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Auchentoshan 12-year-old

Overall rating
83.00/100
votes
15
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Lowland Malt Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
Square Bottle, Black label
Added on
29 Nov 2009 7:59 pm
Chillfiltered

Average value

€ 230,42

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15 × member ratings

16 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Auchentoshan 12-year-old

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.00 points

  1. LordBellamy scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    with water: with two drops nothing changes, I would omit the water

    Conclusion: really a malt from another time, even if he "only" from the 70s / 80s comes. A completely different style than today. much more grass, hay and herbs. So that's a typically freewheeled Lowlander for me. No high flyer, rather solid, but very interesting
    • Nose
      a very different style than today, bright, fruit, slightly grassy, hay, herbs, lots of lemon, subtle oak, some wax (OBF?)
    • Taste
      light, bright fruits, lemon, herbs, a little vanilla and a few spices, especially carnation
    • Finish
      very short, bright fruit, the clove is more pronounced, some oak and vanilla

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Okay, so this is not a grand whisky per se, but being a 12 Year Old
    Auchentoshan, this is a dram to reckon with. Much better than current releases.
    I was told that there are many batch variations (meaning some are not as good
    as this one), so I am happy I opened this version, that was bottled for the
    Italian market. For the record, it is also the 900th whisky that I
    have tasted since keeping records in October 2009. My liver is not (yet)
    protesting.
    • Nose
      I initially feared some OBE, but that was not the case, thank the Maker.
      Au contraire. The nose is very fresh and fruity, slighty waxy and silky soft. I
      get a load of citrus, gooseberries and almonds. Limoncello with a hint of
      caramal and honey.
    • Taste
      On the palate it is soft and fruity as well. A perfect continuation of
      the nose with the emphasis on lemon. Extremely quaffable.
    • Finish
      The finish is quite long and wonderfully crisp.

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