Auchentoshan Blood Oak

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
French Red Wine & American Bourbon Casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
16 Nov 2018 4:42 pm by hylla

Average value

€ 66.23

4 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

128 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Auchentoshan Blood Oak

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.71 points

  1. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Disappointing experience. The red wine finish barley comes through, the typical Auchentoshan character is just slightly enhanced by some red fruits. That's pretty much it. The alcohol is way too strong, badly integrated and all in all it's very flat. The harsh alcohol in the nose and on the palate makes this, as mentioned, a disappointing experience. Bummer!

  2. VanOpek scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Not bad at all.
    • Nose
      79 79
      sweet, alcohol, dried and fresh fruits, oak cask, intense and heavy
    • Taste
      80 80
      sweet and light, sour, oak, spicy, pepper, herbs, pleasant, simple
    • Finish
      80 80
      a lot of oak, spicy, warm, bitter herbs, warm and long, simple but pleasant

  3. Stefan_Hartl scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A completely different Auchentoshan: Instead of a slightly matured whisky with delicate aromas such as peach and floral notes, the barrels used here totally dominate. The red wine barrels bring wonderful fruits such as berries, oranges and cherries. The 46% are also good for the whisky, Auchentoshan should bottle this strength more often.
    • Nose
      Immediately sweet vanilla and strong raspberry notes. Then a wonderful fruit mix, there are plums, cherries, blood oranges and strawberries. A really nice, dark fruity nose. The malt is very different here from the Auchentoshan I've tried so far, the delicate peach and flower notes are completely missing, the aromas from the red wine barrels definitely dominate here.
    • Taste
      First oily, sweet and light with a little honey and again a colorful fruit basket, especially oranges and berries. Then emerging oak spice with a little cinnamon
    • Finish
      The long finish is dominated by a lot of spices with a little coffee and a remaining red wine note, as well as oranges, strawberries and spicy forest honey. Later the sweetness gives way to the oak and some dryness. Slightly mineral notes at the very end.

  4. Mapl scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. Ron Whisky scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Good and edgy Single Malt. There must be some quite young parts in it but overall very nice.
    Nose: Very fruity with cherries, berries and a little bit of vanilla
    Taste: Cherries, mandarin orange, a little bit of vanilla and a little alcoholic (but nice)
    finish: mid-long, very fruity


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