Belgian bottler The Nectar introduced a whole range of new single casks in Paris and – hurray – one of them is an Auchentoshan. But I confess: the price tag of around 280 EUR made me hesitant to buy a bottle. So I scored a sample instead. What a beautiful color!
Yes, hello! On the nose I get deep sherry with raisins and chocolate, cold coffee, Mon Chérie and Cuberdons, old leather and baked apples sprinkled with a good dose of cinnamon. Christmas in my glass! Also a lovely floral hint, so typical for my beloved Lowlander. Roasted nuts and roasted rice. This is wonderful!
Sturdy arrival with immediately a grand spiciness on cinnamon, nutmeg and black pepper. Maple syrup, dark honey, almond liqueur and lots of Seville oranges. In the meantime, the typical Auchentoshan character stays upright. That’s pretty neat. This is an absolute bomb!
The finish is warm, very long, dark and sweet – simply delicious.
OMG, what a belter indeed. Okay, I’ll be getting me a bottle after all. This one should not lack in the Toshan Temple.