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Auchentoshan 12 Year Old

Bakery in a Bottle

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@OutStackReview by @OutStack

7th Apr 2010


Auchentoshan 12 Year Old
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
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A friend owed me a bottle of scotch, so I chose this one. I was surprised!

Price: Low Tier. Region: Lowlands.

Nose: Exceptional. Sweet waves of caramel, sugar pies, cream - a tsunami passing through a bakery - batter your nose. Out of the bottle and into the glass, slight hints of apple cider and tobacco arise.

Body: Quite soft. Much more viscous side than oily. Smooth on the tongue with little obstruction upon agitation in the mouth.

Taste/Palate: Major: Spicy, sweet Minor: Some salt, some caramel

Finish/Aftertaste: As expected - easy without much smoke. The aftertaste was interesting to me; a distinct dryness and the green stems of summer fruits.

Really good nose, but this raises expectations a bit too much. I Found it difficult to find the reflections of the nose in the actual taste itself. There was some sweetness, some caramel - but it mostly remained undisclosed. For its price, it was surprising though. A good budget single malt.


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LeFrog commented

Good review @Outstack this sums it up well for me.

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markjedi1 commented

I agree. One of my favourite everyday malts.

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jdcook commented

Still struggling to find any Auchentoshan over here, but will be buying some as soon as I see any!

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