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Auchentoshan 21 Year Old

Maple Syrup

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

29th Nov 2012


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I have tasted the 21 Year Old on several occasions, including during my first visit to the distillery. While browsing my tasting notes, I was surprised to see that I had not yet written any for this great Scotch. Oh, well, any excuse will do to have another sip of this one.

On the nose, this Toshan offers a fresh mix of green apples, vanilla, gooseberries, apricots, tobacco leaves, barley and sugared almonds. Some dried grasses and honey. No, make that maple syrup. Mint! A light hint of oak. This is good. Very good, in fact.

On the palate, it is all After Eight (you know, the mint-filled chocolates), accompanied by creamy honey, nuts and sugared orange peel. Again a nice supporting role for the oak. I daresay this is complex.

The finish is long, on citrus, dried grass ditto apricots. Mildly drying oak.

A great Auchentoshan, that feels quite mature. This would go very well with a stew of boar, I kid you not. Wonderful winterdram!

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Rigmorole commented

Great review, Mark! It's quite helpful.

10 years ago 0

Rigmorole commented

I wonder . . . does the Toshan 21 have artificial color? It's certainly old enough to be that nice dark color and not have artificial color. . . .

10 years ago 0

markjedi1 commented

I'm afraid it does contain a splash of E150a.

10 years ago 0

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