Auchentoshan 21 Years Old 1992 Authentic Collection

51.8% ABV, £65 for 70cl

Score: 82/100


What they say:

Aged 21 Years
Distilled at Auchentoshan Distillery
Distilled: 1992
Bottled: February 2014
Wood Type: Bourbon Barrel
No. of bottles: 162
70 cl. / 51,8%

Nose: Pineapple chunks, brown sugar, white chocolate and mandarin segments.
Palate: Cookie dough, lime leaves, nougat and hints of coffee beans
Finish: Custard powder, fenugreek and demerara sugar

What I say:

This 21 year old, bourbon hogshead matured, triple-distilled Auchentoshan was ethereal and light despite its age. This one received a mixed review from the crowd, with people either really enjoying it or not being too enamoured with it. I think this one is so light that many missed the point. One of a 162 bottle outturn February 2014.




Perfumed and sweet esters, lemon citrus with hints of cereals, honey syrup and newish/green wood, wheatgerm soap


Silky and sweet, bubblegum (hubba bubba) then prickly phenol and germolene round off into cinnamon and ginger


Short and sweet with demerera sugars and new paint vapours

Sampled at Jolly Toper Tasting 21/02/2014