Whisky Review: Three Rivers Tokyo x The Whisky Agency Auchentoshan Aged 21 Years

Style: Delicate Fruits and Floral

Spearmint and white flower bouquet powdered up by icing sugar. Caramel snaps, more green herbs. A light touch of hibiscus flowers, orange liquor, throwing in some dry chocolate nuts and chilli spice.

Delicate with positive floral notes, delicious orange chocolate and while white flower nectar flowing onto the palate. Ginger soaking in barley syrup with a touch of fresh-cut grass. Undertone of chocolate caramel. Mellow flavours, but a rather oily texture. Orange fruits melting slowly while a mini-wave of chili spices pushes in. Dries up towards the end.

Orange gummies disappearing, light chocolate almonds treading lightly on honey water.

A very upbeat Auchentoshan by Three Rivers. It is not easy to find a great Auchentoshan these days, sometimes I feel the triple distillation process is partially responsible as it removes some of the nuances from the spirit which I couldn’t help but feel something is missing. Also you will have to count on the cask to pull extra weight. This malt works out well and I am delighted. Delicate while showing plenty of charm. Very nice.

☆ [Recommended]

[54.1% • 2016 Bottled • 1994 Distilled • Independent Bottling • Single Cask • Cask Strength • Non Coloured • Non Chill Filtered • 185 Bottles • Matured in Hogshead]


Tasted at The Elysian Bar, Melbourne.