Nose: Very special. Flower meadow, sweet sherry and a little gunpowder. Chinese plum wine, sultanas and chicory, plus a little wood glue. In the background I sense flambéed oranges with caramel and brandy. The flowery sweetness comes through again and again, so the Auchentoshan keeps a pleasant lightness.
Palate: Raisins and dates meet wet wood planks and orange cream. I also find cloves, caramel and some marzipan, zabaglione and dried apricots. I still notice a slightly tingling acidity, overall the sherry aromas dominate.
Finish: Short to medium length, pleasantly sweet with a delicate portion of dry oak, toasted almonds towards the end.
Conclusion: Despite its strong sherry aromas, this Auchentsohan is light as a feather, a pleasantly drinkable single malt. 82/100 points (2022)