Auchentoshan 12YO 700ml
Auchentoshan Distillery (pronounced Aw-khen-tosh-an) is a Single Malt whisky distillery in the west of Scotland. The name Auchentoshan is gaelic and translates as "The corner of the field", the distillery is also known as "Glasgow's Malt Whisky" due to its close proximity to Glasgow and "the breakfast whisky" due to its sweet and delicate nature. Unusually for a Scottish distillery, Auchentoshan practices triple distillation. Generally the final stage of Scotch whisky production involves distilling the fermented mash in two copper stills. In Auchentoshan, a third still known as the "Intermediate Still" helps to gives a spirit strength of 81% ABV (162 proof). This triple distillation, in addition to an unpeated malt, gives Auchentoshan a more delicate and sweet flavour than many Scotch Whiskies. Maturation is mainly in ex-bourbon barrels and ex-sherry butts though some Auchentoshans will mature in French wine casks.
The 12 year old is smooth, fresh and nutty with a golden honey appearance. It has a Crème Brulee smell with a burst of citrus and the signature nuttiness and green leafiness of Auchentoshan.
To taste the palate is smooth and sweet with hints of tangerine and lime.
To finish, it is a gingery and slightly drying with a pleasant lingering nuttiness.
Alcohol Vol 40%