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Auchentoshan 18 Year Old 1993 The Maltman


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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

20th Feb 2013


Auchentoshan 18 Year Old 1993 The Maltman
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  • Finish
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The Maltman is a label from The Meadowside Blending Company, run by Donald Hart (of Hart Brothers fame) and his son Andrew. Andy and I have been in touch for a while now and he is very passionate about his whiskies. I tasted this Auchentoshan 18 Year Old before and was immediately hooked, so got me two bottles. These are my notes, after tasting it for the third time.

The nose is typical for Auchentoshan, but with a little extra edge, which immediately paints a smile on my face. Very sweet on (a lot of) vanilla, malt, citrus and pineapple. I also get some mint and hints of peach and thyme. The triple distilled character comes out beautifully. I am a fan.

On the palate, the fruitiness is taken to the next level. Even more citrus (oranges and pink grapefruit), but also banana, melon and soft lemon grass. Creamy. It is pretty punchy too, for a dram bottled at this modest ABV.

The long finish is warming, fiery on green apple skins.

I said it before, this is the kind of Auchentoshan that makes me happy. Very faithful to the distillery character. Authentic Auchentoshan.

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