Auchentoshan Virgin Oak
Famously the only whisky distillery in Scotland to triple distil every drop, Auchentoshan have been placing small batches of their spirit in North American virgin oak since the start of the millennium. This has a spicy note and a great complexity.
Auchentoshan Virgin Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky is matured exclusively in newly charred casks crafted from North American oak. While Scotch has traditionally been matured in used sherry, port and bourbon casks, the use of new oak casks to finish whisky is another weapon in a distillery’s arsenal and allows the whisky to enjoy the sweeter and more complex flavors of virgin wood. Following maturation, the whisky is bottled without the use of chill filtration or artificial coloring.
Aroma of banana custard, creamy vanilla and caramel apples. Notes of spiced fruits (particularly kiwi, oranges and apples) on the palate. Finish is well-balanced, and ends with a touch of spiced pears.
Only 2100 bottles were produced for the US
To the eye: Deep sienna orange
To the nose: Cinnamon and nutmeg, toasted vanilla and candied orange.
To the tongue: Spiced apple, smooth chocolate caramel, maple candy and a velvety mouthfeel.
To the end: Warm with spiced orange and brown sugar.