Category: Lowland single malt whisky
Product of: United Kingdom
A limited release of 1,800 bottles in September 2014, this 25 year old Auchentoshan was triple distilled in 1988 and initially matured for 8 years in ex-bourbon barrels followed by 17 years further aging in first fill wine barriques from Bordeaux. Bottled without chill-filtration.
Sampled on 14/09/2014
Clear, antique copper.
Cinnamon spice, prunes, plums and blackened fruit cake with black cherry and dark chocolate. Clove studded zesty orange emerges with water.
Clove, cinnamon and black pepper spice with oak tannins and tobacco are balanced by sweet black cherry, fruit cake and burnt plum pudding. A splash of water tames the spice but not the oak tannins.
Lingering wine and oak tannins with some black cherry fruit.
Closure: Natural cork stopper