Auchentoshan Three Wood
Wild Berries and Candied Orange Peel
Review by @Tomba
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- Brand: Auchentoshan
- Type: Scotch
- Region: Lowland
- ABV: 43%
nose: typical Auchentoshan maltiness, medium sherry touch (not a bomb as Glenfarclas but remarkably pleasant), vanilla, butterscotch, dried fruits, christmas fruit cake, a lot of similarities with the 12 years old (triple distillation makes the spirit obviously lighter, more gentle and subtle) but fuller (43%) and with more fruit and sherry.
taste: sherry, honey, brown sugar, liquorice, typical Auchentoshan gentle malt flavour.
finish: bitter-sweet, blackberries, candied orange peel, dark chocolate, obviously longer than the 12y old, the european sherry cask oak is more present, pleasant bitter maltiness at the very end with a slight reminiscences of radish aftertaste (oak).
summary: nice upgrade of the 12y old, for all of those that like the Auchentoshan style and want a firmer touch of fruitiness and sherry in their malt. longer finish and more tasting notes coming through here. unfortunately the price is much higher than the 12y old, which in my opinion is not justified completely.
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This is one that has really grown on me. I can't recall what I spent on it, but I think it is a very unique, enjoyable bottling that probably ranks among my top ten now (at least in terms of flavor profile).
9 years ago 0
With some drops of water the characteristic Auchentoshan nuttiness (toasted almonds)comes through, with raisins, marmelade, zabaione/eggnog and a rum characteristic... very intriguing, nice indeed.
9 years ago 0