Auchentoshan 12 Years Review

Country: Scotland
Brand: Auchentoshan
Type: Single Malt Whisky
Region: Lowlands
Age: 12 Years
Alcohol: 40%
Tasting Dates: 06/11/2011 and 29/04/2012

Colour: Copper

Nose: Oak, Malt and Biscuits at first. Some Floral tone. This whisky really needs opening up before it reveals anything at all. Hints of Spices, Dried Fruits and Baked Apples. Lemon and Caramel. Disappointing really for a Single malt.

Taste: The delivery is very smooth and a bit sweet with some light Sherry, a hint of Leather and Spices like Cinnamon and White Pepper. Quite uneventful. 

Finish: Medium Dry Finish with light Honey, Oak and Lemon.

Rating: 80

Nose: 20 – Taste: 20.5 – Finish: 19.5 – Overall: 20

General Remarks:
This Single Malt is triple-distilled just like most Irish whisky. Maybe that explains both its smoothness and lack of personality.

Don’t add water to this Auchentoshan for you will drown it completely although it does add more malt to the nose.  

Drinking Experience Neat: Good

Conclusion: Certainly easy going on the palate . But we should expect more from a Single Malt. This is only slightly better than your average blend and it’s much more expensive. No value for money whatsoever.

Jan van den Ende

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