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Auchentoshan Select

Green Apple Refreshment

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@vanPeltReview by @vanPelt

13th May 2012


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Nose: Initial wood and banana soon give way to freshness, distinctly of green apple and orange peels. Later, more vanilla toffee comes out before the nose fades to light and sweet green apple pulp.

Palate: Honey and green apple peels at entry, turning to the delicate lightness of the green apple pulp with accents of lime zest.

Finish: Faint with light green apple, but tingling vibrantly with lime.

Although I may have hesitated to purchase this due to lack of depth, this is a great whiskey to have in the collection. Because it is so light and smooth, it is great as an evening starter, before continuing with other (almost certainly) heavier whiskeys. I imagine it will also be a wonderful refresher on warmer summer days, and that there will be little problem having 'non-whiskey people' enjoy it: It would be hard to actually "dislike" it.

My score reflects that the lack of complexity is more than compensated by smoothness and utility. Though not the "best", I can see the bottle needing replacement more quickly than others. Not a bad reason to travel again, to get to the Duty Free shop....

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vanPelt commented

One year later: The Select has aged with some minor improvement: It is slightly less grassy, and it has more vanilla. I would nudge this up a point.

8 years ago 0

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