Auchentoshan 17 Year Old 1997 - Old Malt Cask
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Lowland
  • Distillery Auchentoshan
  • Age 17 Year Old
  • Distillation date 1997
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Bourbon, Sherry, Port, and Wine casks
  • Alcohol 50%
  • Cask number 10890
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • vanilla cream
  • oak
  • fudge
  • blackberry
  • peach
  • mango
  • smoky
  • citrus
  • sherry

Hunter Laing

Auchentoshan 17 Year Old 1997 - Old Malt Cask (0.7l, 50%)
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An Auchentoshan so good, only Hunter Laing could bring it to you.

Hunter Laing & Company is one of those old-time independent bottlers with a serious knack for finding rare casks of Whisky and issuing special, limited release bottlings that preserve all that character. That's what they do and they do it really well. They have issued a few custom blends, but they specialize in Single Malts. And if you are a fan of Scottish Single Malt Whisky in it’s purest state, you are a fan of Hunter Laing.

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 is one of the few, classic Lowland Single Malt distilleries still producing today. Auchentoshan 17 Year Old 1997 is a part of Hunter Laing’s “Old Malt Cask” line of special editions — and we know a lot about it. We know that this is cask #10890 from the 1997 vintage that was bottled in 2014 at a savory 50% ABV. And where some special releases span hundreds and even thousands of bottles, there were a total of only 313 bottles produced. Whether you want to sample something special or add it to your collection, this is a rare opportunity indeed. 
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Lowland
  • Distillery Auchentoshan
  • Age 17 Year Old
  • Distillation date 1997
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Bourbon, Sherry, Port, and Wine casks
  • Alcohol 50%
  • Cask number 10890
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Warm gold.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Blackberry, citron, fudge, vanilla.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Peach, mango, vanilla cream. 

Finish
Long, with oaky notes on the tail.
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  • vanilla cream
  • oak
  • fudge
  • blackberry
  • peach
  • mango
  • smoky
  • citrus
  • sherry
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
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