Auchentoshan breaks convention in the industry by marrying traditional craft with progressive thinking to produce a triple distilled scotch that reflects its Distilled Different ethos. This dedication to forward-thinking was the driving force behind the creation of the New Malt Order – a collective of highly skilled bartenders from around the world who collaborated to produce The Bartender’s Malt.
The New Malt Order team was responsible for every element of The Bartender’s Malt, from the careful selection of casked whisky to the packaging design and branding. The Bartenders’ Malt is derived from a collection of whiskies matured in a diversity of oak, including American and European, as well as a variety of Sherry casks.
“Each member of the New Malt Order has made an indelible mark on our Single Malt to create not just a new liquid but a new interpretation of our brand,” said Judith Giegerich, Senior International Brand Manager Malts for Beam Suntory. “We’re proud to champion the talents of dynamic bartenders from around the world who refuse to be constrained by tradition and look forward to sharing The Bartender’s Malt with the global bartending community.”
The New Malt Order was launched in 2016 to hero the best bartending talent from around the world. Twelve inaugural members were chosen from five countries to produce The Bartender’s Malt:
● Valerie Alvardo (United States)
● Kristina Magro (United States)
● Jonathan Shock (United States)
● Tommy Klus (United States)
● Jack Wareing (United Kingdom)
● Georgia Billings (United Kingdom)
● Jan Jehli (Germany)
● Lucia Schurmann (Germany)
● Michele Heinrich (Germany)
● Oliver Stern (Canada)
● Linus Morgan (Sweden)
● Charlotte Halsius (Sweden)
Auchentoshan The Bartender’s Malt Limited Edition #1 (94 proof)
Visual: Medium gold.
Nose: Light and airy malt nose with a hint of smoke. Young leather and milk caramel.
Taste: Quite rich and immediate, with a smooth entrance that leads to sharper and more defined tonalities. There’s a myriad of aspects here that lend a dry and intense woody forwardness.
Finish: Medium long with a soft warming aspect at the back of the palate. Hints of butter, vanilla bean and sandalwood lend a unique finish.
Overall: An excellent blended single malt that has more than enough character to please any whiskyphile. What sets this apart from many single malts is the depth of character that allow it to breath fully in a cocktail. Kudos to the bartending team that brought this to life!
GSN Rating: A-
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