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Auchentoshan 12 Year Old

A bit different

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@MegawattReview by @Megawatt

11th Aug 2013

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  • Nose
    20
  • Taste
    21
  • Finish
    18
  • Balance
    19
  • Overall
    78

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Nose: interesting botanical notes here. Herbs, dried flower petals. Tangy notes of dried fruit (dates, raisins). A bit of toasted oak. Subtle but pleasant.

Taste: bittersweet, dryish, becoming quite tangy at the back of the tongue. It has a character quite different from most of the other unpeated malts I've tasted. Perhaps just a bit too much bitterness mid-palate.

Finish: a tad sour.

Balance: good whisky but there is something sharp about it. Maybe just an artefact of triple distillation? In any case it goes down well and has good body (feels well-matured). Good value, but not something I would buy again.

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1 comments

Rigmorole commented

Is the bottle freshly opened? I don't get a sharp flavor from this one. I dislike "sharpness" so I'm sensitive to it.

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