It’s true that we don’t necessarily think about trying out old Auchentoshans (see the 27 years old from Master of Malt). This strongly confidential edition (96 bottles) is a recent release from the German of The Whisky Fair. A classic Lowlander?
Nose : An apple-kiwi-melon fruity trio starts the fight with a dry aspect, as if the dessication played its part in an extreme manner. We feel like we’re having a cocktail snack preparation. There is supply from dry papaya but also some not dry straw (I insist). There is also a hint of coconut jam. A quite strange nose, a bit « filling ». The opening brings tonka beans, a musk note and acetone.
Mouth : A mouth modeled on the nose in the sense that it remains acid and dry. We hence have citrus, again with this not dry straw note and a lot of malt to support some white fruits (green) and white flowers. There are also diversified vegetal notes that reinforce the first impression. It is not really seductive (euphemism).
Finish : Pretty short on acid candy (apples, pears, vanilla). The aftertaste is citric once again with green fruits bearing alcohol.