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Auchentoshan 12 Year Old

Not disappointed

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@tjbReview by @tjb

20th Jun 2013

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Founded in 1823, Auchentoshan are the only distillery in Scotland to have a third still. This is for the triple distillation of every drop. This has to be taken in context as they are not the only Scottish distillery to triple distill.

Distillation takes the fermented liquid at Auchentoshan from around 8% ABV (alcohol by volume) up to 81%. Double distillation usually reaches just 70% ABV.

Auchentoshan new spirit is the highest distillate of any single malt distillery in Scotland. This is claimed to make it cleaner and crisp in the mouth.

Nose. Sweet stewed plums and Orange peel

Palate. Mild spices, sweetness, orange peel, citrus and oak. It is gentle on the tongue.

Finish medium sweet finish with a fruity tang lingering on the tip of the tongue

I would recommend this as a good bottle to try for any Whisky fan looking to broaden their horizons. We tried this at Stroud Whisky Club and it went down well and proved very popular. Not world beating but for the money it delivers good value

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3 comments

Rigmorole commented

to me, 80 would be somewhat of a disappointment

6 years ago 0

Rigmorole commented

try to taste a rosebank while you still can. they are going going gone. . . .

6 years ago 0

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tjb commented

I know what you mean but it's so subjective. This got 91 in the Whisky bible but I just didn't rate it this highly. Out of the 4 bottles we tried at the cob this month 2 put it 1st of 4 and one second and i listed it third. My lowest rating is 65 and so I guess it depends on your scoring spectrum.

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