zo’n 120 EUR.

85/100

Geproefd door Mark Dermul op 27-07-2019
(om snel andere tasting notes te vinden, surf naar www.whivie.be).

Article source: https://blog.whivie.be/?p=5561

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 293: Auchroisk 15 Year Old 2000 Old Malt Cask – Scotch Whisky News

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 293: Auchroisk 15 Year Old 2000 Old Malt Cask

Mark Dermul, Belgian whisky blogger, tries a little known whisky: Auchroisk. It is a pretty young distillery, only founded in 1974. It is a workhorse for the blenders and hardly sees the light of day as a single malt. This is a single cask, released a few years ago, in the famous Old Malt Cask series by Hunter Laing. It’s a bit young for the Old Malt Cask series, no? Anyway. Let’s taste!

https://youtu.be/1vs_gEvYQF0

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2020/01/marks-whisky-ramblings-293-auchroisk-15-year-old-2000-old-malt-cask-scotch-whisky-news/

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 293: Auchroisk 15 Year Old 2000 Old Malt Cask – Scotch Whisky News

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 293: Auchroisk 15 Year Old 2000 Old Malt Cask

Mark Dermul, Belgian whisky blogger, tries a little known whisky: Auchroisk. It is a pretty young distillery, only founded in 1974. It is a workhorse for the blenders and hardly sees the light of day as a single malt. This is a single cask, released a few years ago, in the famous Old Malt Cask series by Hunter Laing. It’s a bit young for the Old Malt Cask series, no? Anyway. Let’s taste!

https://youtu.be/1vs_gEvYQF0

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2020/01/marks-whisky-ramblings-293-auchroisk-15-year-old-2000-old-malt-cask-scotch-whisky-news/

Limited Releases from a Cult Bourbon Superstar: Kentucky Owl at K&L California – American Whiskey News

New Kentucky Owl Allocations Are Here
Limited Availability on Bourbon’s Newest Collectible Superstar

One of the most coveted brands over the past two years, Kentucky Owl has quickly become a must-own label for the most dedicated Bourbon collectors. Today we have our allocations of two limited gems: Batch #9 and their 10 Year Old Batch #3 Rye. Batch #9 Bourbon is their newest flagship release, their highest proof to date, and “the most robust” rendition ever, according to their master blender. It combines barrels ranging from six to fifteen years old, and just over 800 cases are produced for the world. Our price is about the sharpest you’ll find, with some online listings going for twice our retail. The 10 Year Old Batch #3 Rye was released right before their #9, and as with all the other Kentucky Owl releases, it is a one-time-only production. It is reminiscent of the best-selling inaugural release that quickly became an all-time KL best seller. Both are extremely limited, and what is in-stock is destined to sell quickly.

Kentucky Owl 10 Year Old “Batch #3” Straight Rye Whiskey (750ml) $189.99 View

Kentucky Owl Batch #9 Bourbon Whiskey (750ml) $349.99 View

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2020/01/limited-releases-from-a-cult-bourbon-superstar-kentucky-owl-at-kl-california-american-whiskey-news/

Limited Releases from a Cult Bourbon Superstar: Kentucky Owl at K&L California – American Whiskey News

New Kentucky Owl Allocations Are Here
Limited Availability on Bourbon’s Newest Collectible Superstar

One of the most coveted brands over the past two years, Kentucky Owl has quickly become a must-own label for the most dedicated Bourbon collectors. Today we have our allocations of two limited gems: Batch #9 and their 10 Year Old Batch #3 Rye. Batch #9 Bourbon is their newest flagship release, their highest proof to date, and “the most robust” rendition ever, according to their master blender. It combines barrels ranging from six to fifteen years old, and just over 800 cases are produced for the world. Our price is about the sharpest you’ll find, with some online listings going for twice our retail. The 10 Year Old Batch #3 Rye was released right before their #9, and as with all the other Kentucky Owl releases, it is a one-time-only production. It is reminiscent of the best-selling inaugural release that quickly became an all-time KL best seller. Both are extremely limited, and what is in-stock is destined to sell quickly.

