Auchentoshan 12 Year Old

70cl / 40%
  • Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Auchentoshan 12 Year Old
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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.
Distillery Bottling
12 Year Old


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Leaves Leaves
  • Ginger Ginger
  • Lime Lime
  • Hazelnut Hazelnut
  • Cream Cream

Auchentoshan 12 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    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.

24 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    8 September

    This is really nice stuff that I bought on a whim. I'm usually into heavily sherried, heavily peated or spicy malty coastal whiskies. A smooth triple distilled lowland is a big difference for me. On the nose there is vanilla and malty nuttiness. In the mouth it's very smooth. The nuttiness mixes with citrus notes. The finish is medium length and drying. There is the nuttiness again mixed with some ginger like spice from the oloroso sherry casks. Very easy drinking but very unique. Worlds better than a lot of more common "light" malts out there.

  • 4
    14 May

    As others have mentioned before, this is very smooth. There is a very citrus scent to it, though it's not distinct exactly what kind of citrus. It tastes almost like a chamomile tea with a mild hint of lemon; a very pleasant way to end a night.

  • 5
    16 January

    This is a beautifully smooth everyday scotch. The Auchentoshan 12 has a wonderfully nuttiness to it that makes it just the perfect dram for the end of a work day or work week. This is my personal bottle, and I generally do not offer it when entertaining, although I have never had a complaint. It's definitely worth the price. Wonderful nose.

  • 4
    29 August 2015

    Smooth and fruity. Good value for money

  • 4
    27 February 2015

    easy to drink anytime. The twelve year old is a daily drinking scotch. Very smooth with sutle flavours a real pleasure

  • 5
    29 January 2015

    I purchased a bottle to celebrate my first (albeit small) bonus. It has an excellent smooth, sweet, woodsy taste. It doesn''t seem complicated to the palate and that is perhaps what I enjoy most.

  • 3
    18 September 2014

    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!

  • Anonymous 28 October 2013

    Lovely stuff, as a novice whisky drinker I found it so drinkable. Lovely and smooth.

  • The Colonel 6 May 2013

    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

  • Juergen - Netherlands 2 January 2013

    Smooth with a lot of woody tones coming through. Well worth the money.

  • Steve @ RumandReviews 21 August 2011

    Value for money on this one is superb; hard to beat for that kind of money.

  • Rishi Mohan 16 June 2011

    Excellent single malt. Very fruity and has a hint of caramel upon opening of the bottle. Highly recommended!!!

  • Bruce P 4 April 2011


  • Danny Hughes 18 March 2011

    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.

  • Anonymous 11 February 2011

    very smooth. nice one!

  • kozie rogi 23 November 2010

    dobre kremowe whiskey)Piotrus wie co dobre - lepszego Shfagra nie moglem miec))))))

  • lesley edgar 9 September 2010

    all the customers in the glenmavis tavern in bathgate west lothian think this is a very smooth and tasty whiskey

  • Jason's Scotch Whisky Reviews 14 March 2010

    "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.

  • Anonymous 27 December 2009

    very nice, sweet whisky, mmmmmm.

  • trebor - kent 24 December 2009

    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

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