A more recent release from the Auchentoshan distillery, replacing the previous staple 10 year old, this 12 year old bottling exhibits the new, slightly Imperial aesthetics Auchentoshan have rebranded themselves with. Nose: A cereal-sweet nose with notes of guava and mango, with a drizzle of honey. Palate: Oaky and sweet palate, with barley sugar, a little passion fruit and vanilla custard too. Perhaps some rose petal jelly in there. Finish: A lengthy, dry and oaky finish with barley sweetness and cocoa powder.