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Auchentoshan 2008

Overall rating
85.79/100
votes
20
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Distillery Cask
Vintage
17.09.2008
Bottled
17.02.2019
Calculated age
10 years old
Casktype
First-Fill Californian Red Wine Cask
Casknumber
3814
Strength
57.8 % Vol.
Size
200 ml 700 ml
Added on
28 Feb 2019 2:33 pm by malt-n-taste
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 101.00

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Whisky Reviews for Auchentoshan 2008

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.79 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    California

    As far as I know, this is the first time ever that Auchentoshan offers a Californian Red Wine Cask as the distillery exclusive. I know that my beloved Lowlander has something of a love affair with red wine casks, but those were always from Bordeaux. Hence, I am quite curious as to what this cask from the States has done with the triple distilled spirit of Auchentoshan.

    Wonderful nose! A truckload of red fruit and autumn leaves, but without any trace of cheese, which I have had in some Bordeaux casks before. Honey, raisins, chocolate, cherries, raspberries, strawberries… the works. What a wonderfully fruit and sneakily candy-like Auchentoshan indeed.

    The ABV is not for the faint hearted, but still is eminently quaffable. It is candy-like sweet with a spicy edge from pepper and cloves. Sturdy fellow, but with a playful character. Not astringent in the least, not a trace of oak too many, this is just very good and balanced.

    The finish is very long, spicy and sweet.

    The sweet tooth among us are going to love this. Feel free to serve it with soft cheese or – I kid you not – a strawberry pie. Or – and this may sound like blasphemy – use it in a cocktail. Really, make an Old Fashioned with this! You’ll thank me later.

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