Scotch - Single Malt

Auchentoshan 12yr Triple Distilled Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

From: Lowlands, Scotland Liquor Review Category: Single Malt Scotch

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90th Percentile
This score falls in the 90th percentile of all spirits in the Whiskey category and is an example of the very best in its class.
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San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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  • 2016

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Wine Enthusiast

  • 2011

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The Auchentoshan 12yr scotch replaced the 10yr version and is generally considered an upgrade.

Auchentoshan means "corner of the field" in Gaelic. Auchentoshan was founded in 1823 located next to the Clyde River. According to Marc Hoffmann’s book “Whiskey,” it was “rebuilt in 1875 but then severely bombed the Germans in World War II with the sad sight of burning whiskey flowing into the Clyde River. It went dark but then was reconstructed in 1948, modernized in 1974, and then purchased by the Morrison Group in 1984 and 10 years later to become a subsidiary of Suntory (the current owners). They are proud of the Lowlands tradition of “triple distillation,” by which they take the distillate up to a very high 162 proof, which creates the very soft, gentle whiskey that they prize. The label is pronounced, “AWK-en-TOSH-en.”

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This bottle has 2 ratings and 2 reviews.
Slàinte Mhath Slàinte Mhath (39) (2016-09-22)
Triple distillation gives this Lowland whisky a refined, soft and creamy character. If you believe that Auchentoshan 12 is only suitable for beginners, you are missing an awful lot! The nose is light and sweet with a pleasant crème brûlée note. Gentle citrus fruits harmonize with raisins, honey and herbal vanilla. Tastewise, the sherry cask influence certainly adds to the complexity of this Single Malt. It's sweet, mildly fruity, and there is a hint of hazelnuts. The finish is clean, moderate and semidry. An intriguing whisky that is distinctly different from the others! RATING: 3.8/5.0 ≙ 87 pts
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TWoman TWoman (43) (2011-10-17)
I just recently had a chance to taste this and loved it. It's a little too pricey to be a staple in my bar, but it's worth considering when looking for a special gift/housewarming present.
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