Auchroisk 7 years old, Madeira Cask Finish, Parkmore Selection / 46% / –
Parkmore Selection is series of single malt whiskies from Aceo Ltd. portfolio. The company was founded in 1999 as independent whisky broker; in 2013 it acquired independent bottler Murray McDavid and the following year moved its headquarters to the site of Coleburn Distillery (closed 1985). Aceo also owns Parkmore Distillery Company, which owns the Parkmore brand (Parkmore Distillery operated in Dufftown from 1894 to 1931). Auchroisk presented here was distilled in 2010 and matured in dunnage Coleburn warehouse originally in ex-bourbon barrels then finished in first fill Madeira casks.
Nose: fruity and mildly floral, malted barley, apples, grapes, white cherries, buttered toast, hints of hay and tobacco.
Palate: plums, raisins, mixed berries marmalade, sweet cereals, vanilla, milk chocolate, allspice and dash of white pepper.
Finish: medium long, with notes of red fruit, fresh herbs, sweet cereals and hints of oak.