Chieftain's
7.4

Chieftain's

Auchroisk Distillery

Aged 11 Years

ABV 43%

A port finish? Rather brutal and overwhelming. Was the distillery character so bland?

Martine Nouet

Specification

Chieftain's

Ian Macleod

Brand

Ian Macleod

Bottler

Aged 11 Years

Expression

Single Malt

Type

11

Age (Years)

43%

ABV

Speyside

Region/Country

Independent Bottling

Bottling Type

Tasting Notes

Martine Nouet

Taster

Nose: Heavy with wood influence. Wet cellar, damp wood. Earthy notes. Distant floral touch. Fading rose.

Palate: Wood speaks up on the palate as well. Dark chocolate, raisins, burst of spices. One by one, unmelted. Pretty harsh.

Finish: Dry, bitter. Woody.

Comment: A port finish? Rather brutal and overwhelming. Was the distillery character so bland?

Score: 7

Ian Wisniewski

Taster

Nose: Rich dried fruit, with underlying toffee, butterscotch and digestive biscuits, chocolate, then apricot jam appears.

Palate: Creamy créme caramel and butterscotch lead to orange marmalade, apricot jam, then a serving of chocolate mousse with subtle, dry oak.

Finish: Dried fruit, shortbread and spicy oak.

Comment: Evolves with poise and self assurance, retaining controlled sweetness.

Score: 7.8

7.4
Overall Score

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