Signatory 1999 Auchentoshan
Aged 11 Years
A great way to begin the tasting, this Auchentoshan was a nice, light, refreshing dram, nicely balanced and mature-seeming for its age. That biscuity, graham cracker on the nose was a pleasant surprise and worked really well with the lighter fruit notes. While not an earth-shattering dram (would a Lowland ever be thought of as earth-shattering?), this stuff obviously came from a good barrel and makes for a very smooth, calm, relaxing whisky.