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Auchentoshan 19 Year Old 2000 Signatory Vintage Cask Strength Collection


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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

26th Dec 2021


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I have quite a few single casks from Auchentoshan in my collection, that speaks for itself. But I don't have that many vintage 2000. This was bottled by Signatory in their so-called Cask Strength Collection, in those sturdy decanter bottles. It is a single hogshead at cask strength. It’s is quite pale. Straw-colored, so to speak.

On the nose it is – for me at least – immediately coming home. Grass, lime, vanilla, dandelions. Nothing earth-shattering, it's true, but I really do like this profile. Aperitif whisky par excellence, it seems to me.

It is quite oily on the tongue. Nice and sweet with a bitterness. Think apples, lime, grapefruit and soft tannin. Although it's relatively 'simple', I cannot help but like this. After all, the aperitif time is my favorite whisky moment and this fits perfectly.

The finish is relatively long, surprisingly drying and just a tad too bitter to make a winner.

But I'm a fan, don't misunderstand me. About 150 EUR. I'm up for that, because it's good for a month of aperitifs.

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