Had this for the second time last night. From a bottle that thankfully isn't mine. It's my brother-in-laws bottle. When I once left a bottle of Springbank 10 at his house when we visited again a few months later, the bottle was all but empty.
This Auchentoshan by contrast has been open since March and is still 3/4 full which speaks volumes!
Anyway not a lot of tasting notes because frankly there wasnt a lot to taste.
A fairly clean nose. A bit of ginger, some oranges and a solventy note.
It tastes thin and young. Vanilla, oranges, a bit of heather and caramel. They need to lay off the e150 with this one as you can actually taste it.
Unpleasant bitter tanins and a fair bit of heat despite it being bottled at 40% abv.
Too young and put together without mych care imo.
This is still a generous score. Aside from the "off" bottle of Glenfarclas 12 I returned, this is without a doubt the worst single malt whisky I've ever tasted. Luckily the bottle wasn't mine. The only tasting notes I had were nailpolish remover on the nose, and wet, mouldy cardboard on the palate and finish. I couldn't finish a glass of this stuff. Horrid. I always say there are no bad whiskies, only some that are better than others. But this whisky is the exception to that rule.
@OdysseusUnbound I did originally give it 65. But thought that was too harsh. But you are probably right. Although judging by your tasting notes your bottle was worse than the one I had a measure from!