The Auchentoshan 12 is the youngest age-statement release from the distillery. Uniquely triple distilled, compared to other scotch malts which are usually only distilled twice, the 12 year old has an oily mouthfeel, coating your mouth in warming buttery spice and zesty oranges. Aged predominantly in ex-bourbon barrels, the slight use of ex-oloroso sherry casks adds balance.
Appearance: Brushed copper.
Nose: Banana and savoury spice.
Taste: Zesty orange and thick, rich butterscotch.
Finish: Browned butter and freshly toasted bread.
Overall: Very smooth, coating your mouth in an oily fashion. Citrus and tropical fruit led, spice and cereal notes help hold the length.
The Auchentoshan 12 is a great option if the person you are buying for is a fan of Irish whiskey and wants to delve into scotch. Like Irish whiskey, the Auchentoshan 12 is triple distilled making it incredibly approachable which means this is also a great gate-way scotch.
If the person you’re buying for is a fan of the Auchentoshan 12, you could also try Balvenie 12 Double Wood or Green Spot.
Scotch whisky is a very broad category consisting of various styles, regions and production methods. It is unclear whether Ireland or Scotland was the first to produce whisky but it is likely that the practice became common in both countries concurrently. It is commonly thought that the knowledge of distillation was brought to Scotland (and Ireland) by monks returning from the Mediterranean and the Middle East in around 1000AD.
ABOUT THE DISTILLERY
Auchentoshan Distillery is located in Scottish Lowlands and was built in 1800. Unusually for a Scottish whisky distillery it triple distills its single malt it the same way Irish distillers produce their single malts.
ABOUT THE LIQUID
Triple distilled, the Auchentoshan 12 makes for an easy-going, approachable malt.
Water, Malted Barley, Yeast.