Kentucky Owl 10 Year Old “Batch #3” Straight Rye Whiskey (750ml) $189.99 View

Kentucky Owl Batch #9 Bourbon Whiskey (750ml) $349.99 View

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2020/01/limited-releases-from-a-cult-bourbon-superstar-kentucky-owl-at-kl-california-american-whiskey-news/

Burns Night: 6 Top Whiskies All Scotch Fans Must Try – Scotch Whisky News

 

 

Burns Night: 6 Top Whiskies All Scotch Fans Must Try

Larkfire founder and whisky enthusiast James McIntosh reveals his favourite drams for Burns Night after visiting over 50 distilleries in the past four months

A whisky enthusiast has selected six of the best scotch whiskies to try ahead of Burns Night on January 25th.

James McIntosh – co-founder of ‘wild water’ whisky mixer Larkfire – has compiled the list after visiting more than 50 distilleries in Scotland in the past four months.

James, who likes to add a splash of Larkfire to the whiskies recommended below, has put together tasting notes for those looking to try something different this Burns Night:

1)  The GlenAllachie (Cask Strength, 10-year-old):

We love The GlenAllachie distillery and the people there. It’s a definite must-visit on the whisky trail. This particular whisky has a nose of heather, honey, toffee apples, and a taste of vanilla with Caribbean spices. Billy Walker, co-founder of The GlenAllachie, is a legend in the industry, and won the Master Distiller/Master Blender of the Year at the Icons of Whisky Awards in December. Lovely drinking!

www.theglenallachie.com

2)  Glengoyne (18-year-old):

This is a picture-perfect distillery. We recommend the 18-year-old expression, which uses 50% first-fill sherry casks. It has a tremendous depth and mouth feel, with a taste not unlike a lightly spiced apple strudel.

www.glengoyne.com

3)  Bunnahabhain, Caorag:

Caorag – or ‘small-peat’ in Scottish Gaelic – is a hand-filled exclusive distillery release. A perfect balance with a sweet sherry influence and warming peaty flavour. It’s perfect for a dark January night.

www.bunnahabhain.com

4)  Scapa, The Orcadian:

This whisky offers a very sophisticated, honeyed flavour. It’s mellow and easy-drinking with a very delicate taste. Worth trying in a Mizuwari-style, served using Larkfire.

www.scapawhisky.com

5)  Aberfeldy (12-year-old):

A fantastic whisky with a longer fermentation period, encouraging a honeyed sweetness which works nicely with its little hint of spice. A beautiful Highland single malt, an absolute triumph.

www.dewars.com

6) Blair Athol (12-year-old):

A fantastic, rich, sweet Highland single malt, from the Flora Fauna range. Notes include dried apricots and treacle toffee. We enjoyed drinking this at the unique Mash Tun tasting bar, which certainly adds to the experience.

www.malts.com/en-gb/visit-our-distilleries/blair-athol

James McIntosh travelled the length and breadth of Scotland, visiting countless distilleries ahead of the launch of award-winning ‘wild water’ Larkfire, which releases and enhances the depth of flavour of whisky.

Larkfire was launched after a study by Swedish chemists Björn Karlsson and Ran Friedman in the Scientific Reports journal helped prove that water boosts the concentration of flavour compounds at the surface of whisky, enhancing the flavour.

The wild water was recently named Best Premium/Adult Drink at the World Beverage Innovation Awards, and is sourced from the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

James said: “In Scotland there is incredible passion and care involved in making whisky, so if you enjoy a splash of water with your dram, it’s important not to undo any elements of the complex distilling and aging process by ensuring you’re adding the best possible water.

“People often add tap water to scotch, but the water has been recycled several times before it reaches your glass, and the added chlorine and fluoride interfere with the delicate whisky flavours. Bottled water also has a high mineral content which affects the aroma and taste.

“However, Larkfire is the perfect water to mix with whisky as it is pure and naturally soft with an exceptionally low mineral content thanks to the billion-year-old Lewisian gneiss rocks, a key feature of the geology of the Isle of Lewis.”

A percentage of Larkfire sales flow back into the islands via a partnership with The Stornoway Trust, a community landlord which looks after 69,000 acres of land on the Isle of Lewis, where the water is sourced.

