Auchentoshan American Oak
Auchentoshan // Lowlands, Scotland
Hitting the market in May 2014, Auchentoshan American Oak, a triple distilled single malt, is aged in 1st fill American oak ex-bourbon barrels. As such, this would be an excellent stepping stone for bourbon drinkers who would like to give scotch a try. This will be a permanent bottling to the brand's line-up and will replace Auchentoshan Classic as the entry level whisky in their portfolio.
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.
"Traditional bourbon characteristics pop out when smelling Auchentoshan American Oak such as vanilla and cinnamon but there's a trace of lemon zest as well. Diving a bit deeper into the dram, you'll find ginger, char smoke, and a trace of coconut. "