Auchentoshan – American Oak

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Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whisky very differently from me.

Colour:

Bright Gold.

Nose:

Strong citrus smell with grassy tones giving way to slightly sweet and woody after some exploring.

Palate:

Smooth to drink with a creamy texture. Citrus again and oak. However the young spirit comes through strongly and makes it quite bitter. With a drop of water however the oak comes through even stronger along with some spice (nutmeg) and a sweet bourbon quality.

Finish:

Quite long lasting, citrus follows all the way through to the end with a grapefruit flavour coming through. Quite drying and still with a bitter edge to it although this is once again reduced with a drop of water.

Overall:

The young spirit in this shows through strongly and I found the bitter quality it gave it a bit overpowering at first. A drop of water though opened this up nicely. I can imagine this would go down really well with a bit of ice (I know, I know, ice in single malt – sacrilege! But hey, who really cares about that sort of thing these days?).

 

 

Notes:

Taken from Auchentoshan Website.

 

American Oak

Triple distilled and matured solely in American bourbon casks. The result: a Lowland Single Malt Whisky with the sweet aromas of vanilla and coconut – along with the signature smooth, delicate, Auchentoshan taste.

 

Tasting Notes

To The Eye

Bright gold.

To The Nose

Bourbon vanilla and coconut with layers of zesty citrus fruit.

To The Tongue

Refreshingly smooth yet lively with vanilla cream, coconut and white peach.

To The End

Crisp with sugared grapefruit and a hint of spice.

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