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Auchentoshan 1975 bourbon matured

Auchentoshan 1975 bourbon matured: 46.9% ABV


Auchentoshan have just released a 35 year old 1975 vintage, retailing at about £350.  Numbers are limited to 500 bottles.  This comes as part of a line of Auchentoshan vintages, including last year’s 1977 sherry matured and the 1978 bourbon matured. 

Dom will review this on his blog once he clears his backlog. Pat thinks the following:

For a lowland whisky, this is ancient.  Will it hold up to the ravages of age?  Well…..

Nose: Very light and dry. Quite spicy.  Banana bread, developing into a floral liquoriceness.
Taste: Very, very light to start with, then sweet with the oak just holding off.  Capuccino and Amaretto at the end.

Overall: This was very good.  The oak doesn’t seem to have made many negative inroads into the distillery character but, as with many lowlanders, you need to work to find some very subtle flavours here, but they’re definitely here. 90/100.

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