One of the world’s best known Lowland based distilleries Auchentoshan, has re-released their 1975 American oak-aged whisky in a limited edition format with only 500 bottles on offer. This rare expression will appeal to connoisseurs with its copper gold appearance and aroma of ripe pears, figs and honeydew. On the palate, the whisky evokes notes of pink grapefruit and papaya as well as baked pineapple and almond cake and finishes with subtle notes of white grapes, elderflower and almonds. Packaged and presented in a grey, double fronted box, the bottle neck is clear and allowing for the appreciation of the natural cork stopper. Each bottle also bears the date of bottling.
With a cask strength of 45.6% abv., the non-chill filtered single malt retails at about $817 (or £500) and is available at international airports around the world. Talking about Auchentoshan’s 38 year old bottled gold, Master Blender Rachel Barrie said, “Having spent an additional year maturing in the highest quality North American bourbon casks, the 2013 bottling of Auchentoshan 1975 allows the drinker to experience the complexity and ripe, developed fruit flavors associated with a whisky of this vintage.”
[Via – Justluxe]