Auchentoshan 1990 Silveroak
17th Oct 2012
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Tasting Notes by markjedi1
The Silveroak, a 21 Year Old Auchentoshan from 1990, is also a mix of bourbon and oloroso sherry casks, bottled at a sturdy strength of 51,5% ABV (no, it is not a cask strength, this was bottled at 51,5% on purpose). It has a deep golden glow and beads beautifully, suggesting a full body. It is named after the silver rings that can be found in the trunk of an older tree (or so it says on the box). Whatever, I am very much looking forward to this.
Ooh, the nose is simply marvellous. Dried flowers, but also fresh roses, dark and dried fruits, baked banana soaked in orange juice, honeysuckle and mint, jasmine, butterscotch, acacia honey, roasted almonds, Turkish delight, light brown sugar and whipped cream. Wow, this is one helluva Toshan!
It is wonderfully creamy on the palate with brown sugar and cappuccino. Raisins and liquorice. Great chocolate with mint, like After Eight. Again quite some banana, which I often find in aged Auchentoshan.
The finish lasts and lasts on chocolate and almonds.
What a grand Auchentoshan, indeed. This is so much more than the regular Auchentoshan 21 Year Old on cask strength. This is a digestif deluxe that will silence many critics of this Lowlander. Around 90 EUR, which I find to be more than acceptable for a 21 year old on this strength.