A 14-year-old single cask from Auchroisk bottled by North Star as part of Cask Series 14.
Founded in 1974, Auchroisk goes into a range of Diageo's blends and is quite versatile. Sometimes grassy, it almost always has an element of spiciness to it.
This was distilled March 2006 and bottled February 2021 as a 14-year-old. Matured in a refill hogshead it was finished in an oloroso sherry cask.
56.2% at 264.
Nose: Loose darjeeling tea and black treacle.
Palate: Sweet, herbal and grassy.
Finish: Waxy, over baked lemons, touch of aniseed.
North Star have quickly become one of The Oak Barrel's favourite independent bottlers. Exceptional cask selections at very reasonable prices, they are exciting, fun whiskies - even when they're very serious - which are designed to be drunk and shared.
- Single Malt