Following on from my recent review of the Vom Fass Arran release, we’re arriving at my other purchase that day; a 15 year old Auchentoshan. Now, Auchentoshan is an interesting distillery, being the only 1 in the central belt or lowlands that I’ve yet to visit. Personally I’ve found their releases devoid of some much needed character. Bland, mundane and almost instantly forgettable.
That stance changed slightly with the release of the Valinch a couple of years ago. Speaking with others who agree with the disappointment surrounding Auchentoshan, I’m reliably informed that bottling your own cask strength at the distillery is a must and apart from a Valinch, the only way to really appreciate what Auchentoshan can deliver. So how does this one fair?
Age: 15 years