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Auchentoshan Sauvignon Blanc Cask Finish

Auchentoshan Sauvignon Cask Finish

Amazon exclusive whisky will target Urban drinkers with a brand-new addition to the single malt category that’s ‘better shared’

Hot on the heels of their vibrant new whisky packaging, Auchentoshan®, the urban malt whisky distillery inspired by the city of Glasgow, has announced the launch of Auchentoshan Sauvignon Blanc, a new special edition whisky which is available exclusively to buy online on Amazon.

Auchentoshan Sauvignon Blanc Whiskey Blogger Stuart McNamara

Available to purchase from 15th November Auchentoshan Sauvignon Blanc is a unique combination of two worlds – the smooth triple distilled taste of Auchentoshan and the unique flavour of Sauvignon blanc casks that gives a fresh, vibrant take on whisky from Auchentoshan Distillery, setting out to reflect the ever-changing needs of the urban millennial.

The brand new urban malt is matured in ex-bourbon barrels and finished in Sauvignon Blanc Barrique casks, which gives it a distinct, smooth and high-quality taste. Distilled at 47% ABV, the result is a unique single malt that’s ‘best served chilled’ allowing the fresh flavours of citrus and apple to excite the palate.

The release of Auchentoshan Sauvignon Blanc follows the recent announcement of the brand’s vibrant new look packaging and brand positioning, aiming to reach a new generation of whisky drinker who are looking for a smooth and exciting whisky to be enjoyed together with friends.

Eileen Livingston, Senior Director of Scotch Whisky for Beam Suntory, comments: “Auchentoshan Sauvignon Blanc is a unique innovation that disrupts the category and provides consumers with a drinking experience out of the norm. This enables us to connect with urban millennials who are looking to sample new expressions and shared experiences.”

Ron Welsh, Master Blender for Auchentoshan, says:

“We set out to create a never-seen-before whisky on the market. Auchentoshan Sauvignon Blanc was crafted to be enjoyed chilled, allowing us to innovate on the key occasions when the product is shared.”

 

Official Tasting Notes for Auchentoshan Sauvignon Blanc

Ex-Bourbon barrel matured, followed by a Sauvignon Blanc Barrique finish

Pale Gold in colour and bottled at 47% ABV

Auchentoshan Sauvignon Blanc Whiskey Blogger Stuart McNamara

 

NOSE:

Subtle citric notes of white grapefruit with light sweetness of white peaches and green apple, light perfume of eglantine, honeysuckle, Scotch broom and Jasmine.

TASTE

Lightly peppery with zesty notes, green grapes, light acacia honey and lemon curd, vanilla sweetness, lychees and honeydew melon, but also dried grass and hay notes.

FINISH

The finish is hot and peppery with lingering notes of custard apple with a salty mouthfeel.

The limited edition whisky will be available as an e-commerce exclusive on Amazon from 15th November.

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