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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 86.20 points
- Much different than any Auchentoshan I've had the opportunity to taste.
- 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.
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.
Sharp, sweet-oak, very poor in ingredients - creamy-caramel sweetness, oak and peppery wave, a little medicinal mix-grassy notes.
Warming, tart-oak, a little sweetness and mineral notes, dried medicinal herbs.
- 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
- 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 ! ;)
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.
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.
Mandarines and kumquats are unmistakable. Magnificient evolution on the former beerish touches, unripe mangoes, lime ... Ultra "realistic".
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.