Auchentoshan Three Wood
Added on Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 at 01:33 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: N/A Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 43.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $60 Availability: Wide
Member Ratings and Notes
N; Apricots, smoke, quite rich, a hint of irish whisky synthetic grape.
P: Weird astringent woodiness, tobacco, but balanced with some chocolate sweetness.
F: Long but slightly bitter.
I'm on the fence somewhat on this one, its interesting and has a lot going on, individually the flavors are just OK, but it comes together nicely.   Worth trying, would order one at a bar, but probably wouldn't invest in a whole bottle. 
Caramel in the nose, fruity, vanilla, and green tones -- maybe cut grass.  Palate is mild and sweet, with round "red" fruit tones.  Finish is short, with some cherries.  An easy and agreeable whisky, while managing a fuller-feeling-and-tasting palate. 
Not much better than the 12 year and it seems to me that with everything going on here that it would be better.....but it is just a bunch of soft flavors from an attempt to fix it me thinks....Nice try and not horrible but not really good either.   

Nose: Musty old kitchen drawers (perhaps with old glue inside it)


Palate: Mustiness with an old wood, feintly with molassas.  Maybe a bit of cough syrup.  The finish grabs the tonguebut doesn't taste like much.  C+/B-


n: burnt caramel and wet brown sugar on angelfood cake.


t: thin and dry wood with dry cloves, pears, and light fruits from the sherry cask influence.


nose > taste.



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