This Auchentoshan 12 yrs expression replaced the old 10 year-old a few years ago in 2008, when the range was totally revamped, and has been hailed as a big improvement on the occasionally lacklustre 10yo.
The 12 year old is smooth, fresh and nutty with a golden honey appearance.
It has a Crème Brulee smell with a burst of citrus and the signature nuttiness and green leafiness of Auchentoshan.
To taste the palate is smooth and sweet with hints of tangerine and lime. To finish, it is a gingery and slightly drying with a pleasant lingering nuttiness.
Customer Reviews:(18 reviews)
Smooth, sweet and nuttiness like producer promised. Unfortunately, very thin on palate and not that much complexity. There is simply too much 12 yo, 40 -% and caramel colored single malts on the market and this is only a mediocre malt in that category. I would really like to see this 46 %, unchillfiltered and no color added. Come on Achentoshan, there is only two Lowland distillery left. Now is the time to make your move!
- Mikko, 4 days ago
Lovely stuff, as a novice whisky drinker I found it so drinkable. Lovely and smooth.
- anonymous, 28th Oct '13
I got a good deal on a bottle of 21yr online and enjoyed it so much I thought I would try the 12yr. It has the same distinctive character, perhaps it comes from the triple distillation process? This is an exceptionally smooth whisky, not the most complex around but just so easy to drink and thoroughly enjoyable
- The Colonel, 6th May '13
Smooth with a lot of woody tones coming through. Well worth the money.
- Juergen - Netherlands, 2nd Jan '13
Value for money on this one is superb; hard to beat for that kind of money.
- Steve @ RumandReviews, 21st Aug '11
Excellent single malt. Very fruity and has a hint of caramel upon opening of the bottle. Highly recommended!!!
- Rishi Mohan, 16th Jun '11
- Bruce P, 4th Apr '11
This whisky is smooth, slightly sweet with hints of spice and vanilla. It has a wonderful mouth-coating texture. If you like this, I think you would also enjoy a Green Spot or Redbreast 15.
- Danny Hughes, 18th Mar '11
very smooth. nice one!
- anonymous, 11th Feb '11
dobre kremowe whiskey)Piotrus wie co dobre - lepszego Shfagra nie moglem miec))))))
- kozie rogi , 23rd Nov '10
all the customers in the glenmavis tavern in bathgate west lothian think this is a very smooth and tasty whiskey
- lesley edgar, 9th Sep '10
"Nose" (undiluted)A little smoke, very malty, faint pine needles."Palate" (undiluted)Ridiculously smooth. Definitely malty. Cloves, sweet cinnamon sticks and the slightest taste of spices."Finish" (undiluted)Oak. Very subdued zing of ground pepper and quite grainy.Bottom line: Flat, sweet, malty and uninspiring.
- Jason's Scotch Whisky Reviews, 14th Mar '10
very nice, sweet whisky, mmmmmm.
- anonymous, 27th Dec '09
I usually like Lowlands malts but found this one a severe dissapointment. Lacking real balance and finishing with a strong burnt toffee taste it was not in the same class as a good Bladnoch. Try the Bladnoch Flora
- trebor - kent, 24th Dec '09
i preferred the old 10 year. It had balance and more going on than the new 12 year.
- S Bennetto, 11th Nov '09
This Lowland is one of the best I've had so far, much better than most other Lowland whiskies. Well worth every penny!
- Whivie.be, 8th Nov '09
The taste is somewhat like Aberfeldy12.A smart bottle with a new packaging. good stuff !!
- Amol, 16th Aug '09
a fine single malt i bought a litre of it i n duty free and it was a fine investment. Lots of flavour and smoth as silk.
- househermit05, 8th May '09
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