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Auchentoshan 14 Year Old 1999 Cadenhead

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

9th Nov 2013


Auchentoshan 14 Year Old 1999 Cadenhead
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Under impulse of the sympathetic Mark Watt, Cadenhead (famous independent bottler with HQ in Campbeltown) launched a new series with quite a retro look. Dumpy bottles with black labels. One of those immediately got my attention, for it was an Auchentoshan. I got it as a gift from my buddy Imanuel (thanks!) and shared it with him. Here we go!

The nose is light and delicate and immediately 100% Auchentoshan. Mild vanilla and some citrus, but mostly coconut and very sweet hard candy like jelly beans. Hints of pineapple and even some mango. Very fresh, very fruity and very typical for my favorite distillery.

It is quite oily and mildly spicy on the palate. Think soft peppers. But again immediately honeysweet. Citrus retuns, but with added mildly bitter white grapefruit. Again some coconut and a hint of bubblegum. Turkish Delight, maybe? Lime sorbet and pretty zesty.

While the finish is rather short, it does put a smile on my face.

This is a very typical, albeit very sweet, Auchentoshan. Perfect aperitif!

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