Insider knowledge: Auchentoshan 12 Year Old whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Auchentoshan 12 Year Old whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Cereals, exotic fruits.
Palate: Tannins, a little sweet barley, vanilla.
Finish: Dry and very long, a little sweetness from the barley.
I found Auchentoschan only recently but now I hardly buy anything else. It is so smooth that you'd imagine mostly women would target the bottle to find the label. But all my guests have been doing that. Try it. You won't be disappointed.
I have enjoyed Auchentoshan's 12 year old single malt for a couple of years.
It is a refined sipping Whiskey to be savoured. Most enjoyed neat or with ice. What a decent well priced whiskey should taste like.
Having a nip or two now. Cheers
a nice dram with a great nose,smooth and although not the most complex it is all the better considering the price, great for those just getting into single malts.
The nose is very sweet with a load of caramel, a whiff of nuts and a spoonful of honey. I like it. A lot!
The taste is sweet, but not overly so. Just a tad of lemon, but again loads of caramel and honey.
Mark Dermul - A Toshan Man!
The finish is medium lenght, sweet and dry.
I like it a lot!
This one gives not much to write home about!
A nice smooth whisky.
Pretty dull this one. But then not a fan of light and citrusy whisky.
As a highlander in exile this is one of my favourites
If youre new to the world of single malts you will likely be very happy with this one. Not too complex and very easy on the pallet. Lacks the bite and aftertaste of many others but very enjoyable all the same.
I'm not a jaded vet. I prefer Glenmorangie 10, Macallan 10 & 12. This is certainly in that wheelhouse. Very nice sip to my senses.
As good as it gets. Drank 6 bottles (with others) at a Scottish wake. We had the 27 year old and that is the 10 rating I have given it.
The only other I like better is from the Isle of Islay peat single malt. Then again they are different.
While not the most complex single malt it is still a quality drink. Light and sweet with a long finish; it maintains a Scottish character without an intense smoke. A good place to start if you're new to scotch. I personally feel that the alcohol comes out a little too strong and contrasts with it's flavors but others have said they find it very smooth.
OK as an american who has tasted just a few scotchs and quite a few bourbons I can say that since this is my first true single malt I was quite taken with Auchentoshan 12 year old. Nice honey color... beyond that since im no whiskey taster All I can say is that after today no more hillbilly swill for me. I have drank Chivas and Crown Royal and if you want a single malt that covers all the basics of taste and smell and color youve picked a great on in the Achentoshan 12 year old I found my thrill CHEERS
The nose has a ton of fruit. It's almost hard to smell anything else. I get a bit of carmel and toffee aswell, but who can tell over the citrus! The taste is exactly like the nose indicates. Lots of fruit. Not oily and no grit in the mouth, very clean. Finishes with a nicer burn than expected, and grows a bit more complex at the very end. This scotch is just what I expected from a 12 year lowland. This won't bowl you over if you like peat, and it's not terribly strong. It is smooth, the triple distillation is easily noticed, and it is clean. This is fun dram. Not just for beginner, it's merits can appreciated by experienced palates as well.
Like many Lowlanders, has a delicate and refined feel; a great one for those who like a less pungent malt or are just beginning to engage their curiosity. Representative of the house and indeed area style. Actually rather good as an aperitif. Nose: Light and bright, with a cereal sweetness and hints of pineapple and passion-fruit.Palate: Certainly continues the cereal sweetness - prevalent barley tones. Developing dryness and a woody vanilla. Finish: Of surprising length. Simple, dry and malty sweet.
Me and my unborn of 7 months enjoyed this very much. Thanks.