Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Sweet surrender
Stated Age
16 years old
1st Fill Ex-Oloroso Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
56.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 Nov 2017 12:17 pm by FernetBranco
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 77.53

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Whisky Reviews for Auchentoshan 2000 SMWS 5.60

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.46 points

  1. FernetBranco scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. tangtang scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    very nice malt. The cinnamon notes give it an interesting profile. Quite tasty.
    • Nose
      A lot of sweet fruits, slightly spicy, cinnamon, cherry liqueur, the alcohol is only slightly present, later the spicy cinnamon notes dominate the profile
    • Taste
      Again, a slightly heavy sweetness at the beginning followed by the spicy cinnamon notes. Fruity with herbs. It dries up slightly later.
    • Finish
      Nice fruity finish, slightly sweet, but the spicy notes predominate. Cinnamon notes only come through easily. A long time. Slightly dry and bitter

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur


    So why didn’t we start with this commonly recognised lighter-styled malt? There’s nothing like a favourable rousing finish, and given the strength, this can easily hold its own.

    N: In true Auchie style, we’ve rose water marmalade with bourbon-y vanilla [and only a little cardboard]. Furthermore, there’s dark roast coffee beans and husky cocoa - surely straight from the barley.
    T: A touch of marzipan, savoury French Fancies< custard creams and a floral sweetness. The oloroso influence comes much later.
    F: Sweet, butyric vanilla, cake icing decorations,.... but every sip brings new delights.
    C: This is a keeper. Oh I see I had this before. I preferred it even more today, though it’s one that stuck with me last time also.

    Scores a B

  4. openmind scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Bosi scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    A successful dram presenting a different kind of Auchentoshan. The distillery profile is still very present in the nose, but loses some flavor and the sherry barrel takes over. I like the whisky pretty much. Could also replace a dessert wine very well.
    • Nose
      88 88
      First, classic Auchentoshan notes dominate: rose water and strawberry jam, followed by warm sherry notes: cinnamon, dessert wine, dark fruits preserved in rum, pipe tobacco and leather polish.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste is slightly dry with sweet gingerbread, rum balls, coffee liqueur and vanilla pudding.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is long, warming and strengthens the astringent element of the taste. Towards the end sweeter notes take over, like Mon Cherie and apples in Calvados.

  6. maurisso scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    I found this balanced and rich of personality.

  7. Helgo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. Mascht scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    a malt that needs a lot of time
    • Nose
      first sugar sweet, cherry liqueur, then spicy oak, sweet perfume with lilac notes
    • Taste
      closed at first, then stronger, honey, beeswax, very complex
    • Finish
      very long with intense trailing flavors like honey and leather

  9. theograph scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Then an Auchentoshan with Oloroso was whitewashed or saved; Pocket Coffee and Mon Cherrie and "Leaton" are the result; the floral, grassy and soft spirit is no longer recognizable; still okay; nice and spicy with a classic sherry profile; Other interesting flavors are: treetop with resin, cough syrup, Riccola sugar, lilac, maybe even rose water;
    After several tastings: thumbs up! 88+ / 89
    • Nose
      Spicy sherry, acidity, red fruits in rum, spicy oloro notes, coffee liqueur;
    • Taste
      Spicy and sherrylastig, again acid / oak, red Rumfrüchte, apples? Coffee shop; "Leaton" Vitamin Juice; flat mouthfeel - at the first sip, later massively stronger;
    • Finish
      Sherry, red fruit and oak; Notes of Café, warming, medium long;

  10. Segens scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    The mouth and finish are unfortunately not as balanced as in the 5.56 and the alcohol is a bit too intense for me. Nevertheless this exotic fruity character in the nose is quite impressive and leaves a memory at least.
    • Nose
      Very similar to the 5.56 in the nose but it is a bit more balanced from my point of view. 
    • Taste
      The mouth remains fruity but you have a bit of a wooden influence. 
    • Finish
      The finish is a bit bitter and wooden and not very well balanced from my point of view. 


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