Auchentoshan Heartwood is one of the five expressions released in 2012 as a part of the Travel Retail range.
The entire range pays tribute to the wood and each whisky from the range is inspired by the phase of a tree’s life cycle and supposed to reflect the whisky’s flavor as parallel to the stage of tree’s life. Heartwood is the older sibling of Springwood and relates to the core of the tree. The whisky carries no age statement; it was aged in ex-bourbon and ex-Oloroso sherry casks.
Nose: quite complex, orange oil, brown sugar, apples, pears and walnuts.
Palate: quite full, milk chocolate with raisins, vanilla, toasted nuts and orange zest.
Finish: medium long, light, nutty and oaky.