Auchentoshan American Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky (1000ml)
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Auchentoshan American Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky (1000ml)

Lowlands, SCOTLAND
$89. 99
$1079.88 Dozen
ABV: 40%

Bright gold. Expressive with attractive scents of apple strudel and cinnamon followed by poached pear and hints of nutmeg; clove and vanilla in later passes. Supple, pillowy textured; nashi pear-like fruit flavours are enlivened by balanced spices; slightly short with hints of coconut and pepper in the fade. 40% Alc./Vol

Other reviews... Very curious. Reminds me very much of Penderyn Welsh whisky before it hits the Madeira casks. 85.5 points - Jim Murrays Whisky Bible 2016

...No age statement here, and a minimal strength, let’s say this is the aperitif. They say this is ex-first fill American oak, but there’s also a ‘Virgin Oak’ version so I suppose this is actually first fill bourbon wood. Not too sure, 99% of all wood that’s used for Scotch is American oak anyway, including the vast majority of the sherry casks. Colour: straw. Nose: fine, fresh, a notch citric, and otherwise pretty much on vanilla. Granny Smith, custard, Fanta Lemon, Thai basil and a little cardamom. No complains at this point. Mouth: a tad oaky, almost plankish at first, going towards lemon skin and limoncello after twenty seconds, with a wee sugary feel and something of some very young cognac V.S. Bush peaches, perhaps? Finish: short, a tad tea-ish. Sawdust and sugar, something of Bacardi. Touch of cardboard. Comments: not a disaster, this is honest malt whisky (I like it better than the Virgin Oak), but don’t expect any profoundness. 75 points -