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Auchentoshan 12 Year Old

Mmmmmmmmm... nice.... GOAL!

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@IainVHReview by @IainVH

10th Oct 2011

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Sampled in a Glencairn, without water but with a satisfied smile on my face.

The legs are thin and a bit weedy, like the kid at school who always got picked last for the playground footie match.

Nose: Toffee, fudge with orange elbowing its way between them. A very full flavoured aroma that I could sniff for ages.

Taste: Toffee and fudge again, berries of some sort and maybe raisins. Very full, rich and satisfying.

Finish: Quite long and satisfying, the toffee and fudge remain and I get a lingering feeling of warmth and all being right in the world.

This dram makes me feel like I’m sitting in front of a warm log fire whilst outside the wind blows a gale, the rain falls and the temperature drops. The TV is on and I’m watching my favourite football team win 5.0 against their biggest rivals and their star player has just got sent off for diving in the penalty area. It doesn’t get any better.

Can’t wait to try some other 'toshans. They might taste like England winning the World Cup (but we’re getting into fantasy now).

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15 comments

@markjedi1
markjedi1 commented

This review brought a big smile to my face as well :)

8 years ago 0

@Pudge72
Pudge72 commented

Great review Iain...loving the sports analogy. The 'Tosh 12 will be one of my cabinet staples going forward and for all time, especially since it is (despite the LCBO's best efforts over the past six months) still one of the best values in Ontario, IMHO. 'WhiskyJoe' received a bottle for his birthday as he became an instant fan of it, after sampling it with me several months ago.

8 years ago 0

@IainVH
IainVH commented

Thanks for your comments fellas, much appreciated.

8 years ago 0

@sorren
sorren commented

As with most "toshans" the 12 is a great everyday dram, I can just sit down and sink into that "toshan" world at any time.. glad you enjoyed it too.....

8 years ago 0

@IainVH
IainVH commented

Sorren, thanks for your comment. This dram will certainly become a permanent fixture in my whisky cabinet from now on. Cheers.

8 years ago 0

@AboutChoice
AboutChoice commented

@lainVH, Auchen 12 is one of my favorite "soft" whiskies. You might later try Auchen 3-Wood for desert ... but a bit more pricey. Nice review !

8 years ago 0

@IainVH
IainVH commented

AboutChoice Thanks for the tip and the thumbs up! Cheers.

8 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor commented

@lainVH, like those commenting here I find the Auchentoshan 12 to be quite a pleasant whisky, and, like AboutChoice, I am also very much a fan of their Three Wood.

8 years ago 0

@IainVH
IainVH commented

Victor, the Three Wood is definately going on the Wishlist after 2 tips for it. It may be a good one for the golfing hip flask, Geddit, three wood?.......... SORRY!

8 years ago 0

@sorren
sorren commented

Make that 3 tips... its a fantastic "toshan" I am never without a bottle or two....

8 years ago 0

@smokeybarrels
smokeybarrels commented

Great review, I must get a bottle of that, particularly as "natural highs" through 5-0 derby day wins for my team are few and far between these days....Good work kiddah!

8 years ago 0

@fastpoose
fastpoose commented

Just had my first taste of Auchentoshan 12 Year old last night. Your review is spot on. I found the nose so creamy and complex, and palate was beautiful and long, this will become a younger dram of choice for me I think!! Lovely stuff. I'm trying the three wood and 18 year old tonight, they already have big things to live up to...

8 years ago 0

@IainVH
IainVH commented

Tried one or two other 'toshans since doing this review and they are just as good if not better, so I'm defiantely a fan of this distilleries offerings now!

7 years ago 0

@markjedi1
markjedi1 commented

Am I glad to hear it! :)

7 years ago 0

@sorren
sorren commented

This is a good entry level Auchentoshan, I always have a bottle in my cabinet, it is even better at cask strength !!

4 years ago 0

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