Auchentoshan 1988 Wine Cask Matured
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Lowland
  • Distillery Auchentoshan
  • Age 20 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 47.6%
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  • ripe plums
  • tannic
  • spicy
  • oak tannins
  • sweet fruit
  • black pepper
  • sweet
  • black cherry
  • almonds

Auchentoshan

1988 Wine Cask Matured (0.7l, 47.6%)
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Auchentoshan 1988… the math adds up to “seriously tasty.” 

 
Auchentoshan sounds like the name of a medieval warrior, but it actually translates from Gaelic as the field in the corner. The locals call it Glasgow’s Malt Whisky because the distillery sits nearby, and it is one of the few remaining Lowland Single Malt Whiskies left in the world. But what you really need to know is that Auchentoshan does four things that make it special: they lightly malt the barley, it never gets anywhere near peat smoke, it’s triple distilled, and it’s aged only in premium Bourbon, Sherry, Port, and Wine casks. 
 
Auchentoshan loves dropping special limited editions on the market, and all of them are greeted by the Whisky-loving community with enthusiasm and smiles. This is one of those. There were only 1800 bottles made. If that sounds like a lot, it’s not when you consider how man fans they have around the world. It will go quick.
 
Auchentoshan 1988 spent its first 8 years in traditional ex-Bourbon casks. Then it was transferred to Saint-Julien Bordeaux wine casks for another 12 years. If you add all that up, it takes all of your fingers and toes because that’s a FULL 20 years. And they keep it real, pouring out at 52.4% ABV. If your mouth isn’t watering yet there, we rest our case. 

 
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Lowland
  • Distillery Auchentoshan
  • Age 20 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 47.6%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Garnet   
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Ripe plums and orange-blossom honey  
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Rich with juicy berries, candied almonds, and a dash of menthol 
 
Finish 
Smooth, like drinking Single Malt velvet 

Flavour Spiral
vanilla, sweet fruit, plums, spicy, sweet, tannic, oak tannins, black cherry, black pepper
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  • ripe plums
  • tannic
  • spicy
  • oak tannins
  • sweet fruit
  • black pepper
  • sweet
  • black cherry
  • almonds
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
There is some debate about the origin date for Auchentoshan. the various dates include 1800,1817, and 1823. But most sources use the 1823 date, so we rely on that.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
There is some debate about the origin date for Auchentoshan. the various dates include 1800,1817, and 1823. But most sources use the 1823 date, so we rely on that.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
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