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AUCHENTOSHAN Classic

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:56 pm

I am considering buying a bottle of this as it seems like a perfect summer sipper, and opinions (also snagged a Balblair 1997 12yo for the same reason today)? Thanks
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Re: AUCHENTOSHAN Classic

Postby lockejn » Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:35 am

I wasn't overly impressed. It seemed really young (6y?) and my notes indicate mostly bitter apple peel and bourbon. Hard not to give it a try at the price, though. I paid $22.99 about a year ago.
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Re: AUCHENTOSHAN Classic

Postby dramtastic » Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:33 am

pkt77242 wrote:I am considering buying a bottle of this as it seems like a perfect summer sipper, and opinions (also snagged a Balblair 1997 12yo for the same reason today)? Thanks



I haven't tried this but the 12YO would certainly fit the bill.
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Re: AUCHENTOSHAN Classic

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:51 pm

The 12yo is significantly better Sean.
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Re: AUCHENTOSHAN Classic

Postby Ganga » Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:07 am

I like the younger Auchies. :D

I have an older Select (round bottle, green tube) and the new Classic.

Select - brandy glass

Nose: red delicious apples sliced with ground cinnamon, slightly undercooked bread, bed of straw, oak sawdust (from sanding)
Palate: slight oakiness mixed with vanilla custard, tart apples,
Finish: mellow, sweet custard, tart berries

Classic - brandy glass

Nose: much bigger cinnamon component, apple skins, vanilla custard, wood shop including finishes and sawdust
Palate: sliced green apples, vanilla extract, cinnamon custard
Finish: long and mellow, creamy
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Re: AUCHENTOSHAN Classic

Postby DavidUK » Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:17 am

I was very impressed with the Classic
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Re: AUCHENTOSHAN Classic

Postby scotchdrinker » Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:04 pm

I liked it a lot. Really good bargain, think $27 in duty free for a liter.
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Re: AUCHENTOSHAN Classic

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Jul 18, 2010 3:12 am

Willie JJ wrote:The 12yo is significantly better Sean.


I have never had the 12 Willie, do you have any tasting notes on it?

I have to admit that I am enjoying the classic. Not the most complex malt but super enjoyable especially with the warm weather.

Thanks to everyone for their opions and to ganga for his tasting notes.
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