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2007 Lady of the Glen Auchroisk Single Cask #816839 12 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Speyside, Highlands, SCOTLAND
$150. 00 Bottle
$1800.00 Dozen
ABV: 56.3%
Tasting note: Deep gold. Lovely approachable young Auchroisk with plummy malt, perfectly weighted; fruit'n'nut chocolate through the bittersweet finish. Like it all the more because the PX has been carefully handled. The sherry becomes more apparent with water. 56.3% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered. 265 bottles.

Other reviews... Colour: gold. Nose: rather thick dry white wine than sticky PX here, or was it some Pedro that's not been done as a sherry? Some lamp oil too, paraffin, pine needles, mutton suet, white beer, sour cherries… In short, anything but PX, and not much tropicalness either at the fruit section. With water: gets a tad dirty once reduced, rather on sourer breads and carbon dust or something. Mouth (neat): good extractive maturation, this time on the usual café latte and butterscotch, but also ginger tonic and pepper liqueur. With water: some tobacco, a little leather. Mrs Macron's walnut wine (in case you're wondering, I'm joking). Finish: medium with touches of soot and sour fruits, perhaps blood oranges. Comments: it's been a little hard after the nearly perfect 1995, but I would still recommend it. Very good Ohthrusk.
82 points - Serge Valentin, whiskyfun.com