Bartles Whisky Auchentoshan Tasting Notes

Posted: July 27, 2016 in Auchtentoshan, Scotch Whisky A-G

Highland Laird Auchentoshan 1992 (21 year old) 52.1%

Refill Sherry Butt(?)/ Dist: 1992 Btl: 2013(?)/ Tasted: June 2016

The nose opens with a balsamic character, but it’s not overly dark and quite fresh, which leads me to believe that it’s been aged in a refill Butt. Hints of pruney dried fruit, raisin and green nuts along with a light rose petal note. Pleasantly mature with late olives, citrus and warm spice.

The palate is quite malty with oat cakes and creal, followed by light treacle, rose petals and fresh citrus. Like the nose it is showing a good maturity and subtle sherry character. A touch of liquorice, olives and spice comes through on the middle. Good length, if a little drying with walnut shell, dry spice and lingering dried prunes and dark chocolate.

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