A lovely collection of whiskies from Auchentoshan, showcasing three of the leading bottles in their standard range: the American Oak, the 12 Year Old and the Three Wood.
The American Oak is a light and fruity, non aged stated Lowland whisky, made in the traditional, triple distilled fashion. The whisky is youthful, feisty with lots of Bourbon cask character. A dram that illustrates the quality of Auchentoshan’s spirit.
The 12 Year old is a more complex, well aged offering, with plenty of sherried dried fruits and spice adding depth to the triple distilled spirit, alongside some flavours of vanilla, warm barley and custard.
Three Wood is probably the star of the show in this collection. The bottling is so named as it is matured in three different cask varieties: Bourbon, Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez. The latter two sherry casks are nutty and spicy, and sweet and syrupy respectively, and add extraordinary flavours of raisins, nutmeg, cinnamon and sweet grapes. Here, the triple distilled spirit really allows the cask flavours to take the lead.
A great introduction to this Lowland distillery, with three, very different, very delicious whiskies. This set would make a great gift for any whisky lover.