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Brands and Distilleries : Auchentoshan

Issue 121 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 121

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Auchentoshan

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Auchentoshan 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Very expressive when young – as might be expected from a classic Lowlander.

Auchentoshan 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 At 10 years, Auchentoshan makes an expressive, eloquent claim to being the classic Lowlander.

Auchentoshan 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Lots of American Oak, and a super clean character. Nowt wrong, but not quite enough right.

Auchentoshan 11 Years Old 1999 Bordeaux Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.00%
8 An interesting and invigorating autumn dram which needs water to cut the edges.

Auchentoshan 12 Years old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Good balance.

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Auchentoshan 17 Years Old, Bordeaux Wine
Single Malt - Scotland - 51.00%
8 The wine finish brings in sweetness and fruitiness but without masking the delicate grassiness and lightness of the Lowland style. A real cracker, perfect for a wake up call.

Auchentoshan 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Good nose,but the palate is a little too dry.

Auchentoshan 18 Years Old, Oloroso
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.80%
7 An underrated malt. Check it out.

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Auchentoshan 1966, 31 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.80%
8 A fine whisky, but does something as fresh and soft benefit from quite so much ageing?

Auchentoshan 1973, 29 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.80%
8 The chestnut colour betrays the time this whisky has spent in oak. I have tasted much woodier whiskies - but not oakier Auchentoshans.

Auchentoshan 1975
Single Malt - Scotland - 45.60%
8 A beautiful and delicate aperitif. Take your time with this - it deserves it.

Auchentoshan 1976 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 41.80%
7 Better on palate than the nose, but so fragile it shatters easily.

Auchentoshan 1976 40 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 41.60%
7 Old but still fresh. All very discreet. At its best neat.

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Auchentoshan 1978, 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.80%
8 This seems to me the definitive light tasting (triple-distilled) Lowlander. In theory, such whiskies mature young, but this has aged beautifully.

Auchentoshan 1979 Oloroso 32 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.50%
8 Excellent.

Auchentoshan 1990 16 Years Old Bourbon Matured
Single Malt - Scotland - 53.70%
7 Draff mixed with whipped cream? It's a Glaswegian cranachan.

Auchentoshan 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Gently restorative. Subtleties gradually become apparent. Not quite as complex as I remember it.

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Auchentoshan 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 A fruity rumble in the hay. Oo arr missus.

Auchentoshan 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Nose is very promising,not sure about the palate.

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Auchentoshan 36 Years Old, 1975
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.90%
8 Elegance personified. A great mature complex dram.

Auchentoshan Classic
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Balanced clean and a good starting point.

Auchentoshan Heartwood
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Decent enough.

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Auchentoshan Select
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Good balance. Fresh and exciting.

Auchentoshan Springwood
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Once in the mouth things start to happen but a little too restrained.

Auchentoshan Three Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Matching Auchentoshan with Pedro Ximinez is like putting Benny Lynch in the ring with Marciano. What do you get? It's unimaginable, but in whisky it works.

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Auchentoshan Three Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Lowlands just as aperitifs? Pah! A well constructed malt with varied wood flavour, although the prevalence of sherry flavours makes it atypical of the region.

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Auchentoshan Three Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 A classic of its type.

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Auchentoshan Valinch 2011
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.50%
8 Another excellent marker on the upward trajectory of Auchie.

Auchentoshan Valinch 2012
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.20%
7 Pleasant in parts, but the oak hasn't been as friendly to this as you would have hoped.

Battlehill Auchentoshan
- Scotland - 43.00%
7 Very sulphury nose which knocks the scoreback. For me this needs more time in cask just to lose that element.

Berry's Own Selection Auchentoshan 1983
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Subtle aromas and flavours, but beautifully composed.

Dewar Rattray Auchentoshan 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.00%
7 A well-balanced dram, as malty as fruity with a luscious toffee tempting character.

Dewar Rattray Auchentoshan 1990, 13 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 60.00%
7 I would never have identified this as an Auchentoshan. Proves 'the Glasgow malt' has plenty of character, but this expression lacks subtlety.

James MacArthur Auchentoshan 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 64.20%
7 I have not previously encountered such a full expression of Auchentoshan, but the style suits the whisky.

Old Malt Cask Auchentoshan 1978
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 Promising nose. Palate hard to tame, disappointing.

