Round and pleasing, a whisky that will taste the most. For his age he should be more complex.
initially vanilla and citrus, slightly sweet and slightly nutty to almonds, soft oak which gains in strength over time, it is similar to the seasoning, some clove and nutmeg, a lot of caramel, a trifle marzipan and banana bread, later slightly malty with bread and melted butter, honey, then fruity elements such as apricot and banana, honeydew melon
slightly sweet and soft, a lot of vanilla, some citrus and malted bread, beautiful spice develops, then oak that harmonizes wonderfully with the spice, tobacco, cinnamon, caramel, chocolate espresso, light fruits and a touch of honey, blanched almonds
slightly dry, spicy oak, caramel, dark chocolate, tobacco, slightly grassy, very subtle malt, vanilla, apple with a little liquid honey, hazelnuts and marzipan at the end, about medium in length
I also like this Auchentoshan very well. The light, fresh still-character becomes more complex by the 18-year maturation. In the price-performance ratio, he can not beat the 12-year-old (about half price).
First comes the typical Auchentoshan Nussigkeit. Then you can smell oranges, almonds, some grass, pears and fondant.
The texture is slightly oily and creamy crisp. The nuts also play the main role in the taste, in conjunction with apples, oak and malt.
The soft but long finish enhances the maltiness. The apples are accompanied by vanilla. The balance of the whisky is really good.
This Auchie seems a bit dull to me, as it might be much more substantial at that age, thus I am not impressed.
Fairly delicate, dark ripe fruits, sugary, confection, rosewater-flavoured Lokum (Turkish delight) sweets, slightest touch of marzipan, cream soda, farina, floury pastry, flaky dough.
Thin, watery body, disappointingly flat, insipid. Leafy vegetables, herb, crispy grain, cereal, rye bread, salty nuts (pistachios) and a tinge of caramel. I thought, lacking in depth however. Rather shallow really.
Woody astringency, toasted oak wood, biscuit, linseed oil, caraway seed, marmelade (bitter) orange, tiny nip of honey, dates, dried figs, French pastry (filled with apricot, banana). Nothing off-putting or foul about it, but again with little expression.