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Auchentoshan 12 Year Old

No stunner, but fragrant and pleasant

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@vanPeltReview by @vanPelt

12th May 2012


Auchentoshan 12 Year Old
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Color: Deep gold

Nose: Beyond the basis of soft caramel, elements of orange creamsicle: white chocolate, smooth coconut and fresh orange. Faint oaky spiciness.

Palate: Spicey oak at first with some citrus acidity; then clean, slight toffee, with vague fresh laundry.

Finish: fresh macadamia nuts, just slightly sweet with lingering oak.

Best smelled and sampled after a good 5 minutes breathing in the hand. Overall smooth and light flavors aside from spice. The oak and acid first shock like a dive in the pool; but then this quickly mellows, comfortingly. The nose is excellent and somehow addictive in deep breaths-- I could be convinced it contains pheremones.

In general, I would prefer smoother entry and more development in the mouth before fading. But most of the experience is pleasant, so it is a good multipurpose Scotch. "I like it."

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vanPelt commented

One year later: Auchentoshan 12 has become more syrupy on the palate, and some of the bitter oaky notes are gone. There is more distinct honey on the palate, which makes up for the earlier shortcomings. It deserves another 2 points.

10 years ago 0