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Auchentoshan 12-year-old

Overall rating 416 votes 77.96
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label (2008)
Barcode
5010496001769
Added on
09 May 2008 10:22 am
ColoredChillfiltered

Member rates

956 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 20
Taste 20
Finish 20
Balance 20

Tastingtags

58 Notes

Slàinte Mhath
Moderator Slàinte Mhath Review note
06 May 2017 12:48 pm
Slàinte Mhath gave this whisky 85 points

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: 3.7/5.0 85 pts   ·ABOVE AVERAGE [+]·

Weighted Rate
84.6
Nose
87
Initial taste
85
Body
85
Finish
82
Price
84
Presentation
84
“There is no such thing as bad whisky - some are just better than others.” (W. Faulkner)
Achany
Expert Senior Achany Review note
06 Oct 2017 7:19 am
Achany gave this whisky 82 points

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

Weighted Rate
82.2
Nose
81
Initial taste
84
Body
81
Finish
80
Price
85
Presentation
85
valery77
Expert Junior valery77 Review note
17 Sep 2017 8:33 pm
valery77 gave this whisky 81 points
Weighted Rate
81.3
Nose
84
Initial taste
83
Body
81
Finish
76
Price
85
Presentation
80
Lady Dram
Expert Senior Lady Dram Review note
10 Aug 2017 8:45 pm
Lady Dram gave this whisky 79 points
Weighted Rate
79.3
Nose
75
Initial taste
79
Body
82
Finish
82
Price
77
Presentation
80
19dave91
Expert Junior 19dave91 Tasting note
24 Apr 2017 11:33 pm
19dave91 gave this whisky 77 points
Color
Amber
Nose
Beetje een zoetige bourbongeur, heeft ook wel iets flauws.
Geen geur explosie, vrij vlak. Ruikt wel als een behoorlijk volle whisky.
Ook is het bijna, voor Auchentoshan, bekende vanillegeurtje weer aanwezig.
Taste

Medium body met een iets vollere smaak. Zeker geen smaakexplosie in je mond, maar het kenmerkende zachte Auchentoshan karakter is wel aanwezig. Zacht in de mond, met een enigszins exposievere afdronk, die licht bovenin de keel blijft hangen. Heeft wat zoetig, wat fruitigs en wat kruidigs(vooral de afdronk) Redelijk vlakke whisky, die best wat meer pit en/of smaak mag brengen. daardoor enigszins teleurgesteld.

Finish
Comments
Reakwoon
Member Senior Reakwoon Review note
12 Apr 2017 11:58 pm
Reakwoon gave this whisky 79 points
Weighted Rate
78.8
Nose
78
Initial taste
79
Body
79
Finish
78
Price
87
Presentation
73
AdelphosHume
Expert Junior AdelphosHume Tasting note
02 Apr 2017 5:26 pm
AdelphosHume gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

Soft malt, hazelnut and brown sugar, soft toffee, soft Sherry tannins and cinnamon, bitter cherries, floral cocoa turning to citrus

Taste

Sherry and oak tannins, cocoa, a bit of honey turning floral

Finish

Soft malt and vanilla, a hint of baking spices fades to faint soft anise seed

Comments

An enjoyable introduction to Lowland whisky. Not especially complex, but the maturation is solid and the whisky is well balanced. The nose and taste take a bit of patience, but there's an elegance in the form that makes up for it.

Allandale
Connoisseur Allandale Tasting note
27 Feb 2017 9:08 am
Allandale gave this whisky 78 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Citrus and hint of wood oil. The nuts have shifted to bran,but water brings out a thicker aroma reminiscent of banana split with chopped hazelnuts. Almond milk.

Taste

Soft start with good feel and better structure.Some sweet licorice. Though dulled a little with water  the sweet: dry interplay continue on the nose and in the mouth.

Finish

Ripe black fruit. Good balance. Middle long.

Comments
Dramned!
Expert Senior Dramned! Review note
30 Dec 2016 11:25 am
Dramned! gave this whisky 79 points
Weighted Rate
79.4
Nose
82
Initial taste
80
Body
79
Finish
77
Price
80
Presentation
78
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Dramned!
Expert Senior Dramned! Tasting note
30 Dec 2016 11:29 am
Dramned! gave this whisky 79 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Erdbeermarmelade, Vanille, überreife Früchte, leicht metallische Noten, Alkohol trotz 40% deutlich spürbar, leichte Zitrusnote, als Grundlage eine schöne malzige Süße

Taste

ganz anders, als die Nase erwarten lässt – eine nussige Würzigkeit, die sich vor allem am Gaumen breit macht, kaum noch Frucht, milde Süße. Die Zunge sucht, aber findet kaum nennenswerte Aromen.

Finish

zum Abgang hin trockener werdend mit floralen Noten, da bleibt wenig haften.

Comments

Der Auchentoshan 12 hat interessante Noten in der Nase, vor allem die süße Erdbeermarmelade hatte ich bei jedem Tasting als erstes. Im Mund ist er dann nicht mehr als ein zarter Luftzug, bringt kaum Substanz mit. Und auch der Abgang gestaltet sich unspektakulär – außer etwas honigartiger Süße und ein leichter Blütenduft bleibt nicht viel. Wieder so ein Whisky, der mit einem zu niedrigen Alkoholgehalt viel Potential verschenkt.

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