Auchentoshan Virgin Oak
Auchentoshan // Lowlands, Scotland
Touched for the very first time, the American oak barrels utilized here were new, not used prior to the Auchentoshan distillate filling the barrel for maturation. First released in the winter of 2013, the whisky has been been bottled at a nice 92 proof to enhance the wood spice aromas. This is a limited release so get it while you can.
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 Typenew American oak
"As you might expect of an unused barrel, wood spices are fairly prominent on the nose along with wood dust and raw barley. Another note that comes across is pine and vanilla. The whisky is just a touch sweet and though there is a hint of pears, this dram is all about the barrel. "