It just occurred to me that this might be a golf reference.
I’m really not into golf at all, but I do like the Auchentoshan whiskies that I’ve had. A lowland distillery, this whisky is a good reddish amber colour, I guess most likely an indication of the type of wood used for the casks.
At first sniff I do get a bit of a woody smell – not at all unpleasant or dominant though. A bit earthy without being peaty. On tasting, this note continues and it’s a solid, interesting whisky without too much of any one aspect dominating. It’s very subtle (certainly not overwhelming) and it’s a bit of a refreshing change from the highland caramel and honey fest that had become a bit of a theme. I actually looked up the types of wood which prevents me from guessing but the bourbon casks (which is apparently the first of the three woods used) do have a nice effect.
All in all, a really interesting whisky which it’s worth thinking about as you drink it! 8/10.