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AUCHENTOSHAN Three Wood 43%
Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / The Lowlands, 70cl, Ref: 14730
Auchentoshan Three Wood has a unique complexity that results from the three types of casks used in its maturation: American oak bourbon casks, casks that previously held oloroso sherry, and finally Pedro Ximénez Spanish casks. The bourbon casks add notes
Profile: Fleshy and gently herbaceous
Awards94/100, Excellent, Highly Recommended, Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2013 Double Gold Medal, San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2012 Gold Medal, International Wine & Spirits Challenge 2012 Silver Medal, San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2011
- Appearance : amber.
- Nose : rich and spicy, the initial nose is a full expression of the sherry and tobacco with a light smoky touch. It then becomes more fruity and patisserie-like with notes of orange cake, apricot, date and almonds, on a background of chocolate. With a drop of wa
- Palate : soft and oily. Characterised by wax and precious wood. Both delicate and syrupy, it evolves with toffee and caramel, orangette and candied fruit.
- Overall : very long and lightly tannic, with lemongrass and spice.
- 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.
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