Tasting Notes / Bottles from Auchentoshan



Auchentoshan 10 Year Old (1990s)
Auchentoshan 10 Year Old (1990s)

When i was hunting the Whisky Auctions for something interesting and found this set of four miniatures, with this Auchentoshan 10 Year Old likely from the 1990s or early 2000s a part of it.

Auchentoshan 12 Year Old
Auchentoshan 12 Year Old

During yesterdays visit to Auchentoshan i was able to sample the 12 Year Old, Springwood and Heartwood (the other reviews coming soon).

Auchentoshan 12 Year Old Provenance (Douglas Laing)
Auchentoshan 12 Year Old Provenance (Douglas Laing)

Another brilliant choice from the new range of single cask single malt whiskies from the Douglas Laing's Provenance range.

Auchentoshan 17 Year Old Small Batch (Wm Cadenhead)
Auchentoshan 17 Year Old Small Batch (Wm Cadenhead)

A small batch bottling from Wm Cadenhead of the mighty Auchentoshan, well i couldn't walk past that could I.

Auchentoshan 1979 - Oloroso Matured
Auchentoshan 1979 - Oloroso Matured

I was lucky enough to very recently be sent a sample of this amazing Auchentoshan 1979, matured in an Oloroso Sherry cask.

Auchentoshan 1988 Wine Finish
Auchentoshan 1988 Wine Finish

Thanks to Steve (@steveprentice) from Somerset Whisky for sharing some of this lovely 1988 Auchentoshan Wine Finish with me.

Auchentoshan 1998 (18 Year Old) The Library Collection (Edinburgh Whisky)
Auchentoshan 1998 (18 Year Old) The Library Collection (Edinburgh Whisky)

There are a number of things that make me look through the back log of drams and a discussion on twitter about Auchentoshan is what led me to this one. Bottled by independent bottlers Edinburgh Whisky Ltd this single cask has been bottled at 46%.

Auchentoshan 20 year old (Lady of the Glen)
Auchentoshan 20 year old (Lady of the Glen)

I've had a few Lady of the Glen drams now and been mightely impressed with the quality of the casks being selected, so when this Auchentoshan 20 year old sample turned up i was really excited to try it.

Auchentoshan 27 Year Old (Master of Malt)
Auchentoshan 27 Year Old (Master of Malt)

More Single Cask yumminess from the Master of Malt camp with this yummy Auchentoshan 27 Year Old

Auchentoshan 29yr 1984 (Berry Bros and Rudd)
Auchentoshan 29yr 1984 (Berry Bros and Rudd)

Thanks to Johnnie Stumbler (@johnniestumbler) for this sample of Auchentoshan 29yr 1984 from Berry Bros and Rudd, i'm a huge fan of Auchentoshan and i'm hoping this is another belter.

Auchentoshan Bottle Your Own 1999 Cask 2052
Auchentoshan Bottle Your Own 1999 Cask 2052

Anyone who knows me will know that Auchentoshan is one of my favourite distilleries and that i'm a big fan of their whisky, especially the Valinch,

Auchentoshan Bottle Your Own 2001
Auchentoshan Bottle Your Own 2001

I received my bottle of this Auchentoshan Bottle Your Own 2001 back in August when on my #IslayRoadTrip

Auchentoshan BYO Oloroso Cask 933
Auchentoshan BYO Oloroso Cask 933

Thanks to my friends Andy (@andysinc41) and Barry (@thewhiskyphiles) from The WhiskyPhiles blog who it turns out both gave me a sample of Auchentoshan Bottle Your Own Oloroso Cask 933 which was distilled on 23/9/04.

Auchentoshan Classic
Auchentoshan Classic

I'm a huge fan of the Cask Strength Sibling to this the Auchentoshan Valinch (Both 2011 and 2012 bottlings have been brilliant)

Auchentoshan Heartwood
Auchentoshan Heartwood

During my recent distillery tour at Auchentoshan i was able to try not only the lovely 12 Year Old but also the travel retail only bottlings of Springwood and Heartwood.

Auchentoshan Springwood
Auchentoshan Springwood

During my recent distillery tour at Auchentoshan i was able to try not only the lovely 12 Year Old but also the travel retail only bottlings of Springwood and Heartwood.

Auchentoshan Three Wood
Auchentoshan Three Wood

I’ve had this dram lots of times before and can’t believe i hadn’t reviewed it yet on the site, tasted this time as part of The Dram Team (@thedramteam) tweet tasting in conjunction with The Whisky Wire (@thewhiskywire).

Auchentoshan Valinch (2011)
Auchentoshan Valinch (2011)

Well today is the Auchentoshan Festival which I will be attending so I thought it would be appropriate to start the morning with a review of the 2011 bottling of Auchentoshan Valinch.

Auchentoshan Valinch (2012)
Auchentoshan Valinch (2012)

I picked up this bottle of Auchentoshan Valinch 2012 at the Auchentoshan Festival when i was there a little while back.

Auchentoshan Virgin Oak
Auchentoshan Virgin Oak

Summer 2013 has been both great and bad for me when it comes to whisky,