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Friday, September 2, 2016

Auchentoshan Springwood, 40 %

Review #338
This NAS bottling for travel retail comes from Bourbon casks. The smell is very light with floral notes. A lot of vanilla comes rushing in, but not much happens. The smell is nice, but nowhere near complex or challenging!

The floral notes is dominant in the taste as well. A bit savory, but not much else here… Easy to drink. The finish is medium long and some lemons or lemongrass comes forward. Very uninteresting… Not much flavor from the cask, but it doesn’t have that new make touch either. That tells me the casks must be some worn out refill casks.

This is a bit watery, and overall it is pretty clear that it lacks flavors from the casks, due to a too short maturation process. Sadly, another NAS constructed to the travel retail market, that lacks in complexity and maturation... I will give this 77/100 (20/19/20/18).

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