Auchentoshan 12 is quite a popular whisky. It’s also an interesting example. Triple distilled SCOTCH Whisky. Aged in two types of casks (finished in ex-sherry). 12 years old. It sounds good and promises to be interesting …
Let’s see what it tells us today.
Auchentoshan means „Corner of the Field”
Scotch Single Malt
Matured in ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks
Color: amber, with artificial caramel
Nose: marzipan, green pepper, star anise, vanilla, black tea, cereals. Alcohol is not badly hidden. 19/25
Palate: ripe bananas, caramel, salt, apples, ginger, citrus. 20/25
Finish: medium long, quite sweet, bananas, anise, nuts. 18/25
Balance: I thought it’d be good… and it’s not BAD. Doesn’t make you feel sick 😉 alcohol does not disturb at the nose nor the palate. It’s rather tasty and pleasant … and very gentle. 21/25
Lowlands is not my favorite region of Scotland when it comes to Whisky, but it’s worth a try something from that part of this beautiful country.
I bought a miniature for about 5€. I enjoyed it, although I am not sure if I will buy a „large-size Auchentoshan 12” 🙂
Serge (2017): 82/100
Ralfy (2018): 82/100
Murray (2017): 91,5 / 100
Price: good online stores offer from 30 €.
If you’re a fan of very delicate spirits, I recommend it.
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