Auchentoshan 2001 (SV for TastToe)

Here’s an Auchentoshan 2001 selected by TastToe from the Signatory Vintage stocks. A while ago, I know…

Two sisters cask #8001.. have been bottled in the Artists series by La Maison du Whisky a while ago.



Auchentoshan 16 Years 2001 - Signatory for TastToeAuchentoshan 16 yo 2001 (58,2%, Signatory Vintage ‘Un-Chillfiltered’ for TastToe 2017, bourbon barrel #800114, 195 btl.)

Nose: starts on freshly sawn oak, vanilla and honey. Hints of linseed oil, maybe a chalky note. Then more towards fruits, think bananas flambéed, peaches and gooseberries. Mirabelles. Water brings out kiwi and pineapple. Always on the lighter Lowlands style though.

Mouth: still quite fruity, now with grapefruits (both yellow and pink), lemons and white peaches. Just some mint and a slight grassy edge. Very fresh, reminds me of the early 2000’s Irish indies we saw a while ago.

Finish: quite long, with citrus notes, ginger, pepper and a slight waxy touch.

Pretty great, with a bright fruitiness and less of the Lowlands austerity. Good selection. Not sure if it’s still available, but it was around € 110.

Score: 87/100