Auchentoshan 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Lowland Malt Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
12 years old
43.0 (gradi)
750 ml
Square Bottle, Black Label
Bottled for
Soffiantino Import, Genua
Added on
29 Nov 2009 7:59 pm

Average value

€ 228.19

3 × in wishlist

27 × member ratings

26 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Auchentoshan 12-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.20 points

  1. Kprut scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    full "marsalato" body with sulphur dried grape.
    you can't find this kind of whisky today.
    really old school

  2. EJS scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. maurisso scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Drunk with today's kids ... Fernet and gunpowder in the mouth, then extinguishes the enthusiasm that is easily recovered with the beautiful company, live whisky. Hello.

  4. 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

  5. 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)
    • 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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