Auchentoshan 12 Year

Single Malt

Auchentoshan // Lowlands, Scotland

community rating

3.4
3 out of 5 stars
( 1277 )

Auchentoshan is known for their triple distillation. By distilling a third time, they are creating a lighter, less pungent spirit to begin with. Their abv on their final distillation is around 81% abv where all other Scotch whisky producers achieve only around 70% abv by distilling only twice. Their 12 year old bottling gets aged primarily in used bourbon barrels and a small portion in ex sherry casks.

  • age
    12 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
    40.0
  • Single Malt
    Distilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
  • Cask Type
    ex-Bourbon, ex-Oloroso Sherry

Tasting Notes

"The aroma is full of tropical fruits and toasted cereal. Upon tasting, you'll get coconut, vanilla, and caramel. This isn't a P-Funkadelic, malty Scotch whisky, but rather a smooth jazz version. Soothing and mellow, this is a whisky perfect for bourbon drinkers longing to make the leap to Scotch-land. "

Score 85

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