|Spirit Type:||Single Malt|
|Age:||Not Specified (my guess is 5-8 years)|
|Region:||Lowland (one of only three!)|
|Year Distilled:||Not Specified|
|Year Bottled:||Not Specified|
|Cask Maturation:||All Bourbon|
|Color:||Amber – 1|
The Classic is matured exclusively in ex-bourbon casks, which is relatively uncommon (most whiskies will have some sherry influence for balance).
Gaelic for ‘corner of the field’, Auchentoshan is the only triple distilled scotch whisky. It’s probable that Auchentoshan was founded by Irish distillers, thus the triple distillation (which is more common for Irish distilleries).
Youthful and a little hot (I recommend a touch of water). Vanilla, pears. Powdered sugar icing, lemon oil. A copper note like a penny in soda water.
Clean and a bit hot again. Corn syrup & honey.
A bit of saccharin. Short, sweet, and off you go.
Basically, Auchentoshan did an incredible job creating an an 80-ish rated whisky. It’s not a life changer, but its very drinkable. Great when you’re not in the mood for a ton of complexity.
Overall Rating: 82/100
- Glenmorangie “The Original”
- Penderyn Welsh whisky
- Bushmills White Label or Ten Year Old