Auchentoshan 18YO – Tasting Notes


Nose
Citrus, lime, orange, vanilla, raisin, chocolate, cinnamon, red fruit, creamy, spicy, nuts, wood, a bit denser then the 12 year old one. With a hint of tabaco…

Palate
Soft, honey, green tea, tabaco, spice, citrus, nuts, fruits, thyme, green herbs, vanilla.


Finish
A honey sweet creamy mouthfeel, with a bit of nuts.

Score
There is a lot in the nose, but not very actively present sadly, it could have been a bit stronger. The taste has more “kick” right away, and produces sweet tones combined with spices. Nice, elegant and warm. Good besides the fire, not very complicated. I give it a 6,5 out of 10.

Tasting scores explained a bit. It all depends on the moment, ambiance etc, but to have a guideline for my own preferences. This differs for each person… See my wish list in the menu above to see what I prefer the most at the moment.


1  No,no,no
<5  Maybe need to taste again, but would not end up in the collection, depends of the matter of between 1 and 5 how fast I will try it again.
5-6 It’s a maybe, but not very enthusiastic about it. Can drink it, but if I have a choice I will choose something different. Don’t have to wake me up for these.
6-7 I like, but they just miss something on the taste, finish, depth of flavours ect to make this something wow! Love to have a dram sometimes of that but buy a whole bottle? Mhmm… not sure…
7-8 Well, you can start waking me up for these, more depth, these I would love to add to my collection
8-9 With these I would love to sit for a while and just enjoy, and slowly, very slowly enjoy these. These I would absolutely love in my collection, but sadly not always in my price range. 
9-10 Well, what can I say, just wow…… No words to describe it. Wake me up now!!

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