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Your preffered Auchentoshan

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Your preffered Auchentoshan

Auchentoshan 10
0
No votes
Auchentoshan 12
4
19%
Auchentoshan 18
6
29%
Auchentoshan Three Wood
11
52%
 
Total votes : 21

Your preffered Auchentoshan

Postby MoreDalmore » Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:05 pm

I wonder which one of the Auchentoshan malts I had the past year you prefer ( all new bottles ) ....

And as you will do so anyway you can of course suggest your favourite Auchentoshan if you want to...

I prefer the Three Wood ( new bottle ) which at the moment is still in my top 10....
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Re: Your preffered Auchentoshan

Postby jazz lover » Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:37 pm

21 yr., second 18 yr.
I still find 21yr. bottles.
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Re: Your preffered Auchentoshan

Postby mikeymad » Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:13 pm

I have tried the new range a couple of times as a set including the new 'classic'.

I have to say from the list, I really did like the 18yo... A step up and a different Character than the 10,12,3w bottles... I don't really know the price point of the 18, so I cannot comment as to the price/value... I have only really seen the 21 and 3wood 'new' bottles in the US.

Not on the list the 21 and classic. I like the 21 over the 18. Auchentoshan seems to really take on character as it gets really old... (i.e. 1973, 34yo (yummy))

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Re: Your preffered Auchentoshan

Postby The Third Dram » Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:11 am

mikeymad wrote:Auchentoshan seems to really take on character as it gets really old...

Truly! I still remember the quite astounding flavour spectrum of that OB 31-year old cask strength edition distilled in 1965.

Amongst the others, it's a close call for me between the 21-year old and the Three Wood, as the latter really does offer subtleties far beyond what one would normally expect from such a 'young' whisky. The 10-year old is, in contrast, a very pleasurable 'everyday' sort of pour. I haven't tried the 18-year old or the newer 12-year old, though I never was all that impressed with the 12-year old bottling from the Eadie Cairns (i.e. pre-Bowmore and Suntory ownership) era.

Given the choices listed above and those I've tried, I'll 'pump' for the Three Wood.
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Re: Your preffered Auchentoshan

Postby Ganga » Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:13 pm

Hm. 21, 1973, 1965 and 1966 are all really good. I really liked the sherry 17 too. There is also the Select that is good value at between $20 and $30. I've missed the 12. So my vote goes to the 18.
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Re: Your preffered Auchentoshan

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Jan 01, 2010 12:39 am

jazz lover wrote:21 yr., second 18 yr.

mikeymad wrote:I like the 21 over the 18.

Yes if the 21 had been on the list I would have gone for it, but the 18yo is the best of the list IMO.
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Re: Your preffered Auchentoshan

Postby bobdaddydo » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:42 pm

Three Wood every timealthough the 12 year old is good.
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Re: Your preffered Auchentoshan

Postby Jobi » Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:33 am

I've only had the three wood and the 21. The three wood was good but not great. The 21 was exceptional.
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Re: Your preffered Auchentoshan

Postby vagusmaximus » Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:13 pm

auchentoshan 3 wood (old bottling) It remebers my one of my favourites brandys (cardenal mendoza)
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Re: Your preffered Auchentoshan

Postby lincoln imp » Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:24 pm

Jobi wrote:I've only had the three wood and the 21. The three wood was good but not great. The 21 was exceptional.


I will agree with that one the 21yr is a classic whisky.
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Re: Your preffered Auchentoshan

Postby Lucas » Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:38 pm

18 all the way for me. Three Wood I find a tad too sulphury.
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