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Auchentoshan — Dramming


Auchentoshan Three Wood

August 9, 2013
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The sweetness of this dram is almost too heavy, but the wood spices keep it in balance. The nose is very nice, the finish a bit short. – Rating: 82/100

Auchentoshan Heartwood

May 17, 2013
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The fruit flavours taste a bit artificial and the finish is one of the shortest I have experienced in a single malt, but for the rather cheap price it is okay-ish and a step up from the Springwood. – Rating: 74/100

Auchentoshan Springwood

April 26, 2013

Quite immature but still smooth because of the triple distillation, a dram for moments when you wish to avoid flavourfulness. – Rating: 67/100

Auchentoshan 35 yo 1975 Bourbon Matured

March 3, 2013

Even afer 35 years the wood only contributes a nice spiciness without overpowering the fruit. – Rating: 88/100

Auchentoshan 1990 Silveroak

March 3, 2013

This malt has a very nice fruity and creamy base that is enhanced by rather strong wood spices. – Rating: 85/100

Auchentoshan 27 yo 1984/2012 Master of Malt

February 6, 2013
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Very floral, but in a good way. There is a minimal soapiness to it but it is too faint to call it a flaw. Quite unusual. – Rating: 84/100

Auchentoshan 11 yo 1999 Bordeaux Matured

May 26, 2012
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Even though it has been fully matured in wine casks, the Bordeaux does not overpower the whisky. Very smooth on the palate but also forceful at the same time. – Rating: 85/100

Auchentoshan 1998/2011 James MacArthur

March 15, 2012

Triple distillation and a refill cask make this an extremely subtle dram. You may well give it a try, if you like that ultra-light style, but this doesn’t cut it for me – Rating: 63/100

Auchentoshan 12 yo

February 3, 2011
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A smooth Lowland malt that is quite pleasant on the palate, but the finish is over much too soon. – Rating: 78/100

Auchentoshan Stillman’s Collection

June 4, 2010

Set of 3 miniatures only available at the distillery

Auchentoshan Select

August 6, 2009

The only good thing I can say about this expression is that it is discontinued. If you happen to find a bottle, avoid it! This is a perfect example of an NAS statement used to disguise immature whisky. – Score: 55/100

Auchentoshan 21 yo

July 26, 2009
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Very complex, you can find something different in every dram. But still not my favourite. – Score: 82/100