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Overall rating
77.82/100
votes
527
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

€ 38.75

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527 × member ratings

1249 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Auchentoshan 12-year-old

70 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.82 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. pdby scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Well, so-so. The finish is generally a hat, a mess, nothing expressive, very short and spineless.
    • Nose
      Ripe apples, nut paste, hazelnuts, ripe pear, apple jam, a little honey.
    • Taste
      Distinct citrus bitterness, a handful of different nuts, an overripe orange with zest.
    • Finish
      Walnut, bitter-spicy, porridge made of honey and malt.

  3. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. mattheww scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      77 77

  5. keba9591 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    good but not special
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      78 78

  6. keizerjos scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Soft and accessible, although there is a cheese flavor in the distance that I don't like. Impersonal, anonymous and faint, that too. The aftertaste has some small details that let you raise your eyebrows for a while, but before you can indicate a more specific taste, everything fades into a smooth wood-with-vanilla-in-cream sauce flavor. No, not good, this one. Among the 80 points on WB; quite rightly so.
    After an evening of beer, the second tasting, it turns out to be a great slobberaar without pretensions and with a nice woody and vanilla accent.

  7. KeesD scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

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

  8. whiskyd scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

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

  9. 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

  10. keizerjos scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    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.

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