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Auchentoshan American Oak Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

$46.99

Size
750ml, bottle

Auchentoshan American Oak Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a single malt Scotch whisky known for its smooth, delicate flavor profile. Unlike many Scotch whiskies matured in European oak casks, this one uses exclusively ex-bourbon barrels, resulting in a hint of vanilla and sweetness alongside the signature Auchentoshan character.

Description

Aromatic Intrigue

The first encounter with Auchentoshan American Oak is an invitation to a world of subtle sweetness. Hold the glass close and inhale deeply. You’ll be greeted by a gentle wave of vanilla, a hallmark of the bourbon cask influence. This creamy sweetness mingles with hints of zesty citrus, like lemon or orange peel, adding a touch of vibrancy. Depending on the batch, you might even detect a whisper of coconut or tropical fruits like pineapple, adding an unexpected twist. Underlying these lighter notes lies a subtle hint of grassiness, a signature characteristic of Auchentoshan whiskies.

A Dance on the Palate

The first sip of Auchentoshan American Oak is a revelation. Unlike some heavier Scotches, this Lowland single malt boasts an incredibly smooth and easy-drinking texture. The triple distillation process, a Lowland tradition, shines through, creating a silky mouthfeel that caresses the palate. The flavor profile echoes the aromas, with vanilla sweetness taking center stage. Hints of honey and citrus add further complexity, while a touch of spice emerges, warming the tongue gently. The influence of the bourbon barrels is undeniable, but it doesn’t overpower the underlying Auchentoshan character. The signature grassy notes peek through subtly, providing a touch of earthiness and balancing the overall sweetness.

A Lingering Farewell

The finish of Auchentoshan American Oak is clean and refreshing. The sweetness of vanilla and honey lingers on the tongue, leaving a pleasant warmth. The subtle citrus notes offer a final touch of vibrancy, ensuring the experience remains lively. The absence of harshness makes this whisky incredibly approachable, even for those new to the world of single malts. Yet, the interplay of American and Scottish influences creates a unique and intriguing flavor profile, inviting further exploration with each sip.

Additional information

Product Type

Whiskey

Style

Single Malt

abv

40%

Country

Scotland

Region

Lowlands

Brand

Auchentoshan

Size

750ml, bottle

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