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23 Apr 2013

Auchentoshan 1991 (Malts of Scotland)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Auchentoshan

Let’s be grateful for the fact that Malts of Scotland forgot to finish its new Auchentoshan 1991 in a Château Montrose wine cask… (read this). This time it’s plain bourbon oak doing the magic.

 

Auchentoshan 1991 Malts of ScotlandAuchentoshan 21 yo 1991
(52,3%, Malts of Scotland 2013, bourbon barrel, MoS 13016, 165 btl.)

Nose: quite aromatic, with lots of whitecurrant and orange juice. Also strawberries and kiwis. Lychees. Nicely candied. Also a faint Ben Nevis-like waxiness (lipstick). Honeysuckle. Grass. Rose petals? A little vanilla and fresh oak shavings as well. Overall really attractive. Mouth: sweet and fruity, with a style that’s reminiscent of some Irish whiskies. Oranges, pineapple gums. Soft vanilla and spices. Some floral notes as well (very lightly soapy) but nothing disturbing. Hints of cinnamon bark. Finish: not too long, but nicely fruity with light oak spices.

An unusual dram, but nicely fruity. Probably the best Auchentoshan I’ve had in recent years. Certainly worth a look. Around € 100.

Score: 87/100

Auchentoshan 1991 (Malts of Scotland) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2013-04-23

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  • Chris: Based on price and transparency alone I'd pick this over the shoddy HP Dark Origins any day. Benromach continues to win me over. While I may not drink
  • Roberto Sikora: Benromach seem to do great things these days. Thumbs up for an uncommon age statement!
  • Fredrik: I recently made a promise not to buy or try NAS whisky anymore. It will sadly go unnoticed but that´s how I feel about this.

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