Auchentoshan Virgin Oak
Summer 2013 has been both great and bad for me when it comes to whisky, great as there have been some fantastic drams like this new expression from Auchentoshan but also bad as i've been working late shifts all summer (between Uni terms) and not keeping this blog as updated as i would like.
To that end i've now got a bit of a backlog both in terms or samples to get through and reviews to post, so apologies in advance as over the next few weeks i intend to catch up with both my sample backlog and review backlog so look out for many new reviews.
Onto this dram, it's a real interesting one, i'm a huge fan of Auchentoshan and this one instantly reminds me of Valinch, bit with a touch of added citrus fruit and a hint of caramel sweets.
Yet another one on the must buy myself a bottle list.
Thank you to Auchentoshan for the official sample.
Instantly reminds me of the Auchentoshan Valinch, hints of citrus fruit mainly lemon and orange peel with hints of candied fruit and creme brule, vanilla definitely in the mix there too and lots of floral hints
spritely and spicy, nutmeg and grated ginger with stewed bramley apples, vanilla custard and some buttery werthers originals.
initially spicy then it goes soft and fruity.