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Old 11-19-2008, 05:44 PM   #5
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I gave it the full-press evaluation this evening, and here's my tasting take on the Auchentoshan...

Auchentoshan Three Wood – 43%

Triple distilled and then exposed to three cycles of oak, consisting of maturation in ex-Bourbon, Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez casks. A pronounced amber gold hue with a raw sienna cast. The voluptuous fragrance evokes sensations of orange blossom honey and raisins steeped in copper cookware, as well as scents of polished furniture. On the palate, an oily sweet overture leads to succulent malt infused with candied orange peel. The faintest hint of cloves lends velvety warmth. Sultanas seep from the pores of the oak. The whisky then glides toward spiced apple and citrus overtones, with simmering heat coating the perimeter of the palate. Notions of lemon custard and whisky-soaked bread pudding point the way toward the close, only to have the deft balancing of youthful vigour and Sherry wood influence bring a restorative resolution to the finale. This whisky momentarily reminds me of significantly older issues from the distillery, and is simply delicious! It certainly puts the lie to any generalizations concerning the lightness of Lowland Scotches.

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