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Review: Auchentoshan 1998

May 25th, 2011

Auchentoshan 1998, 54.6%, $70

This 1998 vintage triple distilled Lowland Auchentoshan has been matured in fino sherry casks, which are rarely used for Scotch whisky maturation. The nose presents violets in fresh soil, honey, spice, developing citric fruit notes, and almonds. Quite full-bodied, fruity and zesty in the mouth. Lengthy in the finish, with spice, nuts, and oak. Becoming dry and gingery at the last. –Gavin Smith

Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 85

photo courtesy of Morrison Bowmore Distillers

10 Responses to “Review: Auchentoshan 1998”

  1. Red_Arremer says:

    Owing to its x3 distillation, Ralfy once described Auchentoshan as an Irish Whiskey, which was being produced in scotland– But Irish distillers don’t often release high proof whiskeys with bold high quality impact. Generally, I like these Auchentoshan limited releases. Though I’m not a big sherry guy, I’ll probably try to get a taste of this.

  2. JWC says:

    i agree with everything red said. that was easy. thanks for doing all the typing red. :)

  3. sam k says:

    I love the package! Beautiful and simple yet effective combination of bottle and label. Makes me want to taste it on that merit alone. Looks like a man’s whisky ( at 54.6!).

    More like bourbon, in many ways, than scotch!

  4. Timothy says:

    Hmmm I think I will have to at least try this one, it sounds quite nice.

  5. Texas says:

    I have not had a Lowland Scotch yet..gonna have to put Auchentoshan on my list.

    • Red_Arremer says:

      Auchentoshan Classic, Texas– Auch’s limited bottlings stand tall on their proof, drinkability, and cask selection, but the Classic is the mainstream bottle that will take your understanding of the lowland style farthest fastest. It won’t blow you away, but it’s cheap, highly enjoyable and well suited to serve standard of comparison for other lowlanders.

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