Larkfire is the only known canned water for whisky and is now available for just £1 a can at www.larkfire.co.uk.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2020/01/burns-night-6-top-whiskies-all-scotch-fans-must-try-scotch-whisky-news/

Burns Night: 6 Top Whiskies All Scotch Fans Must Try – Scotch Whisky News

 

 

Burns Night: 6 Top Whiskies All Scotch Fans Must Try

Larkfire founder and whisky enthusiast James McIntosh reveals his favourite drams for Burns Night after visiting over 50 distilleries in the past four months

A whisky enthusiast has selected six of the best scotch whiskies to try ahead of Burns Night on January 25th.

James McIntosh – co-founder of ‘wild water’ whisky mixer Larkfire – has compiled the list after visiting more than 50 distilleries in Scotland in the past four months.

James, who likes to add a splash of Larkfire to the whiskies recommended below, has put together tasting notes for those looking to try something different this Burns Night:

1)  The GlenAllachie (Cask Strength, 10-year-old):

We love The GlenAllachie distillery and the people there. It’s a definite must-visit on the whisky trail. This particular whisky has a nose of heather, honey, toffee apples, and a taste of vanilla with Caribbean spices. Billy Walker, co-founder of The GlenAllachie, is a legend in the industry, and won the Master Distiller/Master Blender of the Year at the Icons of Whisky Awards in December. Lovely drinking!

www.theglenallachie.com

2)  Glengoyne (18-year-old):

This is a picture-perfect distillery. We recommend the 18-year-old expression, which uses 50% first-fill sherry casks. It has a tremendous depth and mouth feel, with a taste not unlike a lightly spiced apple strudel.

www.glengoyne.com

3)  Bunnahabhain, Caorag:

Caorag – or ‘small-peat’ in Scottish Gaelic – is a hand-filled exclusive distillery release. A perfect balance with a sweet sherry influence and warming peaty flavour. It’s perfect for a dark January night.

www.bunnahabhain.com

4)  Scapa, The Orcadian:

This whisky offers a very sophisticated, honeyed flavour. It’s mellow and easy-drinking with a very delicate taste. Worth trying in a Mizuwari-style, served using Larkfire.

www.scapawhisky.com

5)  Aberfeldy (12-year-old):

A fantastic whisky with a longer fermentation period, encouraging a honeyed sweetness which works nicely with its little hint of spice. A beautiful Highland single malt, an absolute triumph.

www.dewars.com

6) Blair Athol (12-year-old):

A fantastic, rich, sweet Highland single malt, from the Flora Fauna range. Notes include dried apricots and treacle toffee. We enjoyed drinking this at the unique Mash Tun tasting bar, which certainly adds to the experience.

www.malts.com/en-gb/visit-our-distilleries/blair-athol

James McIntosh travelled the length and breadth of Scotland, visiting countless distilleries ahead of the launch of award-winning ‘wild water’ Larkfire, which releases and enhances the depth of flavour of whisky.

Larkfire was launched after a study by Swedish chemists Björn Karlsson and Ran Friedman in the Scientific Reports journal helped prove that water boosts the concentration of flavour compounds at the surface of whisky, enhancing the flavour.

The wild water was recently named Best Premium/Adult Drink at the World Beverage Innovation Awards, and is sourced from the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

James said: “In Scotland there is incredible passion and care involved in making whisky, so if you enjoy a splash of water with your dram, it’s important not to undo any elements of the complex distilling and aging process by ensuring you’re adding the best possible water.

“People often add tap water to scotch, but the water has been recycled several times before it reaches your glass, and the added chlorine and fluoride interfere with the delicate whisky flavours. Bottled water also has a high mineral content which affects the aroma and taste.

“However, Larkfire is the perfect water to mix with whisky as it is pure and naturally soft with an exceptionally low mineral content thanks to the billion-year-old Lewisian gneiss rocks, a key feature of the geology of the Isle of Lewis.”

A percentage of Larkfire sales flow back into the islands via a partnership with The Stornoway Trust, a community landlord which looks after 69,000 acres of land on the Isle of Lewis, where the water is sourced.

