Distinctive sherry notes, strongly cooked apricot jam, subtle wood aromas, candied oranges; ethereal. Then, on the palate, fruit, burnt sugar, a balanced bitter sweetness, toasty with notes of Armagnac.
The ideal partner is a Balmoral Royal Selection Anejo 18. Earthy, leathery, subtle coffee aromas and, at the same time, notes of spice cake; perfect. The combination brings out the fruit of the whisky even more strongly, and a balanced sweetness nicely makes room for itself. The robusto develops wonderful notes of toffee, pared with a slightly peppery veil of spice.
The crowning glory after an opulent evening meal.
Auchentoshan Three Wood
Price: EUR 42,90 (D), EUR 54,00 (A), CHF 79,00,
GBP 43.95, USD 79.99;
This article was published in the Cigar Journal Spring Edition 2014. Read more