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Overall rating
85.98/100
votes
42
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Maltbarn (MBa)
Bottling serie
No. 44
Vintage
1992
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
134
Strength
52.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 Aug 2015 9:03 am by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 130,00

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Whisky Reviews for Auchentoshan 1992 MBa

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.98 points

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Not bad, in general, for this distillery, the flavor is worthy of your years, if you do not hurry up and wait for its disclosure, the taste / finish is poorer, but, given the general level of the distillery, it is rather luck than vice versa.
    • Nose
      Dry, very closed, raw oak, malt and grain notes, vegetable tones, a few grassy motifs, closer to the mown dried up grass, raw potatoes, faint gleams of lemon peel and peel of green apples - that's all, in fact, the fragrance reveals itself over time, becoming more rich and friendly, vanilla, creamy ingredients - condensed milk, toffee, melted milk.
    • Taste
      Sharp, sweet-oak, very poor in ingredients - creamy-caramel sweetness, oak and peppery wave, a little medicinal mix-grassy notes.
    • Finish
      Warming, tart-oak, a little sweetness and mineral notes, dried medicinal herbs.

  2. helmutgw scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    F: middle gold - greenish N: malty, mowed grass, greenhouse? G: light body, slightly alcoholic, sweet - grassy - malty - subtle spiciness A: long, alcoholic, as above + H2O: will be very nice and round
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. Gaija scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    If only every Lowlander had the same charisma, the same fierceness ! The nose is just a little too shy for me to go up to 90. And just as Mark, I thank Dirk from Dram242 for the sample ! ;) 
    • Nose
      Quite a lot of orange and grapefruit, but also more "sexy" touches of olive oil and fresh butter. Quite grassy as well with lemon balm. A light and citrusy beerish side settles down, with subtle oak spices arising (white chocolate and big ginger). Bergamotte, dry white wine, mint ... Very subtle, charming and discrete. 
    • Taste
      All the contrary. It enters in your mouth, you're thinking "well okay" and then BOOM, it explodes ! Huge fizzy bite of various spices, lemon balm, citrus fruits all kind, dry champagne, ginger, mangoes ... sweet god ! Simply excellent, sharp, crisp, sparkling.
    • Finish
      Mandarines and kumquats are unmistakable. Magnificient evolution on the former beerish touches, unripe mangoes, lime ... Ultra "realistic".

  4. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Mustard

    This is the first Auchentoshan bottled by the German indie Maltbarn. The Lowlander was distilled in 1992. It matured for the full 23 years on a bourbon cask, which then yielded 134 bottles at cask strength. I like the label. Let us see if I like the contents of the bottle as well.

    The nose is surprisingly creamy on hay, oranges, but also candied ginger and something that reminds me of an effervescent tablet. To be clear: this is not an off-note. I also get a weird mix of nettles and candied sugar, but again: it works! Water changes its profile somewhat and then give me – do not laugh – some wet clay!

    It is quite creamy on the palate and immediately spicy. Think pepper, ginger and some nutmeg. Maybe even some mustard! Loads of grass, now. Much more than on the nose. Then the fruit kicks in. Mostly grapefruit with a hint of blood oranges. Touch bitter, but certainly not over the top. Au contraire! Wonderfully zesty. Water takes away some of the spices and makes it more fruity Now it is all about citrus.

    Fairly long finish on all kinds of citrus fruit.

    Great cask selection, I find! With a drop of water, it becomes very outspoken. Maltbarn has just appeared on my scope. Thank you, Dirk of Dram242, for the sample.

  5. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

    Auchentoshan 23 yo 1992/2015 (52%, Maltbarn, bourbon, 134 bottles)  Colour: gold. Nose: this is very interesting, because it’s obviously the same distillate, only matured in more active American oak that added creaminess and ‘sexiness’, while filtering out the grassy and ‘tablety’ notes. So it feels a little less natural, and rather easier, which is not obligatorily a bad thing mind you. Let’s check it with water:  we recreated the Cadenhead, with a bit more fruits, and a bit less limestone. Mouth (neat): we’re closer to the Cadenhead right from the start, with these massive grassy notes, and this bitterish lemony side. Zests and clay are ruling this baby! With water: lemon and lime all over the place. It’s a Auchentoshan that really hints at… some kind of blend of Bladnoch and Rosebank, perhaps? Finish: medium, on the same limy notes. Comments: one more point for more easiness, but we’re clearly in the same category. SGP:541 - 86 points.

    http://www.whiskyfun.com/archiveseptember15-1-Armagnac-Tullibardine-Tamdhu-Auchentoshan-Jameson.html#040915

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