Overall rating
82.00/100
votes
3
Whiskybase ID
WB63992
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & Company (G&C)
Bottling serie
The Pearls of Scotland
Vintage
12.1998
Bottled
10.2014
Stated Age
15 years old
Casknumber
102354
Number of bottles
283
Strength
60.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 feb 2015 4:03 pm by RoyC
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 96.39

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Whisky reviews for Auchentoshan 1998 G&C

One user has left a review for this whisky. Average rating is 82.00 points.

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Jelly Beans

    It was not even six months ago that I tried a botttle of Auchentoshan 1998 from Pearls of Scotland and lo and behold, today a sister cask is dropped on my desk. This one is bottled at 60,5% ABV, slightly less than the previous one, but still sturdy. I wonder at what strength this was put to sleep.

    Ha! The nose is like a twin of the previous Pearls. It starts with a touch of sulphur that evaporates quickly and is then followed by marzipan, citrus, gooseberries, heather honey and barley sugar. A floral touch of both flowers and grasses. Something umami in the background, but it is gone before you realize you noticed it. Menthol. Jelly Beans. Diluted I get a touch of plasticine, which does not really work with this Toshan.

    Powerful attack, piquant and spicy. But it turns sweet and soft and quite quaffable immediately without the addition of water. Now mostly citrus fruit and a bitter touch. Slowly but surely it becomes a bit dry. The sweetness lingers more and it takes longer for the bitterness to appear if you add some water.

    Regarding the finish, we are quickly done. Sweet and dry but short. With water: ditto.

    Good Toshan, but water is nefast for the nose. Still available left and right for around 100 EUR.

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