Review #7 Auchentoshan Distillery Cask #670

Auchentoshan Distillery Cask 2010 Cask #670

Reviewed by ChBass


So there's a story: This March, right before the world stopped, I was in Glasgow, with plans to do a quick visit to Islay. Alas, Winter Storm Jorge adjusted the ferry schedule enough that I had to cancel the whole thing & stay in Glasgow. As a result, what would have been a quick visit to Auchentoshan turned into an extended tour and what would have been many distillery whisky purchases turned into this one, which I hand filled from the cask. Served in a glencairn with a few drops of water.

Hand-filled by yours truly.

Ruby Honey

Nose

Ok, it's cask strength, but under the ethanol is all of the red wine notes; dark & fruity.

Palate

Sharp at first, then it break and melts into a soft and full-bodied flavor bomb. Kind of like the A'Bunadh but amped up.

Finish

More of the dark fruit, and it may just be my mind playing with me, but I think I can taste the tannins.

Life is what happens when you're making other plans, and this is a happy accident of life. This is one of those bottles that you won't see unless you're very special. Story aside, I haven't had a bordeaux cask aged dram before, and it shines.

Score

95 / 100
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