Insider knowledge: Auchentoshan 12 Year Old 2000 (cask 9311) - Provenance (Douglas Laing) 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 2000 (cask 9311) - Provenance (Douglas Laing) whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Fresh, clean aromas of barley malt, soft vanilla and honey.
Palate: Fruity palate, with Christmas cake, notes of allspice, nutmeg and a very faint hint of sherry.
Finish: Sweet, spicy finish with a touch of orange peel.
The first McGibbon's I've tried. I've not had a whisky of this calibre before.
A real treat for the nose. Starts off with the oil of Jura 10, but a good rest and airing releases the fruit cake (for me, the fruit cake is on the nose not the palate)
Sherry and spice through to the finish.
I will enjoy this bottle!
16th April 2013