Insider knowledge: Auchentoshan Classic whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Auchentoshan Classic whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Fairly sweet, toasty Bourbon notes and creamy vanilla intertwined with lush, ripe cooked fruit. Perhaps coconut.
Palate: Fruity with typical Auchentoshan refinement. White peach and crème anglaise.
Finish: Clean, a floral freshness, a little more zest with white peach and apple.
Mistakenly picked this up instead of my usual delectable 10 Year Old Auchentoshan. Just think, for $5 less, one can partake of this swill: weak, sour, rought, uncouth.
Shades of Glenfiddich: make as much of it as possible, as quickly as possible, absolute minimum aging, get it on the shelves ASAP. Disgraceful.
Shame on Auchentoshan.
I saw this on offer and was pleasantly surprised how good it was considering it's obviously a young whisky. This is the only Auchentoschan I have tried but will definately look forward to trying others now
I expected worse from this given the price. I am not a bourbon fan (I don't care for the corn finish) and while this had some bourbon characteristics it had the cleaner finish of a single malt. It's the lack of peat, i think, that is mostly noteable. But I love the really smokey drinks the best! Certainly not going to be a regular go-to drink, but its a nice change of pace. I would definitely dispute the earlier" swill" opinion, but then, it's just that. An opinon.
Getting it as a present I was delirious... till I tasted it. Terrible!
Hints of tar and rubber give me the creeps. This is a shame for malt whisky. Very disapointed!
The nose is very sweet, with peaches and Madeira, followed by intense vanilla and coconut.
On the palate, the dram is very smooth and fruity with a touch of mint. Vanilla ice cream.
The finish is fresh and floral.
I think Auchentoshan decided to put this on the market in hopes of attracting a new and younger audience. Very friendly priced and a good entry malt, though.
Mark Dermul - A Toshan Man!
well i like this one it not smokey & is very smooth well impressed will be having a few drams of this with my highland friends this weekend
Im not impressed with this at all I have now changed to another Distillery as the old one this replaced was a delight. This one taste like the inside of a barrel..no thanks.
This is a poor replacement for the SELECT bottling, however, when tasted blind, I found it to be an adequate dram.
The custard notes MoM noted are present, permeated with vanilla, touches of a tropical fruit punch, and a nice dose of dessicated coconut.
Not one of Auchentoshan's best... but for a cheap and cheerful tipple, it's not out of consideration.
First one I have bought from this distillery and it has already encouraged me to try the others. Yes, it is young - nobody is claiming otherwise, but with the Classic, the distillery has provided an entry level single malt at a price more people can afford. In marking it, I do so based on what it is rather than falling into the trap of comparing it with more expensive older whiskies. As a young, reasonably priced whisky, it achieves its objective very well indeed.
Fresh barley aroma, like a summer field. Rich apple flavours in there too, sweet and citric. Taste a little of a let down, quite narrow. Tip of tongue acidity, certainly not unpleasant, but not explosive!
Smells of cedar, tastes of stale walnuts. I don't see the appeal.
Real easy whisky, laid back and great to sip!
It is what it is, and for the price, ( and for less discerning guests) it's not half bad. It's no Ardbeg, but that's not why you buy tho one.
You gotta compare apples with apples. For a young inexpensive scotch I was surprisingly impressed. A little harsh at first but then seemed easier on the palate as I kept tasting it. Was it the best? No. Was it the worst? No. It was a good scotch for a great price. Worth trying to see how you like it for yourself.