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Overall rating
77.80/100
votes
502
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
North American oak and Oloroso sherry casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label (2008)
Barcode
5010496001769
Added on
09 May 2008 10:49 am
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 38,37

34 × in wishlist

502 × member ratings

1190 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Auchentoshan 12-year-old

66 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.80 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 82 points Administrator

    Triple distillation gives this Lowland whisky a refined, soft and creamy character. If you believe that Auchentoshan 12 is only suitable for beginners, you are missing an awful lot! The nose is light and sweet with a pleasant crème brûlée note. Gentle citrus fruits harmonize with herbal vanilla, raisins and honey. Tastewise, the sherry cask influence certainly adds to the complexity of this Single Malt. It's sweet and mildly fruity with hints of hazelnuts. The finish is clean, moderate and semidry. An intriguing whisky that is refreshingly different from the others!

    RATING: 3.4/5.0 stars ≙ 82 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE [-]
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  2. Misery scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Auchentoshan 12 yo | 40% | 21 + 20 + 19 + 20 = 80pts
    N: Ripe apples, nut paste, hazelnuts, ripe pear, apple jam, some honey.
    T: Distinct citrus bitterness, a handful of different nuts, overripe orange with zest.
    F: Nut, bitter-spicy, honey and malt porridge.
    B: Well, so-so. Finish in general hat, porridge, nothing expressive, very short and characterless.

  3. KeesD scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    Cheap, a good whisky for its price, not very special, but good.
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  4. whiskyd scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      73 73

  5. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    The nose really surprised me positively. In the mouth then really a bit thin and behind he is too woody.
    • Nose
      86 86
      For a while, I had a lid on the glass and the first smell after a blaring an incredible fruit bomb. Pure fruit salad, even after it is still creamy and fruity, good portion of vanilla, the fruits go more in the ex-Bourbon direction, peach passion fruit, possibly a touch of banana, but behind it there is a certain Nussigkeit and iodine, probably from the Oloro bottoms are the result, I find the nose surprisingly good, one wonders what to expect when one sees the 78P average rating.
    • Taste
      82 82
      ok, the mouthfeel is relatively watery, but also neat, fruity, again the nuts, a sweet base note, vanilla, peach, then a lot of oak
    • Finish
      79 79
      getting drier, tart, bitten grape seeds, creamy, very mild, medium long, maybe a bit too woody behind

  6. keizerjos scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    Soft and accessible, although there is a cheese flavor in the distance that I do not like. Impersonal, anonymous and faint, that too. The aftertaste has some small details that let you raise your eyebrows, but before you can point out a more specific taste, everything fizzles in a smooth wood-with-vanilla-in-cream sauce flavor. No, not best, this one. Under 80 points on WB; quite rightly so.

  7. Archer scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      77 77

  8. Archer scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    That's special ... especially the nose should not be for everyone.
    • Nose
      One thinks first, but then nothing comes - but then something comes: Cheese feet, clearly cheese feet. And that was obviously the spark for the other flavors that are now moving forward: malt, some citrus, cinnamon, old fruit bubble gum - and something that's not that good any more.
    • Taste
      Gentle start on the tongue, strong malty and nutty. Maybe a small wine note, some honey. As intense nutty and malty as the onset was on the tongue, so quickly the aromas dissipate again. A short appearance.
    • Finish
      In short, with malt, honey and a touch of floral notes.

  9. oppi scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Typically Auchentochan wine cream
    • Taste
      Sweet and fruity wine cream

  10. Achany scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Sweet fruits, some honey, a bit malty, after a while there are some oranges, really nice. Some oak - well balanced, mild. Finish rather short but still good. Gentle dram
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

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