This scotch spends time in not one, not two but three different types of wood casks. While most scotch spends time in used barrels that come from all over the world (port, sherry, wine, bourbon and whiskeys), it’s rare that they spend time in more than one type of cask. In this case, the result is pretty spectacular.
Auchentoshan (good luck saying or spelling it) is a Lowland Scottish distillery that triple distills its scotch. The Auchentoshan Three Wood Scotch spends time in three separate casks. It starts life in American bourbon casks, then moves to Spanish Olorosso Sherry Barrels and ends its life in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. Each of these woods imparts a unique taste profile in the scotch.
Auchentoshan Three Wood Scotch is a rich, coopery, light mahogany color with clear influences from the three woods in the nose. On the nose, there are aromas of dates, raisins, almonds, hazelnuts, vanilla, caramel and apricot. On the palate, the Auchentoshan is smooth with controlled fire and flavors of toffee, caramel, vanilla, tobacco, apricot, raisins and hazelnuts.
Try the Auchentoshan neat or on the rocks. It would also make a great Rob Roy!
For more, go to www.auchentoshan.com.