Auchroisk 25yr Single Malt Scotch
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Auchroisk 25yr Single Malt Scotch

Item # 38159 750mL
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51.20%
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Tasting Notes

A rarely seen gem coveted by serious collectors. This is one of the oldest official releases from this elusive distillery. One of only 3,954 bottles for the world, each bottle is individually numbered and the whisky has been bottled at a natural cask strength.


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Staff Pick Notes

The modern whisky world is fraught with celebrity. Geeks foaming at the mouth over sightings of Pappy or taking selfies with bottles of Brora. It’s a mess out there. On top of that, many of these bottles don’t live up to their extremely heavy price tags. I am here to tell you there are better whiskies out there than these gilded names, and one of them is this bottle of 25 year old Auchroisk (pronounced “Oth-rusk”). Smells of the ocean, short bread, bonfire smoke, vanilla wafers, white chocolate, smoldering charcoal, and more. An intricate aroma and palate that unfold effortlessly as you sip. Forget the giants that hog the spotlight. Great whisky is out there, and this bottle will ignite your search for more like it.

- SD

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Scotch

As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”

Scotland

History:
Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out...

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