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[14 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 848 views]
Auchentoshan 1996 Bottle your own Cask # 11030

How does it go? oh yes: My whisky friend Yoav went to Scotland and all I got was this lousy sample … But really, this is a lovely little sample I got from Yoav who managed to fill a wee bottle (thanks mate!) and spared me a sample, which is very cool. This is a Bourbon cask, distilled 28/06/1996 and …

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[28 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 1,081 views]
Wemyss Malts ‘Tarte au Citron’ – Auchentoshan 1998

This is the last sample I have left untried from the latest batch of 12 single casks released earlier this year by Wemyss. I do love me a good tarte au citron, so This sounded delicious from the start.
Tarte au Citron 1998 – Wemyss Malts (Auchentoshan) , 46% , £77
Nose: Starts very nice with dough and lots of crème de …

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[19 Aug 2013 | One Comment | 1,381 views]
Auchentoshan Silver Oak 21 yo

Auchentoshan is indeed one of the most underrated single malt distilleries out there. I am not sure why, but most people do think of this Lowland distillery as a producer of uninteresting , light bodied malts. I know I have shown it’s not exactly true, with the help of the Toshan man Mark D, and a few samples we swapped …

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[10 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 1,167 views]
Wemyss malts Candied Fruit–1998 Auchentoshan

Another fine example of Wemyss single casks, this time Lowlander Auchentoshan from 1998, total of 294 bottles available at 46% abv (yes yes, i know. we want more). Quite a nice dram actually, from an underrated (some would say, rightfully so) distillery and the second dram from the latest batch of single casks released by Wemyss malts  in 2013.
Wemyss malts …

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[9 Apr 2013 | No Comment | 1,197 views]
The Valinch strikes again : Auchentoshan Valinch 2012

The Auchentoshan Valinch was first released in 2011, and was one of the nicer Toshans I’ve tried last year. Its essentially a young NAS , high strength ABV (like all NAS’s should be, if you ask me..) which made me say : Wow. Auchentoshan can release good stuff(read my notes of the 2011 here) . This was back in 2011 …

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[27 Aug 2012 | 5 Comments | 1,759 views]
Tasting 3 new Wemyss malts single casks (latest batch)

A couple of month ago Wemyss released 5 new single casks to their Single cask collection, and continuing their recent trend, they do disclose which distillery is behind the lovely name and descriptions. I really like how they name their expressions, with descriptive names, although not as fancy and posh, and some might say over posh names given to some …

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[20 Aug 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,252 views]
SMWS 5.29 – ‘Freesias crushed by an escaping car’–Auchentoshan 11 yo

Not all single casks are great, and not all blended mats are mediocre. A saying I just invented, but it’s true. I’ve been tasting quite a few SMWS single casks in recent weeks and this particular one from Auchentoshan is an example that some single casks are not very good sometimes. I am not quite sure why the SMWS picked …

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[26 Jan 2012 | 3 Comments | 1,413 views]
Tasting Auchentoshan 1999 Malts of Scotland

Another one of the Toshans from the sample swap with the ‘Toshan Man, Mark. I was really looking to tasting this one, being a sherry cask, and indie selected by Belgian whisky club Fulldram. And I was in for a treat

Auchentoshan 1999 Malts of Scotland Xmas Fulldram , 56,4% ABV , Cask # 2412
Nose: Sweet burst of sugars. Big sherry …

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[19 Jan 2012 | No Comment | 1,670 views]
Tasting Auchentoshan 2009 Festival Edition

Continuing our Auchentoshan journey, today we’re in for a treat. a cask strength distillery only bottling. In 2009 Auchentoshan held a festival over at the distillery , visited by over 2000 people. A special edition was bottled for the occasion, 500 bottles made, of a fairly young cask strength whisky (NAS on the bottle), which later was also sold on …

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[6 Dec 2011 | 2 Comments | 1,538 views]
Quick Dram : Auchentoshan ‘BattleHill’ 8 yo

Today we’re tasting an IB Toshan, bottled by Duncan Taylor in a line called “BattleHill” to commemorate battles fought by the highland clans in the 16 century, near Huntly. This line of bottling includes  Imperial, Auchentoshan,  Macallan , Aberlour and Auchentoshan. This one is an entry level bottling at 43%,
Auchentoshan 8 yo Battlehill by Duncan Taylor,43% ABV
Nose : green apples …