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Chart Position

Latest
42
Best
20
Average
35

Bottle Price

Average
£102
Highest
£1,917

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1981 Auchentoshan 15 Year Old Lowland 1981
Vintage Wine Gifts
£169.97
Auchentoshan 10 Year Old 1980s
Whisky-Online.com
£145.00
Auchentoshan 10 Year Old 1980s
Whisky-Online.com
£145.00
Auchentoshan 10 Years Old 1 Litre 10
Lions Whisky
£145.00
Auchentoshan 12 Ans
La Maison du Whisky
£46.00
Auchentoshan 12 Ans
La Maison du Whisky
£8.00
Auchentoshan 12 Ans 2001
La Maison du Whisky
£54.00
Auchentoshan 12 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£30.95
Auchentoshan 12 Year Old
The Whisky Barrel
£32.24
Auchentoshan 12 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£4.95
Auchentoshan 12 Year Old
Whisky-Online.com
£32.50
Auchentoshan 12 Year Old
Master of Malt
£29.13
Auchentoshan 12 Year Old 2000 Cask 9755 Provenance Douglas Laing
Master of Malt
£4.17
Auchentoshan 12 Year Old 2000 Cask 9755 Provenance Douglas Laing
Master of Malt
£41.14
Auchentoshan 12 Year Old 20cl
Whisky-Online.com
£12.99
Auchentoshan 12 Year Old 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£3.90
Auchentoshan 12 Year Old 5cl Miniature
The Drink Shop
£4.42
Auchentoshan 12 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£175.00
Auchentoshan 12 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£199.00
Auchentoshan 12 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£199.00
Auchentoshan 12 Years Old Gold Capsule 12
Lions Whisky
£335.00
Auchentoshan 12yo 12
Lions Whisky
£125.00
Auchentoshan 13 Ans 1997
La Maison du Whisky
£62.00
Auchentoshan 15 Year Old 1997 Casks 101832+101833 Un Chillfiltered
Master of Malt
£4.16
Auchentoshan 16 Year Old 1997 Cask 10201 Old Particular Douglas L
Master of Malt
£5.94
Auchentoshan 16 Year Old 1997 Cask 10201 Old Particular Douglas L
Master of Malt
£73.15
Auchentoshan 16 Year Old Duthies Wm Cadenhead 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.16
Auchentoshan 17yo 17
Lions Whisky
£135.00
Auchentoshan 18 Ans
La Maison du Whisky
£96.00
Auchentoshan 18 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£67.95
Auchentoshan 18 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£6.15
Auchentoshan 18 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£325.00
Auchentoshan 18 Year Old
Master of Malt
£59.85
Auchentoshan 18 Year Old
The Whisky Barrel
£68.87
Auchentoshan 18 Year Old 1980s
Whisky-Online.com
£295.00
Auchentoshan 18 Year Old 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£5.67
Auchentoshan 18 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£325.00
Auchentoshan 18 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£299.00
Auchentoshan 18 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£325.00
Auchentoshan 18yo 18
Lions Whisky
£265.00
Auchentoshan 1957 50 Year Old Sherry Cask #479
The Whisky Exchange
£3,500.00
Auchentoshan 1965 31 Year Old Cask #2502
The Whisky Exchange
£850.00
Auchentoshan 1965 40 Year Old Bourbon Cask
The Whisky Exchange
£1,250.00
Auchentoshan 1966 1966
Lions Whisky
£365.00
Auchentoshan 1966 2011 44 Year Old
Whisky-Online.com
£3,995.00
Auchentoshan 1966 31 Year Old Cask #1004
The Whisky Exchange
£699.00
Auchentoshan 1966 44 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£3,975.00
Auchentoshan 1966 Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£999.00
Auchentoshan 1966 Crystal Decanter Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£899.00
Auchentoshan 1970 21 Years Old 21 1970
Lions Whisky
£190.00
Auchentoshan 1972 21 Years Old 21 1972
Lions Whisky
£185.00
Auchentoshan 1978 Scott's Selection 1978
Lions Whisky
£235.00
Auchentoshan 1979 2012 32 Year Old
Whisky-Online.com
£375.00
Auchentoshan 1984 2004 20 Year Old First Cask 258
Whisky-Online.com
£145.00
Auchentoshan 1997 16 Year Old Signatory
The Whisky Exchange
£42.75
Auchentoshan 1998 Wemyss Lemond Zest
The Whisky Barrel
£66.49
Auchentoshan 20 Year Old 1992 Cask 5432 Adelphi 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£6.65
Auchentoshan 2000 2013 13 Year Old Provenance Cask 9863
Whisky-Online.com
£39.50
Auchentoshan 21 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£120.00
Auchentoshan 21 Year Old
Master of Malt
£119.28
Auchentoshan 21 Year Old 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£7.64
Auchentoshan 44 Year Old 1966
Master of Malt
£3,974.95
Auchentoshan 9 Years Old 2001 The Coopers Choice The Vintage Malt W
Master of Malt
£4.28
Auchentoshan American Oak
La Maison du Whisky
£37.00
Auchentoshan Batch 2
Abbey Whisky
£62.95
Auchentoshan Batch 2 That Boutique Y Whisky Company
Master of Malt
£62.95
Auchentoshan Batch 2 That Boutique Y Whisky Company 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£6.03
Auchentoshan Classic
La Maison du Whisky
£32.00
Auchentoshan Classic
The Whisky Barrel
£27.99
Auchentoshan Classic
Master of Malt
£24.40
Auchentoshan Classic 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£3.58
Auchentoshan Classic Bourbon Oak Cask
The Whisky Exchange
£26.95
Auchentoshan Festival 2009 Distillery Exclusive
Abbey Whisky
£66.00
Auchentoshan Pure Malt Bot.1970s
The Whisky Exchange
£350.00
Auchentoshan Pure Malt Eadie Cairns 75.7cl
Lions Whisky
£235.00
Auchentoshan Q.e.2 Decanter 12
Lions Whisky
£680.00
Auchentoshan The Valinch 2nd Release
La Maison du Whisky
£54.00
Auchentoshan Three Wood
The Whisky Exchange
£40.95
Auchentoshan Three Wood
Master of Malt
£38.41
Auchentoshan Three Wood
The Drink Shop
£40.79
Auchentoshan Three Wood
La Maison du Whisky
£9.00
Auchentoshan Three Wood
Whisky-Online.com
£43.50
Auchentoshan Three Wood
La Maison du Whisky
£61.00
Auchentoshan Three Wood
The Whisky Barrel
£44.09
Auchentoshan Three Wood 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.64
Auchentoshan Three Wood Cof. Bois
La Maison du Whisky
£68.00
Auchentoshan Three Wood Miniature
The Whisky Exchange
£5.15
Auchentoshan Ultimate Collection
Whisky-Online.com
£41.00
Auchentoshan Vintage 1966 1966
Lions Whisky
£295.00
Candied Fruit 1998 Wemyss Malts Auchentoshan 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£5.78
Glentoshan Auchentoshan Pure Malt Bot.1970s
The Whisky Exchange
£225.00
Lemon Zest 1998 Wemyss Malts Auchentoshan
Master of Malt
£74.91
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