AUCHENTOSHAN 1992 LMDW Cellar Book S.V 47,8%
Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / The Lowlands, 70cl, Ref: 53837
If you thought we couldn’t shut up about the 2001 Auchentoshan bottled for the Artist range of our 2017 Creation Catalogue, wait till you hear what we have to say about this 1992 version! The fruit is even more complex, heady florals and citrus fruit have appeared and the spices have become even more noble. Add to this a sensation of maturity and serenity that doesn’t make a dent in a youthful, almost mischievous style whose charm is impossible to resist.
Profile: the refined, distinguished initial nose is honeyed, floral (lily of the valley), spicy, malty and above all very fruity. With lyricism, the fruit becomes increasingly exotic and the spices more intense. The delicate attack is also rich and juicy. Citrus fruits (lemon, grapefruit) appear. The finish wavers between notes of juicy white grapes, citrus fruit and mimosa.
Single Cask no. 5428 – Bourbon Barrel
Limited edition of 159 bottles
Exclusive to LMDW
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- Appearance : deep gold.
- Nose : fine, distinguished. The magnificent initial nose is at once honeyed (acacia), floral (heather, lily of the valley), remarkably malty, delicately spicy (cinnamon) and above all very fruity (pear, pineapple, apple, Mirabelle plum). With deep lyricism, it then becomes increasingly exotic (passion fruit, mango, kumquat). The spices have become notably more intense (black pepper, clove). An impressive aromatic palette in perpetual motion.
- Palate : delicate and finely-knit. Not only very rich (flan, tarte tatin), the attack is also fresh and juicy. The same exotic fruit and white fruit returns to centre-stage alongside citrus fruits (lemon, grapefruit). With its rural and impulsive character, the very end of the palate recalls harvest periods with notes of straw and hay.
- Overall : rich, slightly tannic. The finish clearly returns to clusters of white grapes, a handful burst and releasing their sweet, tangy juices. It lingers with fabulous notes of citrus fruit (orange, mandarin) and vanilla pod. The very sunny retro-nasal olfaction is heady (mimosa), milky (coconut) and spicy (cardamom). The very malty and powdery (wheat flour) empty glass adds a delicious note of saffron.
- The brand
Auchentoshan produces the most symbolic of the Lowland single malts. The triple distillation (rare in Scotland) and the distillate’s very high alcohol content enable the production of a fine, subtle, soft and elegant single malt that is often marked by herbal and citrus notes. As well as their standard aged products, Auchentoshan also produces a large number of limited editions, aged in wine or bourbon casks, in vintage and cask strength versions. Valinch, a no-age bottling, bottled without reduction, is highly-reputed amongst a large number of connoisseurs.
A model of British industry, Auchentoshan distillery has obtained the Queen’s Award several times. Since 1993, the malt has been traceable to its field and sowing date. Its success has now travelled far beyond Scotland, and has enabled the upholding of a tradition particular to this region. Auchentoshan is the only Scotch single malt to be distilled three times, a practice that dates back to the 19th century. Another remarkable fact is that the middle cut is collected at 82.5%, which is 6% higher than most other Scottish distilleries. Founded in 1817 in Dalmir, the distillery is accessible by train from Glasgow, and receives numerous visitors every year.
Although the independent bottler Signatory Vintage cannot claim to be one of the oldest in Scotland, it has managed to build up an extremely solid reputation amongst the great malt connoisseurs. The creator of the famous range The Prestonfield and many other well-known ranges, it is best known for its un-chillfiltered and cask strength bottlings that offer amateurs the chance to enjoy their whisky in its most natural form. It was also one of the first independent bottlers to acquire a distillery and now offers a growing number of expressions of one of the most artisan single malts available.
The Cask Strength Collection of single malt and single grain whiskies is without doubt one of the most appreciated ranges. Each release is bottled undiluted, unchillfiltered and usually consists of a single cask. To help the consumer appreciate their whisky at more than a purely aromatic and gustatory level, Signatory Vintage takes care to display on each label, with great precision, the region of production, the date of distillation and bottling, the type of cask used, its number and the number of bottles of the same nectar that were produced. This range thus offers some fascinating facts, in addition to exceptional quality!
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