Auchentoshan - 15-17 May 2009 - 7pm GMT

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Auchentoshan - 15-17 May 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Matt2 » Fri May 15, 2009 4:10 pm

Welcome to the Auchentoshan Live Forum Tasting.

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  • Friday 15th May 7:00pm GMT - Sunday 17th May

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For those of you who do not know what these are about, they run for generally 12+ hours and we all sit down (at various times) to taste a range of whiskies and share our notes and comments on the forum. Have a look in the Live Tasting forum for past events.

They are a great way to meet people on the forum, chat about your experiences and learn something new about the whiskies you have, and we all end up having a good time.

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Re: Auchentoshan - 15-17 May 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ryguy » Fri May 15, 2009 9:29 pm

Thanks again Matt! I'm looking forward to reading everyone's notes here. I have a sample of the Select at home, so I'll be adding my notes for that one over the weekend. :D :D

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Re: Auchentoshan - 15-17 May 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ras Mazunga » Fri May 15, 2009 11:12 pm

Good evening,
I have only one sample of Auchentoshan in the house.
Old Masters bottling by James MacArthur
1992-2004 63.7%

:shock:
My wife just started to grill some squid! Unbelievable, it's impossible to smell anything else but squid in house for the next few hours...

Tried to pour the whisky back but is impossible because of the small opening.
:x

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Re: Auchentoshan - 15-17 May 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat May 16, 2009 1:38 am

Tasted the sample for the second time, after air was a bit neutralised here and after a rather big pour a Laphroaigh WITC.
Here are my findings:
n: spicy wood, quiet a lot of alcohol, too much sting in the nose at 63.7%, after some water: vanilla, melon, maybe some pear,
t: lots of melon, some vanilla, peppermint, lime, later more and more malty, a hint of tabacco
f: peppermint, sweet, some metal taste
c: after adding some water a very gentle, delicate whisky. delicate not meaning 'no taste' but more like subdued. everything in this whisky is on a low level except for the alcohol.. my first auchentoshan btw.

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Re: Auchentoshan - 15-17 May 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Wave » Sat May 16, 2009 3:06 am

I don't have any Auchentoshan in-house and certainly not here in the Keys (Florida), but I'm a readin' any and all of the tasting notes. Any cask strength editions will be surely noted. :mrgreen:


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Re: Auchentoshan - 15-17 May 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby kyorke1 » Sat May 16, 2009 5:52 pm

Evening All,

I have four ubiquitous Auchentoshans to share tonight. Early start as I am off out tonight. These include:

Select
10Yo
12Yo
Three Wood

I'll look forward to reading all your notes sometime later.

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Re: Auchentoshan - 15-17 May 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby kyorke1 » Sat May 16, 2009 6:24 pm

Select

Glencairn with no water added.
Bottle 2/3 full opened over a year

Nose
Faint lemon and citrus notes. Deeper in the glass; perfumy with some herb and cut grass.

Palate
Lemon sweetness on the tip of the tongue followed by a little malt and not a lot else.

Finish
Becomes sour with some toasted notes and spicyness.

Comment
Not too exciting but a light, easy going dram.

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Re: Auchentoshan - 15-17 May 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby kyorke1 » Sat May 16, 2009 6:44 pm

10 Year Old
Glencairn with no water added.
Bottle 2/3 full opened over a year

Nose
More predominant than the Select. Off the top of the glass it could be a Bushmills 10yo, some mint. In the glass this is more inviting compared to the Select with more lemon, citrus, honey this time and a lot more of cut grass.

Palate
Honey and lemon with malt.

Finish
Sweeter than the Select with lemon remaining with grassy spicyness.

Comment
Better particually on the finish and more complex.

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Re: Auchentoshan - 15-17 May 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ryguy » Sat May 16, 2009 6:54 pm

Thanks for the notes so far everyone, great job! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I look forward to seeing many more before this weekend is over! 8)

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Re: Auchentoshan - 15-17 May 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby kyorke1 » Sat May 16, 2009 7:14 pm

12 Year Old
Glencairn with no water added.
Bottle cracked open today.

Nose
Bolder than both expressions whiffed so far, inviting, lemon again but now there are caramel notes with vanila and berries too.

Palate
The sweetness is subtle compared to the others, more bourbony notes come through, vanila and caramel. Gradually some of the old Auchentoshan character comes through but faintly.

Finish
Similar to those previously tasted, lemon, herb, little vanila and spiciness.

Comment
This has more to offer than the 10, but I feel that this has lost some of the distillery character.

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Re: Auchentoshan - 15-17 May 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby kyorke1 » Sat May 16, 2009 7:38 pm

Three Wood
Glencairn with no water added.
Bottle 1/2 full opened over 6 months

Nose
From far away, an Auchentoshan, lemon and citrus, herbal grass with some salt water taffy. In deeper lemon (oddly, i don't remember this previously) is predominant and smart (stingy) to the nose, followed by caramel and toffee.

Coming back to it, burnt caramel, popcorn.

Palate
Toffee hits the tongue immediately, fading to maltyness, rubber, then the Auchentoshan character comes through.

Finish Drying, wood, burnt, rubber, perhaps a little sulphur in there too.

Comment
My favourite of the Auchentoshans I have tried, lots of character a lot of which remains undiscovered until the 5th or so tasting I find. What may sound bad, like rubber, is actually quite interesting.

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Re: Auchentoshan - 15-17 May 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby I_SPEY » Sat May 16, 2009 8:14 pm

I'm so sorry, but there's no Auchentoshan in the house. Nevertheless, I wish you all lots of pleasure with the tasting.

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Re: Auchentoshan - 15-17 May 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby The Dazzler » Sun May 17, 2009 2:41 am

From the standard range of Auchentoshan I prefer the 12yo. There is a very good single cask of 17yo from Douglas Laing that is very good at the moment.


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Re: Auchentoshan - 15-17 May 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby Ryguy » Fri May 22, 2009 9:01 pm

Auchentoshan Select 40%

Glass: SMWS (l love this glass!!)

Nose: Lots of wood on the nose and some sweetness with a bit of spices lingering here too.

Palate: Sweet fruits, then it becomes a bit woody, but overall very smooth and tasty.

Finish: The finish isn't extremely long, but it's tasty with sweet spices lasting.

Comment: Just based on the fact that this bottle can be had for $23 here, I pretty much always have one of these on hand. Very tasty Lowlander, but this one has a really different profile from others I have had.

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Re: Auchentoshan - 15-17 May 2009 - 7pm GMT

Postby AdamMY » Sat May 23, 2009 3:43 am

Auchentoshan Classic

Auchentoshan
Classic
Coconut, vanilla, Brown sugar, soap(?)
Vanilla, slightly fruity, sugary, mild chili's.
Malt comes through with lingering chili's
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pale yellow
0

NAS Years Old
0
40%%
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Single Malt
Lowland
None
None
Glencairn
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