Category Archives: Auchentoshan

BTC #9: Auchetoshan 2008, 9yo, Handfilled, 59.9%

Another fairly dark whisky was up for guessing yesterday. Based on the whisky from the day before, it could only improve, right? Sniff: It starts with a bit of a rough sherry, and some sharpness. It’s quite fruity, but there … Continue reading

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Auchentoshan 17, Bordeaux Cask Finish, 51%

Before the revamp of Auchentoshan years ago, they also had their series of special bottlings. In gorgeous off-white boxes with some proper age statements on them. There was a 16 year old Fresh Bourbon cask, an 18 year old Oloroso … Continue reading

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Auchentoshan 1990-2014, 23yo, 47.7% – Archives (Indian Ducks)

Auchentoshan and me have a bit of a weird history. Not a long one, mind. When I started my whisky journey and bought loads of starter whiskies, I really like Auchentoshan 10. Since there was so much out there, there … Continue reading

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Blind Tasting Competition day 18: Auchentoshan 1998-2014, 16yo, 59.1% – Malts of Scotland

Today is a weird day. It’s the last day of the competition and I’m sucking every step of the way. My highest score is 50 points, which was for a whisky of which I had the region right and was … Continue reading

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Auchentoshan Silver Oak, 21 year old, 51.5%, Travel Retail ‘only’

Yeah. Auchentoshan. The darling distillery of Toshan Man Mark Dermul. He’s also the guy I bought this sample of. I’ve had some good ones, but there are also some lesser ones and when this one came out a couple of … Continue reading

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Interactive Studios whisky event #5

Interactive Studios is a company run by some of my closest friends. I used to work for them until my move to a more northerly homestead caused a too large commute. This was in 2009. I kept working for them … Continue reading

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Trick or Tweet with Rachel Barrie

Yesterday Morrison Bowmore and Rachel Barrie hosted a Twitter Tasting a bit of a Halloween theme. There hadn’t been much information available so it wasn’t until a sizable box arrived earlier this week and I had a peak that I … Continue reading

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Whisky en Rum aan Zee 2014

This year saw the 9th edition of Whisky en Rum aan Zee (Whisky and Rum at Sea), not to be confused with Whisky by the Sea, and several other whisky festivals in coastal venues. Since my brother in law is … Continue reading

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Auchentoshan 18, Oloroso Sherry Cask, 55.8%

Even though I quite like Auchentoshan, and some of their whiskies are really good, I’m nowhere near as fanatical as Mark Dermul. I don’t think anyone is. This bottling caught my eye in 2006 when it came out. Auchentoshan, from … Continue reading

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My favourite events of 2013

Looking back at the almost gone year I remember quite a lot of whisky events. Not as many as some years ago when I visited so many festivals I couldn’t even remember them all, but the quality of each individual … Continue reading

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