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Auchentoshan 12 Year Old

Must be nuts!

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

22nd Oct 2009

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Being a novice, I had not yet heard of Auchentoshan until a year ago, let alone know how to pronounce it (apparantly it's ocken-toshan or something like it). But this 12 year old, that I got as a birthday gift from co-workers, really is a damn good dram.

The nose is very sweet with a load of caramel, a whiff of nuts and a spoonful of honey. I like it. A lot!

The taste is sweet, but not overly so. Just a tad of lemon, but again loads of caramel and honey.

The finish is medium lenght, sweet and dry.

I like it a lot! With my birthday coming up again soon, I'm going to try to get my co-workers to get the the Three Wood :-) (And while it may have nothing to do with the quality of the whisky, I love the shape of the (new) bottle).

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6 comments

@markjedi1
markjedi1 commented

I forgot to mention that the Auchentoshan, while Scotch, is triple distilled. That's something exceptional as Scotch is usually only distilled twice.

10 years ago 0

@jdcook
jdcook commented

I have been keeping an eye out in local areas to get my mits on some Auchentoshan and Bladnoch, but haven't come across any... dagnabbit!

10 years ago 0

@dXIIIr
dXIIIr commented

I spent half an hour with my dad in a whiskyshop in Antwerp (Huis Verloo) last may trying to agree on which whisky to buy for my brother's wedding. It came down to two: Auchentoshan 12y and Glendronach 15y. Both are comparable, 'tough the differences are obvious. Eventually we ended up buying them both :) Maybe you should give your co-workers a hint ;)

10 years ago 0

@jwise
jwise commented

I tried a 10yr private labeling of Auchentoshan today (the shopkeep recommended that I try either the Glenkinchie or the Auchentoshan, and I chose the Auchentoshan). I found it to be a little underpowered. I was wanting to discover what a good "Lowlands" scotch was all about, and I suppose I found out!

I just found out today that another friend of mine swears by the Auchentoshan 12yr. I'll need to try it again at a different time before I make up my mind about it.

10 years ago 0

@Lars
Lars commented

A bought a bottle yesterday and have to say I'm impressed with it. Very easy to drink with a taste I'm enjoying. Another bonus is that is it relatively inexpensive here as far as scotches go. A keeper in my bar.

9 years ago 0

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