Auchentoshan

1978, 18 Years Old

ABV 58.8%
REVIEWED Issue 14
Specifications
Brand: Auchentoshan
Expression: 1978, 18 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 18 years old
ABV: 58.8%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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Auchentoshan Distillery, Dalmuir, Clydebank, Dunbartonshire, Lowland, Scotland
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Gooseberries with delightfully fresh barley, a sprinkling of unrefined sugar and gentle oak.
Palate: A busy malt boasting an extraordinary degree of complexity for a lowlander.
Finish: Light and elegant with the fabulous malt lingering to the death.
Comment: A must for those in search of the best a distillery can offer. Distilled when the stills performed in perfect harmony.
8.8
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Dubbin. Linseed. Flowery
Palate: Pastry. Malty. Sweet. Butterscotch. Spicy. Straight-ahead. Uncomplicated.
Finish: Very clean and crisp.
Comment: This seems to me the definitive light tasting (triple-distilled) Lowlander. In theory, such whiskies mature young, but this has aged beautifully.
8.8
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