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Auchentoshan 24 Year Old 1989 Save Lars Whisky


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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

2nd Dec 2013


Auchentoshan 24 Year Old 1989 Save Lars Whisky
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  • Taste
  • Finish
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For the second fan edition of the Save Lars Whisky, we wanted something completely different from the first, which was a bit of a smoke-driven Islay malt. We found what we were looking for at my own favourite distillery: Auchentoshan, famed for its delicate and somewhat feminine aperitif style whiskies. Nevertheless, this is a beauty at cask strength.

The nose is light and delicate on vanilla, citrus and pears. Underneath is a hint of pastry. Some coconut in the distance and something that makes me think of peach. It even boasts a nice trace of smoke; obviously from the wood. Adding a teaspoon of water sprinkles the whole with icing sugar, but also brings out some pineapple and even white chocolate. Very nice nose.

On the palate, it shows great strength with a round mouthfeel. Slightly oily. White pepper, ginger and liquorice. The white fruit and citrus reappear midpalate and develop beautifully. The citrus evolves towards Sevilla oranges and even grapefruit, giving it a light and beautiful bitterness. But the oak rears its head as well. Diluted, the oak becomes a touch louder even.

The finish is medium long and warm, but above all beautifully bittersweet.

What a beautiful Auchentoshan. Definitively worthy of being bottled under the Save Lars Whisky label!

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