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Auchentoshan Springwood

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@tjbReview by @tjb

1st Jun 2014

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Auchentoshan released a range of no age statement whiskies and the Springwood is the entry level expression. As you would expect from Auchentoshan it has been triple matured. This expression has been matured in American Bourbon oak casks and bottled at 40% ABV.

The colour is light gold.

The nose is woody as you might expect from the name. It seems quite young and fresh. Honey, Vanilla, citrus and raisins. It is pleasant but not overly complex.

On the palate it is quite light, clean with lots of sweet honey, vanilla, slight peppery bite. A tang of bitter lemon and oak. It has the smoothness you expect from a triple distilled Auchentoshan.

The finish is drying and the peppery bite remains. Slight citrus but overall the finish is short.

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2 comments

@Frost
Frost commented

@tjb an interesting review - I've got a bottle of the Springwood waiting to get opened.

It reads like a younger, under strength Auchentoshan Three Wood. Down to the peppery finish (although I don't find the Triple Wood drying on the finish). Is there similarity between these drams?

5 years ago 0

@tjb
tjb commented

@Frost, that's not a bad comparison although this is slightly sweeter and much nicer than what I remember of the Three Wood. I thought the 3 wood had too much wood. It was slightly acrid with wood but then that was over a year ago. I remember it almost had a cedar edge to it which I didn't like very much. This is a warm weather dram for me and for the price it's a very enjoyable dram. The clean Auchentoshan profile is evident and it is well put together if not overly complex. The finish is not very short but with only short, medium and long as catagories it leans medium to short and whilst juicy has a slight drying edge from the oak and peppery tang. I would happy share a glass of this with friends.

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