Whiskey Vault Ep 147: Auchentoshan 12 Single Malt Scotch Whisky Review and Tasting

Today we do a review and tasting of Auchentoshan 12 Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

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rbergum95 says:

My humble submission for a parting toast – I’ve drunk to your health together, I’ve drunk to your health alone, I’ve drunk to your health so many times, I’ve damned near ruined my own. – Admiral Bull Halsey WWII. On a side not that toast was given by my uncle at both my parents and my weddings. Keep up the great work guys!

reptilianskin says:

The Auchentoshen 12 years old is the only version I’ve bought… never the triple wood. I really like it.

vedant tomar says:

Hey I have 2 questions and 1 Dad joke.
1. How much whiskey per day should one consume and not become an alcoholic. From what I know a dram of whiskey per day, is not bad for health.
2. Which whiskey (Scottish / Irish / Bourbon), should a first timer try, to fall in love with it? My friends usually prefer wine or beer over whiskey, but I fell in love with Whiskey the moment I had my first sip of Laphroaig in a bar. I ended up trying Jura, Cardhu, Jim Beam, and Jameson the same night. But my friends still have reservations for this spirit.

Dad Joke (Worth one dram of Blue Label):

I am on a whiskey diet, I’ve lost 4 days already. 🙂

Brandon Derr says:

Daniel , Rex i love the videos. Any chance of you trying Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select.

Alex says:

Funnily enough, I got a bottle of this the other day on Amazon Prime Day. Was about £20 for the bottle. I really like it.

It was Actually the Three Wood not the 12 year old

Adam Farnsworth says:

Dance Party!

malicious_BEAST says:

Daniel, I think it would be a rather good idea to somehow tie in a dad joke as the sign off.

MrWalter says:

I’m getting a lot of inspiration from your channel to start getting to know some whiskys, so thanks for the great content. I aslo want to know whether you guys, Daniel and Rex, have tried Finnish whisky like for example Valamo 5yo or Teerenpeli KASKI?

HaeschenHarakiri says:

Ouh, and! Here is a toast! I will translate from german, so the sound will be or not be a bit rough!

And may we be Burried in a coffin made from a 100 years old Oak, that we will plant today!

in german it’s sounds way nicer!
It would be written like this:
Und mögen wir begraben werden, in Särgen aus 100 jährigen Eichen, die wir heute Pflanzen werden!

Adam Farnsworth says:

What’s the name of the new distillery? It sounds like you’re saying “They all said they” lol

cody kammeraad says:

can you guys review old grandad 114 proof it was my first bourbon and i am looking for similar bourbon

Jake&Rachel says:

I see your emergency stock of toasts is depleted here’s some more for you. “I’ll have what the man on the floor’s having! ” “Work is the curse of the drinking class. –Oscar Wilde” “May you taste the sweetest pleasures that fortune ere bestowed, and may all your friends remember all the favors you are owed.” “Better a well known drunkard Than an anonymous alcoholic.” Now one for Daniel “Inspiring bold John Barleycorn!
What dangers thou canst make us scorn!
Wi’tippeny, we Fear nae evil;
Wi’usquabae, we’ll face the devil!” Cheers

drroger98 says:

Rex, while you don’t like dad jokes, you obviously like dad dancing

Dimitris Damilos says:

There are four reasons why this channel works and why it will continue growing greatly:
1. It is about whisky. There are clear facts by knowledgeable people and you get to learn.
2. It is fun. Most whisky channels feature a boring person talking to the camera, speaking in a way you could never relate.
3. You engage. Never have I encountered a YouTube channel engaging so much with the comments with quick replies, even to old(er) videos.
4. It is well shot. All whisky channels feature bad filming and/or dark or dimly lit rooms, which is depressing. This is full of light and all the glass around adds up to it beautifully.

I love you, guys.

Brad Whittington says:

That supposed to be me? Perhaps I’ll work up an impression of you for MY youbutt channel.

Rod Espinoza says:

For every dad joke Rex should get to pick a whiskey he want to review, no questions asked. This way, we get to see both Daniel and Rex suffer.

Patrick Proctor says:

Hello Whisk(e)y kin!

I was in Bali last week and came across a Port-finished Irish Whisk(e)y. I’m kicking myself for not remembering the name, but, could I get some deeper analysis into the port vs. sherry finish that seems to be popular these days? I love Glen Morangie Quinta Ruban to death for its spice and subtle smoky lift at the end; and Angel’s Envy is quite nice, but G.M. La Santa just seems so dull.

I’m sending you a bottle of Bacalta (Madeira finish of the same 10+2 age) just to round it out, but why do the Port-finished whiskies seem to dominate on every dimension of flavour? How has one finish completely eclipsed the others? Further, do you know of any peat-flavoured whiskies which are finished in Port casks? I think the beautifully sweet, spicy, smoky, salty combo would be the delight of the whisk(e)y world. A slightly spicier, sweeter, but equally smoky/spicy J.W. Double Black would capture many palettes… I hope someone provides this someday.


David Graham says:

Hey guys! Please try Laphroaig Select! I tried it the other day… it’s amazing

onepunchhutch says:

I showed up, after the modern rogue sent me over. You two are hilarious to watch. Always wish that my local liquor store carried more things so i could try some of the whiskeys you show in your videos

ceej 147 says:

Best beginner scotch for a bourbon drinker? Tried Balvenie Doublewood 12 a week ago, and while I enjoyed it, felt I could not fully appreciate the flavor profile yet.


chuck430 says:

re: whiskey donations, are we allowed to ship alcohol across state lines?

