Auchentoshan 12YO 2001 Bottling Note
A choice Auchentoshan, distilled in 2001 and independently bottled in 2014, 12 years later. No chill-filtering and obviously no colouring was used when bottling this classy dram. 372 bottles were produced.
A fantastic and honest Auchentoshan
I tried this bottling at a fair in Germany and didn't hesitate to buy one. Very fruity (apples), lemon cest, vanilla and hints of almonds. I don't know why and how the other comments werde posted...strange!!
10th April 2014
A Disappointing Dram!
Lowland malts are among my all time favourites, with the three remaining distilleries all capable of producing high quality and complex whiskies. I purchased this bottle along with Speysiders Benrinnes and Braeval. All 3 were from the Hepburn's Choice range which I had not tried before. I tried the Braeval first and it was simply awful, spirity and thin. Hoping this was a one off or a rogue cask I then sampled the Benrinnes and Auchentoshan. To my great disappointment I found all of them to be spirity, thin and lacking any distillery character. There are many excellent examples of these distilleries out there both Official Bottlings and Independent Bottlings. I would stay well clear of any Hepburn's Choice in future.
8th March 2014