Auchentoshan 12 Years Single Malt Whisky 0,7 l
- Alcoholic strength:
- 40 %
Price per liter: 44.21/l
The Auchentoshan 12 Year Old is a triple distilled Lowland whisky that matured in ex-bourbon and ex sherry casks
The Auchentoshan 12 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky is replacing the 10 year old, which used to be the Auchentoshans main product.
This Lowland whisky has a very soft smell that consist of sweet crθme brϋlιe, exotic fruits like oranges and tangerine and a late aroma of vanilla. Some oak can be traced very far in the background.
The rich body starts with some sweet barley and nuances of vanilla and hints of tannins. Again the tropical fruitiness of tangerine and limes can be found. The transition to the finish is made by light notes of European oak that stem from the time spent in ex-sherry casks.
The oak is accompanied by flavours of some sweet barley, ginger and a bit of hazelnut. The finish has a dry and long-lasting appearance.
The Auchentoshan 12 Year Old is not a typical Lowland whisky. Normally they have the reputation to be very mild and softer than whiskies from other regions.
Basically this single malt Scotch could be far lighter and less intense because of the triple distillation. The process of distilling the product three times eliminates more fusel oils, turns the percentage of alcohol higher and shapes therefore a softer flavour.
In the case of the Auchentoshan 12 Year Old this effect is turned around during the maturing process. The smooth distillate is filled in ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks, where it can develop its rich aromas. Thus, this single malt has a stronger character than other Lowland whiskies.
As the only Scottish distillery, Auchentoshan is applying the triple distillation for each of their products. With this method, the level of alcohol by volume is taken up to 81 %, which is circa ten per cent higher than the level reached by double distillation.
In recent years, the Auchentoshan 12 Year Old has been successful at the following competitions:
- International Spirits Challenge 2014 Silver in the category Distillers' Single Malts 12 years and under
- International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014 Silver Outstanding in the category Scotch Single Malt Lowland