Auchentoshan 21 Years Old 1992 Authentic Collection

51.8% ABV, £65 for 70cl

Score: 82/100

Auchentoshan21yo1992Cadenheada

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.

Colour:

Gold

Nose:

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

Taste:

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

Finish:

Short and sweet with demerera sugars and new paint vapours

Sampled at Jolly Toper Tasting 21/02/2014