Auchentoshan 1978 18yo

Guest Writer Chris ‘The Tiger’ White Returns!

Well that’s a turn up for the books. Not too sure how I managed it but they’ve gone and let me review another whisky. This one is a 1997 bottling of a 1978 distillation from Auchentoshan. In all honesty, I have to admit expressions of Auchie aren’t my favourite. I’m not sure why. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think they’re bad whiskies. Not at all. They just don’t give me that warm fuzzy feeling inside in the same way as other house styles do. Perhaps it’s the unpeated style, perhaps it’s the lighter, apéritif character inherent of triple distilled whiskies or perhaps I’ve simply not sampled enough of it. Let’s go with the latter…

auchentoshan-1978-18yo

Auchentoshan 18yo
1978 Vintage (bottled 1997)
Lowland Single Malt
58.8% ABV

Nose: Fizzy and fresh. Green apples, limes, pineapples and very floral. Honey, caramel and rum truffles hide a little deeper but it’s not overly sweet. Candyfloss rises to the top. I usually prefer my whiskies without water but this one needs a little to really open it up – tropical fruits, vanilla and marzipan appear.

Palate: Spicy, malty and toffee. Then vanilla, oak and hints millionaire’s shortbread. Really quite hot too, but again the water allows this whisky to show its delicate complexity.

Finish: Quite short. A little spicy at first but then leaves you with a fresh, lip-puckering citrus sweetness nicely balanced with vanilla fudge creaminess.

Overall: A great example of a complex lowlander. The flavour is intensely packed into tantalisingly short, explosive bursts but with a little water you are allowed an extra few seconds to appreciate its subtleties. One to come back to again and again; it’ll surprise you every time. Have I now been won over? Absolutely.

The Tiger

Comments

  1. of your respective sneakers then Tory Burch Sneakers are meant to suit your needs Coach Outlet

  2. may also safeguard the toes due to candica microbial infection Louis Vuitton Outlet

  3. They really are very easy to retain and extremely comfortable to hold all your important objects Louis Vuitton Outlet

  4. ******
    this dentist isn’t going to should perform until eventually morning in research for your solution LV Outlet

  5. The two giants Adidas and Reebok for some corporations in Quanzhou Ugg Boots

Leave a Reply


Anti-Spam Protection by WP-SpamFree