- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bourbon & Oloroso Sherry Casks
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 1000 ml
- New Label
- Bottled for
- Travel Retail
- Added on
- 05 Oct 2017 12:16 pm by BeatF
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Whisky Reviews for Auchentoshan Heartwood
16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.56 points
- In my opinion this malt is slightly underrated on Whiskybase. Of course it does everything to make the hardcore whisky fan cringe: It's NAS, it's excessively coloured and chillfiltered. Thank god it's at least bottled at 43% - any less and it would lose any substance. Being presented like this is a shame, because the juice in itself is very fine. The interplay between sherry notes, bitter wood spices and the fruity character of the distillate really works, and the notes of blood orange marmalade, grapes and chocolate are quite marvelous. At less than 40€ for a litre bottle the price is fair too. Don't hesitate to try this if you are looking for a good soft sherried unpretentious everyday dram (but keep an alternative with more oomph ready) and a good session starter.
- In a nutshell, he fails. A pleasant, sweet nose, a mouthfeel that is too bitter and, above all, absolutely watery. Actually rather irrelevant.
- Distilled three times, like all Auchentoshan whiskys, it is smooth and easy to drink, in which the fruity and honeyed notes stand out.
Light with the classic vanilla and honey notes of bourbon barrels accompanied by citrus and dried fruit notes
Easy on the palate, citrus peels and notes of almonds and hazelnuts.
Spices, sour and oak wood.
- It's the older brother of Auchentoshan Springwood. Aged in ex-bourbon casks (barrel and hogshead) and ex-sherry olorosso casks.
fruity, citric, volatile, sweet, honey, floral, intense, apple, pear, spicy, dried fruits, complex and pleasant
very sweet and intense, pepper, spices, vanilla and caramel, oak, herbs, hints of citrus, dried fruits, smooth and pleasant
oak, herbs, dry with sweet hints, coffee hints, charred oak, smooth and pleasant, long, rather simple
- Nice whisky
Lime, oranges, chocolate and caramel
A bit sweet and nutty with raisins and some caramel
Short to medium long and a bit warming with again chocolate and some spices
- In the nose hints of sherry clearly recognizable, even if nothing dominates here - everything is well integrated.
The taste is first gentle, then strong on the tongue, turns into a tart note (dark chocolate).
At the moment a liter for around 35 euros - you can't complain about that.
[80 - 76 = 'really not bad'-whisky --- but do I need a (second) bottle?], But for the PLV: 83/100
sweet, dark fruits, with a dash of acidity (strawberries / plums not yet fully ripe).
Raisins and some marzipan are added. Spices (nutmeg and cinnamon) are only in the background and develop over time.
Light oak note.
soft start, which is then a little stronger (peppery). Sweetness and fruit are there in the same way, but are then slowly displaced by the spices.
It tips over into a slightly tart note (dark men's chocolate / espresso), but is still far from bitterness.
Second sip: it becomes more viscous, creamier, "darker". Third sip: something nutty (macadamia / hazelnuts) emerge.
the spices / oak seasoning and the tart note remain in the mouth for a long time. It gets a little drier.
Inexpensive, well-made malt with a clear sherry note.
Dark fruits, sweet sherry and some coffee.
At first sweet, then more and more fruity. Very mild and pleasant.
Dry and fruity. Somewhat spicy oak at the end.
- Surprisingly for a young NAS it must breathe at least 10 minutes
Lots of nuts, leather, on the second nose - flowers
Medium, sweet, dried fruits