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Whisky Magazine Issue 136

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Scotch Whisky - Single Malt

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

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.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

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.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

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.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

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

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

Auchentoshan American Oak
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Is this a sweet Blanc du Blanc?

Auchentoshan Blood Oak
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A very interesting and individualistic expression of Auchentoshan. Takes a drop of water well.

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.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

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.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

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.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

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

Whisky Magazine - Best Buy - Winner

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.

Auchroisk 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 This version is not obviously sherryish, but still manages very big flavours indeed. I'm very impressed.

Auchroisk 1997 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.10%
8 Good to see Auchroisk finally getting a bottling which does it justice.


 

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