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Auchentoshan 1975 Tasting notes and reviews

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Auchentoshan 1975

Brand
Auchentoshan
Expression
1975
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
38 years old
Abv
45.60%
Produced at
Auchentoshan Distillery
Region
Lowland

Annabel Meikle

81
Nose
A glaze of honey and glace cherry, then lemon lozenge. A hint of saffron. With water, there is a biscuity maltiness and pear juice, and a little cow gum.
Palate
Blackcurrant pastille and dried cranberry. Starfruit drizzled with honey, lemon juice and spearmint.
Finish
Viscous at first, then cooling, clean and zesty.
Comment
A beautiful and delicate aperitif. Take your time with this - it deserves it.

Chris Goodrum

89
Nose
A superbly mature nose of sawdusty oak, thick barley, gentle honey, moist vanilla, laced apricot and pineapple. Floral with honeysuckle and jasmine. With time the oak becomes quite buttery and a distinct peppery note appears.
Palate
Beautifully moist and sensuous, opening with honey coated apricot and gorgeously mature, sawdusty oak.
Finish
To be honest the finish is a little short with the alcohol and citrus drying the finish, but not overly detracting from what is a superb whisky.
Comment
Wow, ‘toshan can age amazingly well.
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