Auchentoshan Three Wood, standard bottle, 86 proof, no packaging, 750 ml, $40-45 Auchentoshan is a lowland distillery that still triple distills instead of double distills as most single malts do. Here we have the unique pleasure to see how two different people "see" the same product. Back in April of 2004, PaulMac reviewed this scotch and I have included that here so you can read the differences between us. The first thing you might notice is that the price has gone up about $5 a bottle since PaulMac's review. Owned by Morrison-Bowmore, Auchentoshan is one of the few remaining lowland distilleries left. This is quite a different whisky then the 21 yo I reviewed here, much darker in color and lighter on the wallet! Three Wood noses a bit malty and then the sherry takes over almost masking a slight toffee smell. The taste is very sherried with a good fruitiness and a little malt. The underlying cleanness is very similar to a good Irish whiskey. The finish is long and somewhat citrus but fairly gentle with oak tannen from the bourbon cask taking over at the very end. Auchentoshan Three Wood is well-made malt that has to be tried, as I don't think it is for everyone. Fans of Irish whiskey I think will like this but not so much those of Isley. I'm still undecided myself and will have to give this another try or two :thumbs: before I reach my final decision.