Auchentoshan three wood single malt whisky
Welcome to the article about the hardly pronounceable Lowland whisky – Auchentoshan three wood single malt whisky. I keep on with the articles about Scottish malt, and before to present you Dalmore 15 y.o. single malt, Oban 14 y.o. single malt and two glorified whiskies of Glenmorangie distillery, I will submit to your attention this looker from the Auchentoshan line.
The distillery was founded in 1823 near Glasgow. Its name is from Gaelic, which together with the Celtic for me is like mother language :-), means „the field of the corner“. And we are about to find out, whether the whisky should be punished to stand dusty in the corner. As the most brands, this one also changed its owners several times. But unlike the most Scottish distilleries, this one practices triple distillation of the whisky. Maturation is mainly in sherry casks and bourbon barrels, but for some distillates are used the services of French wine casks. This particular whisky is aged in Bourbon, Oloroso Sherry and Pedro Ximenez barrels. Furthermore, the barley is not smoked with peat during its manufacturing.
After these introductory words it is time for another portion of photos, and then I will set out and my thoughts on the subject. Aroma. Rich, pleasant, sweetish and caramel. Notes of coffee, cherry liqueur, brandy, fruit cake, toasted cake layer, banana and wood. The alcohol content of the distillate is 43% and allows a drop or two of water, whereafter intensifies the flavor of vanilla and strongly toasted /not peaty, but rather as of a cake/. Perceptible are fruity notes. Taste. Slightly spicy, sweet malty flavour, sherry notes, creme caramel, brown sugar and honey. With water, the taste becomes even more caramel and sweet. The aftertaste is of medium length. I caught almonds, liqueur flavor, honey and memory of something resembling white halva and chewing gum /but not minty/.