Auchentoshan 12 year old review

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Auchentoshan 12 year old review

Auchentoshan 12YO single malt from the top
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Auchentoshan distillery is also known as “Glasgow’s Malt Whisky” because it’s located near Glasgow. Also known as “the breakfast whisky” because of its sweet and delicate nature. Auchentoshan 12YO replaced their 10 year old in 2008, and according to few sources across the internet, it’s been an improvement.

Auchentoshan 12 year old single malt whisky review

Unusually for a Scottish distillery, Auchentoshan’s whisky has been triple distilled, which makes it delicate. Aperitif style whisky like markjedi1, the self-proclaimed “Toshan Man” in Whisky Connosr would say.

SWEET AND LOWDOWN – mellow whisky from near Glasgow

Matured 80% refill and 20% first fill sherry wood, Auchentoshan 12 yrs is an okay dram. Even though it is light, it manages to offer nice flavors, without being too stingy.

Matured in:
Ex-Sherry casks
Colour: Golden amber
Nose: Gentle, yet strong honey with barley. Sweet and delicate.
Taste: Sweet barley and tropical fruits. Lemony feel with hints of toffee.
Finish: Medium length with ginger, bit dry and bit stingy.
Balance: Delicate single malt whisky that manages to have some character in there as well.

Scoring

81
Nose:Taste:Finish:Balance:
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21
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20
Distillery: Auchentoshan Region: Lowland ABV: 40%
Johannes Lindblom
Johannes Lindblom
Finnish whisky enthusiast and the author of WhiskyRant! A digital marketing professional by day – a whisky reviewer and informer by night.

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