Auchentoshan 21 Year
Auchentoshan // Lowlands, Scotland
This 21 Year bottling is aged in a combination of North American ex-bourbon and Spanish ex-sherry casks. It is released in small quantities each year. While there aren't many working distilleries left in the Lowlands, Auchentoshan founded in the early 19th century, is one of three survivors.
Single MaltDistilled 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 Typeex-bourbon & ex-sherry
"There is a rich milk chocolate note coupled with vanilla that is immediately apparent. Holiday spices are present, but don't bully their way to be noticed. Creamy and full, the aroma follows through on the palate with a side order of dried apricots and ginger."