Auchentoshan 22 Years Old 1998 Monologue (51.8%, Chapter 7, Bourbon Barrel #100155, 199 Bottles, 2020)
- ABV: 51.8%
- Age: 22 Years Old
- Bottling: Chapter 7, Monologue
- Category: Lowland single malt scotch whisky
- Cost: £145
- Origin: Auchentoshan distillery
- Vintage: 1998
What they say
Auchentoshan is the only Scottish distillery to triple distil all its whisky. You tend to only see triple distillation in Irish Whisky. The process is rather complex and the new make spirit that comes out of the 3rd still is at 82% ABV.
Auchentoshan’s head distiller argues that Auchentoshan is much cleaner than other Scotch whiskies. Triple distillation removes the heavy flavours and harshness. Because of the process, you can get a lot more cask character and influence.
Our single barrel whisky has matured for 22 years. That long maturation has developed a beautiful spirit. This is our first Lowland whisky, and it’s a special one. It was worth waiting for.
Official tasting notes:
Nose: Grapefruit, banana skin, cantaloupe melons, tangerine, honeysuckle and vanilla biscuits.
Palate: Pepper and tangy ginger, alongside pears and lemon sweets, resinous oak.
Finish: Zesty, lemon balm, fruit tea, light vanilla.
What I say
Exploring the latest releases from Independent bottler Chapter 7 whisky, a total of 5 expressions released late 2020. One of the two older expression in this batch, both are 22 years old and distilled in 1998. The first hails from Auchnetoshan on the outskirts of Glasgow, and is triple distilled.
This post was sponsored by Chapter 7 Whisky by provision of a sample of this product.
My tasting notes:
- Appearance: Yellow gold (7/20), medium tears and long, thin legs.
- Nose: Fruity, yellow fruits, plum, apple, golden kiwi, polished old oak wood, lashings of sweet honey and golden syrup, floury milled malted barley, floral rose and vanilla.
- Taste: Light-medium bodied, oily and mouthcoating, sweet honey, much more citric than the nose, lemon oil, tropical pineapple, vanilla fudge, gentle cinnamon and white pepper, waxed paper, orange segments and oak wood.
- Finish: Long, sweet honey and beeswax candles.
A rather fruity and touch waxy expression, lovely tropicality on the palate give away the age here.
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