Larkfire is the only known canned water for whisky and is now available for just £1 a can at www.larkfire.co.uk.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2020/01/burns-night-6-top-whiskies-all-scotch-fans-must-try-scotch-whisky-news/

Larkfire founder and whisky enthusiast James McIntosh reveals his favourite drams for Burns Night – Burns Whisky News

Larkfire founder and whisky enthusiast James McIntosh reveals his favourite drams for Burns Night after visiting over 50 distilleries in the past four months. A whisky enthusiast has selected six of the best scotch whiskies to try ahead of Burns Night on January 25th. James McIntosh – co-founder of ‘wild water’ whisky mixer Larkfire – has compiled the list after visiting more than 50 distilleries in Scotland in the past four months. James, who likes to add a splash of Larkfire to the whiskies recommended below, has put together tasting notes for those looking to try something different this Burns Night:

1)  The GlenAllachie (Cask Strength, 10-year-old):

We love The GlenAllachie distillery and the people there. It’s a definite must-visit on the whisky trail. This particular whisky has a nose of heather, honey, toffee apples, and a taste of vanilla with Caribbean spices. Billy Walker, co-founder of The GlenAllachie, is a legend in the industry, and won the Master Distiller/Master Blender of the Year at the Icons of Whisky Awards in December. Lovely drinking!

www.theglenallachie.com

2)  Glengoyne (18-year-old):

This is a picture-perfect distillery. We recommend the 18-year-old expression, which uses 50% first-fill sherry casks. It has a tremendous depth and mouth feel, with a taste not unlike a lightly spiced apple strudel.

www.glengoyne.com

3)  Bunnahabhain, Caorag:

Caorag – or ‘small-peat’ in Scottish Gaelic – is a hand-filled exclusive distillery release. A perfect balance with a sweet sherry influence and warming peaty flavour. It’s perfect for a dark January night.

www.bunnahabhain.com

4)  Scapa, The Orcadian:

This whisky offers a very sophisticated, honeyed flavour. It’s mellow and easy-drinking with a very delicate taste. Worth trying in a Mizuwari-style, served using Larkfire.

www.scapawhisky.com

5)  Aberfeldy (12-year-old):

A fantastic whisky with a longer fermentation period, encouraging a honeyed sweetness which works nicely with its little hint of spice. A beautiful Highland single malt, an absolute triumph.

www.dewars.com

6) Blair Athol (12-year-old):

A fantastic, rich, sweet Highland single malt, from the Flora Fauna range. Notes include dried apricots and treacle toffee. We enjoyed drinking this at the unique Mash Tun tasting bar, which certainly adds to the experience.

www.malts.com/en-gb/visit-our-distilleries/blair-athol

James McIntosh travelled the length and breadth of Scotland, visiting countless distilleries ahead of the launch of award-winning ‘wild water’ Larkfire, which releases and enhances the depth of flavour of whisky.

Larkfire was launched after a study by Swedish chemists Björn Karlsson and Ran Friedman in the Scientific Reports journal helped prove that water boosts the concentration of flavour compounds at the surface of whisky, enhancing the flavour.

The wild water was recently named Best Premium/Adult Drink at the World Beverage Innovation Awards, and is sourced from the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

James said: “In Scotland there is incredible passion and care involved in making whisky, so if you enjoy a splash of water with your dram, it’s important not to undo any elements of the complex distilling and aging process by ensuring you’re adding the best possible water.

“People often add tap water to scotch, but the water has been recycled several times before it reaches your glass, and the added chlorine and fluoride interfere with the delicate whisky flavours. Bottled water also has a high mineral content which affects the aroma and taste.

“However, Larkfire is the perfect water to mix with whisky as it is pure and naturally soft with an exceptionally low mineral content thanks to the billion-year-old Lewisian gneiss rocks, a key feature of the geology of the Isle of Lewis.”

A percentage of Larkfire sales flow back into the islands via a partnership with The Stornoway Trust, a community landlord which looks after 69,000 acres of land on the Isle of Lewis, where the water is sourced.

