A no-age-statement Auchentoshan released in 2008, Classic is aimed at drawing in new drinkers to malt whisky, and has the easy-going drinkability to do the job. Not only that, but Auchentoshan Classic has now received a Kosher endorsement.
The Classic is soft, rich and creamy with a pale gold appearance.
It has a rich vanilla and coconut smell with a hint of green apple and a tang of citrus zest.
To taste it has a sweet vanilla cream, fresh green apple skin and a little mint. It has a wonderful fresh floral zesty finish.
Customer Reviews: (10 reviews)
Really enjoyed this over the Christmas period. Couldn't drink too much of it one go, though, before having to switch to something smoother. But very happy with it all the same.
- Jamie H, 9th Mar '12
Just tried it at a free tasting at Noorman's Kill in Bushwick and it was the smoothest scotch i have ever had
- anonymous, 22nd Nov '11
Lovely light whisky. Very easy to drink, only problem is applying the brakes. Very moreish. Good everyday dram especially at the price.
- Mark Dundee, 26th Mar '11
Enjoying my first taste of the `classic` and finding it very nice indeed. The first sip definitely carried coconut and vanilla flavour, but there is a hint of lemon or citrus in the afterglow, thoroughly enjoyable lowland malt.
- Derek , 10th Feb 2011, 10th Feb '11
Surprisingly this has flavors that remind me of the finer 1988 Toshan.However the 'freshness' of the Classic is really it's most noticeable characteristic. I'd certainly serve this to guests, but reserve the more mature Toshan for my very good friends.The cedar and fruity character of the 1988 is really not boldly present. There is a hint of it, the texture is lighter - the 88 is much more complex.At the price it is probably the best Scotch available.
- Rick Bastedo, 6th Feb '11
I purchased an older bottle ( the old look bottle ) and it was a very fruity scotch, it tasted of oranges or maybe mandarines .Was very smooth without too much heat, as far as lowlanders go this one was pretty good.
- Aussie Shaun, 2nd Dec '10
I usually have a bottle of this and its fun to sip straight out of the bottle or I'll put an ice cube that barely fits in my shot glass and drink it that way. Its got a wild, funky fruit flavor and it has some fire. I enjoy cooking with it. Great for marinades, or barbecued chicken.
- Steve, 20th Mar '10
The Classic is ok, but in my opinion the least interesting of the Toshan's. I'd put my money on the exquisite 12 Year Old or the magnificent Three Wood.
- Mark at Whivie.be, 14th Jan '10
A nice lowland whisky. As james says light and lemony. Easy to drink and quite cheap to buy.
- D.Scott., 24th Jun '09
Drink #1: As pungent as the mash tun close beside! Sweet, light and lemony. Doesn't have the restraint and depth of the late 10 y-o but still very pleasant. Definitely this is a case study of how to home in on your target market.
- James Saxon, 9th Sep '08
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