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Auchentoshan Three Wood

Sherry with a bite

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@squidboy007Review by @squidboy007

21st Mar 2013

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This being the first lowland scotch I've tried, I was honestly expecting something far simpler than this! I had heard some talk about the few lowland malts being less full and interesting than some others- and I know this is a "special" bottling, but that couldn't be further from the truth.

It really reminded me of the wonderful Balvenie Doublewood- warming, sweet, and woody. But unlike the Doublewood (besides adding one extra wood, lol) the Auchentoshan had a sort of spicy bite lurking in it. It still had the sweet sherry wood. But if the Balvenie Doublewood is a candle, this is a sparkler.

Very complex stuff (I'm not even sure how many fruits were present) and probably a good way to introduce people to the drink. Not too sweet, not too intense, a little something for everyone and really, really good.

As a bonus, it had a really dark, beautiful color!

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3 comments

indynoir commented

Nice Review. I really enjoy this whisky also. I purchased this because I wanted to experience a truly delicate whisky, but as you describe there is more to it than a simple whisky. A nice Spring whisky I think...Delicate, but enough to keep you warm on those windy rainy days.

7 years ago 0

@YakLord
YakLord commented

Great review! People seem to either love the Three Wood or really dislike it. I, for one, love it. About a year-and-a-half ago, I drove four hours to pick up the only bottle left in Ontario (we were going to be in Toronto anyway), and the LCBO hasn't stocked it since. This is a dessert whisky - at Christmas with fruitcake or Christmas Pudding, or with a nice slice of chocolate cake.

7 years ago 0

@squidboy007
squidboy007 commented

Thanks for the comments, I agree with both of you! Spring whisky, dessert whisky, its really great stuff.

7 years ago 0

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