Larkfire is the only known canned water for whisky and is now available for just £1 a can at www.larkfire.co.uk.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2020/01/larkfire-founder-and-whisky-enthusiast-james-mcintosh-reveals-his-favourite-drams-for-burns-night-burns-whisky-news/

Larkfire founder and whisky enthusiast James McIntosh reveals his favourite drams for Burns Night – Burns Whisky News

Larkfire founder and whisky enthusiast James McIntosh reveals his favourite drams for Burns Night after visiting over 50 distilleries in the past four months. A whisky enthusiast has selected six of the best scotch whiskies to try ahead of Burns Night on January 25th. James McIntosh – co-founder of ‘wild water’ whisky mixer Larkfire – has compiled the list after visiting more than 50 distilleries in Scotland in the past four months. James, who likes to add a splash of Larkfire to the whiskies recommended below, has put together tasting notes for those looking to try something different this Burns Night:

1)  The GlenAllachie (Cask Strength, 10-year-old):

We love The GlenAllachie distillery and the people there. It’s a definite must-visit on the whisky trail. This particular whisky has a nose of heather, honey, toffee apples, and a taste of vanilla with Caribbean spices. Billy Walker, co-founder of The GlenAllachie, is a legend in the industry, and won the Master Distiller/Master Blender of the Year at the Icons of Whisky Awards in December. Lovely drinking!

www.theglenallachie.com

2)  Glengoyne (18-year-old):

This is a picture-perfect distillery. We recommend the 18-year-old expression, which uses 50% first-fill sherry casks. It has a tremendous depth and mouth feel, with a taste not unlike a lightly spiced apple strudel.

www.glengoyne.com

3)  Bunnahabhain, Caorag:

Caorag – or ‘small-peat’ in Scottish Gaelic – is a hand-filled exclusive distillery release. A perfect balance with a sweet sherry influence and warming peaty flavour. It’s perfect for a dark January night.

www.bunnahabhain.com

4)  Scapa, The Orcadian:

This whisky offers a very sophisticated, honeyed flavour. It’s mellow and easy-drinking with a very delicate taste. Worth trying in a Mizuwari-style, served using Larkfire.

www.scapawhisky.com

5)  Aberfeldy (12-year-old):

A fantastic whisky with a longer fermentation period, encouraging a honeyed sweetness which works nicely with its little hint of spice. A beautiful Highland single malt, an absolute triumph.

www.dewars.com

6) Blair Athol (12-year-old):

A fantastic, rich, sweet Highland single malt, from the Flora Fauna range. Notes include dried apricots and treacle toffee. We enjoyed drinking this at the unique Mash Tun tasting bar, which certainly adds to the experience.

www.malts.com/en-gb/visit-our-distilleries/blair-athol

James McIntosh travelled the length and breadth of Scotland, visiting countless distilleries ahead of the launch of award-winning ‘wild water’ Larkfire, which releases and enhances the depth of flavour of whisky.

Larkfire was launched after a study by Swedish chemists Björn Karlsson and Ran Friedman in the Scientific Reports journal helped prove that water boosts the concentration of flavour compounds at the surface of whisky, enhancing the flavour.

The wild water was recently named Best Premium/Adult Drink at the World Beverage Innovation Awards, and is sourced from the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

James said: “In Scotland there is incredible passion and care involved in making whisky, so if you enjoy a splash of water with your dram, it’s important not to undo any elements of the complex distilling and aging process by ensuring you’re adding the best possible water.

“People often add tap water to scotch, but the water has been recycled several times before it reaches your glass, and the added chlorine and fluoride interfere with the delicate whisky flavours. Bottled water also has a high mineral content which affects the aroma and taste.

“However, Larkfire is the perfect water to mix with whisky as it is pure and naturally soft with an exceptionally low mineral content thanks to the billion-year-old Lewisian gneiss rocks, a key feature of the geology of the Isle of Lewis.”

A percentage of Larkfire sales flow back into the islands via a partnership with The Stornoway Trust, a community landlord which looks after 69,000 acres of land on the Isle of Lewis, where the water is sourced.

Larkfire is the only known canned water for whisky and is now available for just £1 a can at www.larkfire.co.uk.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2020/01/larkfire-founder-and-whisky-enthusiast-james-mcintosh-reveals-his-favourite-drams-for-burns-night-burns-whisky-news/

Mark’s Whisky Ramblings 293: Auchroisk 15 Year Old 2000 Old Malt Cask

Auchroisk (spreek uit ‘o-thrusjk’) is een erg jonge distilleerderij, pas opgericht in 1974. Het is een werkpaard voor de blenders en komt als single malt amper op de markt. Dit is een single cask, enkele jaren geleden verschenen in de bekende Old Malt Cask serie van Hunter Laing. Beetje jong voor een Old Malt Cask, niet? Enfin.

Article source: https://blog.whivie.be/?p=5586