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Auchentoshan 18 Year Old

Floral Caramel

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@Nemesis101Review by @Nemesis101

6th Sep 2014

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Auchentoshan 18 Year Old
  • Nose
    23
  • Taste
    19
  • Finish
    23
  • Balance
    22
  • Overall
    87

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Nose: Very intense - sweet and floral. Butterscotch and creamy caramel. A bit of citrus and parma violets lurking around. Sharpens slightly over time.

Palate: More of the same although Parma Violets and a floral edge are much more prominent. The sweet caramel takes a back seat but is still there. Slightly more bitter than the nose would suggest. Also, a thinner mouthfeel than I'd expect for a 18yo malt. The bitterness does disappear after it has been in the glass for some time, allowing the sweeter caramel edge through.

Finish: Sweet and lingering. Gradually fades to bitterness.

This has an excellent nose, but slightly disappointing palate, (let it breathe). However, the finish redeems it somewhat. I prefer this over the Three Wood, (which was far too sweet for my palate) in that it is just a little more restrained.

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