Auchentoshan 14yr SMWS 5.48 – Stave New World Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Auchentoshan 14yr SMWS 5.48 – Stave New World

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  • Distiller:

    Auchentoshan

  • Bottler:

    SMWS

  • ABV:

    59.6%

  • Age:

    14 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Very apparent transition from the palate to the finish, and not in a way that I think I really like. That said, this is generally very nice, and the finish is what keeps it from climbing higher.
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  • Intro:

    "This Auchentoshan single cask release from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society has been aged for 14 years in a 2nd fill ex-sherry butt. SMWS 5.48 Stave New World, distilled in 2000 is one of only 246 bottles filled for this cask strength release." - Abbey Whisky Site

  • Nose:

    Apple butter, vanilla cream, honey, gingerbread. Super rich.

  • Taste:

    Thick, rich. Very mild heat. Melon, cantaloupe, vanilla cream, honey, mild pepper - all sweet. Some toffee, some raspberry, apples and pears.

  • Finish:

    Long, growing heat here but not punishing. Some astringency, pepper, plastic, clove, faint fruitiness. Rich cream.

  • Overall:

    Very apparent transition from the palate to the finish, and not in a way that I think I really like. That said, this is generally very nice, and the finish is what keeps it from climbing higher. The nose was sublime, though, and quite delicious.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
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