Michael Campbell says:

What’s the name of the new whiskey from Scotland? Would love to look it up…:)

Still It says:

wait wait wait . . . . .. this IS meant to be serious reference material?
I think I like the sound of your “school” more and more!

Chuck Norris says:

Data, engage!

Zylon Tex says:

Am I having a stroke right now? This video is from right now isn’t it? You said “even though nobody knows what it is we’re gonna do a video about it (Ailsa Bay)” Ahh WHAT? You already did a video on it and told everyone about it

Fidasaind says:

Cycling (thankfully already have the bike but my road shoes need replaced, my wife and want Retul fittings, she needs a power meter and we both want wheel upgradeS) and Japanese knives (got 3 this summer a sujihiki, a nakiri and a petty and I’m drooling over 2 more at the local shop… ugh) was bad enough for the wallet. And now you guys? Well… at least I can prep healthy food and ride off the whisky. I tried to call a “friendly” pour of Glenrothes sherry cask a “recovery drink” after a hard ride last week :p

Next time I head to Total Wine I may work up the courage to venture beyond Speysides. Funny thing is I love my dark chocolate and black coffee but have been turned off by heavier smoke in the past. May give it another try now.

HaeschenHarakiri says:

I would love to see your toasts in the video descriptions!

Aaron Burdette says:

Rex’s reaction to dad jokes are the best

Terry Dolan says:

I’m really late again! I picked up a bottle of Auchentoshan American oak at the weekend. I’m enjoying it but it has the weirdest initial smell. It’s smells like an infected cut, you know that sweet funky smell? It’s an odd thing.

Jason Pyle says:

RIP boiled water. You will be mist.

officialJTSprad says:

How do you know a joke is a dad joke? ….. the punchline is apparent.

Blake Miller says:

This is the first time I have EVER commented on a YouTube video…. I just want to say thanks for what y’all do. I have learned a great deal from each video. I went from drinking 10yr glenmoragie, dewars, johnnie walker ect. (And thinking I KNEW scotch) To More complex, wonderful scotches like bruichladdich, lagavulin, and laphroaig. (That blew my damn mind). Keep the vids coming…… thanks

Michael Hamilton says:

Auchentoshan was my very FIRST Scotch and it will always hold a special place in my heart and in my blood stream. 🙂

Jason Fisk says:

I have to replace my Balvenie 12 so while I’m at it, I might pick this up as well.

vanveenmatt says:

I really like this scotch too. In fact, it’s the first scotch I’ve ever had. Many a whiskys ago. Btw. I LOVE that wall behind you!

Adam Farnsworth says:

Dude! Congrats on growing so much, so quickly!

I’d just like to say,
“You’re welcome”

speed rakk says:

The reason I have been watching since the beginning,is your sincerity. And your love of whiskey. The honesty is quite refreshing.

Gerbilsmurf says:

I had my first-ever order of Four Roses Single Barrel and Monkey Shoulder delivered to my house 4 days earlier than expected. Toasting to you guys and the great work you’re doing.

Justanotherparatrooper says:

Now Daniel is that American butter toast or British buttered toast?

UnboundOdysseus says:

Auchentoshan 12 is a good quality whisky, but too friendly for my taste. That said, I have a weakness for Glenlivet and their offerings are very friendly. Great stuff as always. I’m waiting to see Rex spontaneously combust like a Spinal Tap drummer from all the great dad jokes.

Drew McNeur says:

This channel will be the death of my paychecks as well. At the moment I have managed to get my fix by having whisky at a bar wherever I see one you gave a review on that sounds like I would enjoy. However the $750 shopping card on an online whisky store warns of future vault growth.

Sadly being in New Zealand a lot of the whisky you guys buy as low end bottles are upper priced bottles here. e.g Monkey Shoulder is $80 a bottle in stores or $55 plus shipping online (I know Rex, this pains me too)

The average Neat whisky at a bar is around $15 a glass, and you dont even get a Glencairn!

As to your engagement rate, id say we engage more because you guys engage back. How can we now comment and such when we get a reply and see others getting them too. Just makes the community so much better!

Keep up the great work guys.

May misfortune follow you the rest of your life, but never catch up.

Ed Cary says:

Daniel I”m wondering if you can tell me why, when nosing a whiskey, if you let it sit in the glass for 10 15 minutes It often comes across more floral. I guess that it has to do with the evaporation of alcohol, but i am curious to know what is going on. Is it the oils that remain once the liquid is gone?

Michael Gildersleeve says:

Hey Rex,

How do Mountains See?

they Peak.

ryan .george says:

have a bottle for you to try if you can get one, its Wayne Gretzky red cask whisky.. its finished in red cask wine barrels from his winery estate, very smooth.

Pizzaxbandit says:

Why did the turkey cross the road

because he wasn’t chicken….

James Howarth says:

Hey, I’ve been loving the videos and I really think that you should review Jeffreson’s ocean aged at sea! I would love to see what you two think!

Der Hammer says:

Last week was my birthday and I was gifted a bottle. Of course I tried it right away and I have to agree with you. It is very light and totally an easy whisky to drink. And I really enjoy it. Especially for the price it is an awesome and easy to enjoy whisky.

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