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Auchentoshan 2 Year Old Sherry (Stillman's Collection)


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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

12th Jul 2011


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The Stillman's Collection, available only at the distillery, contains 3 bottles of 5cl: new distillate, 1 Year Old matured on a bourbon cask and 2 Year Old matured on an oloroso sherry cask. I'm trying from full bottles of this stuff that could be found in the Blender's Room at the distillery. While the bottle 2 Year Old from the Stillman's Collection has an ABV of 62,5%, our sample has an ABV of 61%. It matured for two years on an oloroso sherry cask.

Hello there! What a nose for such a young thing. Rough, to be sure, but already the aromas of lemon, grapes and a bucketload of honey are evident. And quite spicy as well. Yes, this will mature into a wonderful whisky, no doubt!

Pretty rough on the palate as well, but full of flavour already. Spicy again! I get black pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon,upholstering the raisins and plums. If you were to taste this blind, I wouldn't be surprised if you were to mistake this one for a young Speysider.

The finish of this youngling is already wonderfully long, very fruity and spicy and surprisingly mature.

If I were to compare the Auchentoshan releases to the Flintstone family (ok, that's pretty far-fetched, I admit), this would be the feisty, litte kid Bamm-Bamm.

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