Saturday, 25 April 2015

Auchentoshan Virgin Oak Batch One

Auchentoshan Virgin Oak Batch One

Official bottling
Single malt - Lowlands
Amber gold
46% ABV

Nose: Leather, nutmeg, malted grains, cola nuts, prunes, vanilla, hints of jasmine tea. 
Mouthfeel: Heavy body, thickens, chewy, syrupy. 
Tasting: Sweet salty. Prunes, jasmine tea, dates, candied ginger, vanilla, honey, hints of leather. 
Finish: Medium. Leather, nutmeg, jasmine tea, orange peel, hints of grilled meat. 


No Age Statement whisky. I must admit I miss the easy availability of aged whisky, but sometimes NAS is good too. This one is sweet salty, heavy on the tongue, not like the previous Auchentoshans I've had. That alone makes it worth drinking from my perspective. It's spicy, loaded with notes of dried fruit, covering (what is, for me) the typical Auchentoshan character of honey, vanilla and orange peel. The latter only really pops out at the finish.


I like this a lot.

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