Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Calculated age
19 years old
Sherry Hogshead
MoS 19007
Number of bottles
54.1 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
04 Mar 2019 6:38 pm by xllx
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 149.00

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Whisky Reviews for Auchentoshan 2000 MoS

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.58 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur


    Malts of Scotland – the German independent bottler – found a beauty of a sherry hogshead in the warehouse, that was filled with my favorite Lowlander’s triple distilled spirit in 2000. The Auchentoshan matured for 18 years before the cask yielded 329 bottles at cask strength. Two bottles made it my way and I’m very happy with them.

    Hello, there, darling! You smell great! And what lovely legs… Sexy! I hasten to add that I’m talking about the whisky, not to my wife (although she is all that too). A beautiful aroma of overripe peach, mildly rotting oranges (I really like that) and lots of red and blueberries. That is quickly followed by cinnamon and saffron. A touch of caramel and vanilla kick in. Fresh, elegant, provocative and very mature (still talking about the whisky, mind you). I am already in seventh heaven.

    The first sip is soft and mildly spicy, very fuity and sweet, but it quickly becomes more severe and spicy, making my saliva glands go into overdrive. The ABV shows on the palate. Wonderfully fruity notes – again berries, cherries and peach – are wrapped up in delicious sweetness like caramel paste and mokatine. Cinnamon and saffron return, upholstered with some nutmeg. And suddenly, midpalate, a handful of raisins and nuts appear. Hazelnuts and walnuts. Boy, this is truly complex and delicious. Is there such a thing as eight heaven?

    And then there is that unbridledly fruity, riotous and grand finish that just lingers forever.

    Did I only order two bottles of this? Gonna hurry and get me two more! With a big thank you for the very generous sample to my whisky buddy Manny.

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A great drop! Creamy and voluminous dark, so far I had no comparable bottling in the glass. Complex, complex, varied ... at the moment I do not know what to write ... This Auchentoshan is simply amazing!

    23/23/23/22 (91P)
    • Nose
      The orange tannin in the Premium Snifter shines orange and slightly dim, and the streaks sticking to the glass wall dissolve many long and viscous drops. Slightly musty and decayed fruit notes dominate the first impression, dark and heavy berry flavor sticks in the glass, velvety vineyard peaches and sweet sugar slowly rise. The nose is intertwined and difficult to open, gradually showing vanilla, caramelized sugar and sweeter red berries. Currants and hints of sweet cherries end in deep black blackberries and black currants. The nose is fruity and fresh at the same time, at the same time dignified and heavy ... The salivation is stimulated, long story short: I want to finally taste the Auchentoshan!
    • Taste
      Clear and fruity harsh, the first sip flows through the mouth. Burnt sugar and a hint of cinnamon immediately stimulate the salivation, toasted aromas and velvety peaches combine with creamy caramel and an indefinable spice note. Slowly, the alcohol is noticeable and leaves a slight tingling and prickling on the tongue. The salivation is stimulated again, creamy and velvety stick the dark and voluminous fruit flavors on the palate. Another sip is marked by extreme creaminess and dark fruit bouquet, my salivation is almost unrestrained while pleasant sharpness between tongue and palate sticks. Cherries, redcurrants, blackberries, caramel, dates, stick tasty on the palate, creamy and intense make hazelnuts and walnuts noticeable. The taste is incredibly complex and complex.
    • Finish
      Long and complex.

  3. Torfding scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The distillery can do something, you just have to choose carefully. Especially the sherry ripeness often appeals to me, and this one meets the taste again. The distillery character goes down a bit in this bottling, the barrel has done a lot of work in the 19 years.
    • Nose
      In the nose, you already notice that you have to call the whisky almost thick, above all, it seems to me tempting somber and pleasant way somehow musty. Warm, overripe fruit, especially peach peel and crushed dark berries from which thickened juice seeps. Ripe and heavy, warm caramel, a hint of vanilla.
    • Taste
      The impressions are repeated in the mouth, raisins and dried fruits, warm peach, with nuts. First it flows a little softer and more fluid, then gradually it gets thicker and spicier, it gets almost sticky. Creamy and dark, slightly alcoholic, here you can probably experiment with the addition of water.
    • Finish
      The finish is extremely long with a lasting warming feeling, very interwoven fruit-spice notes, after some time the nuts come up again on the palate.

  4. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Again one of those ingenious Lowland style Auchentoshans. Fresh bright aromas starting with grapes which are then getting darker and darker until at some point the whole range of fruit aromas is present. very mild and balanced, perfect maturing time. Long and spicy finish with a persistent creamy fruit

  5. HammerHead scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      A sweet sherry profile with winter spices, overripe fruit, plum, (sour) cherries, canned tangerine and peaches, vague forest fruits, mild coffee with cream, toffee like, a subtle nuttiness, cinnamon and some clove.
    • Taste
      87 87
      A pretty thick and creamy mouthfeel, alcohol way up front, peppery. This definitely needs some water, making it sweeter, fruity and spicy. Toffee, mocha, cocoa, plum, some cherries, sultanas, nutty, cinnamon, nutmeg and still the pepper.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Quite long: some of the fruitiness still lingers, but mainly a very dark roasted and chocolaty drizzle, dominated a little too much by the woody pepperiness.

  6. Gondwana scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Old School Lowland Whisky at it´s best!

  7. nosferatu68 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Elegantly nutty, some forest honey, milk chocolate, in the background forest berries and vanilla. The malt appears complex and shows a full body. When nosing, you can absolutely not feel the alcohol content of this bottling. This is such a real smell malt.

    Palate: The forest honey is there soon, but the fruit acid typical of Marsala also shows up. A wonderful mix of nuts (I've already said that I love nuts) with cream, caramel and wild berries comes to the fore. In the back comes a little dusty cellar and milk chocolate.

    Finish: Nutty and spicy with wild berries, some oak spice in the form of milk chocolate and subtle fruit acid

    Conclusion: unmistakably a Auchentoshan! Although the Marsala barrel can be clearly recognized and it has also left very clear traces, the distillery character has been retained. That's how I like it

  8. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose

      The colleague starts out very softly and with a relaxing effect. A fine, fresh leather note. Dried, light fruit aroma. Dry wood and nutmeg. Everything is set nicely and not overloaded. Marzipan and sweet pickled cherries.
      With a little time in the glass, the colleague appears more grainy. In addition, a little cocoa powder and milk chocolate. Delicate herbs play in the background and underline the whisky. A sour fruit aroma joins it. Has something of pomelo.
      This is one that you want to smell quite relaxed for a long time.
    • Taste
      Soft, sweet start. Maple syrup is my first thought. Then a lot of seasoning and some alcohol come through. Tinkling on the tongue. Grapes in a chocolate coating. In addition a slightly bitter nut aroma. Has just hints of red wine. Licorice, marzipan, blueberries. With the second sip, a dry tea aroma develops. Something like rose hip tea.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. At first pretty bizarre. Then it gets creamier and sweeter. Forest honey now completely pastes your mouth. Something even develops that reminds me of pine forest.

  9. Samwise2020 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. LeChiffre scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A successful malt from the Auchentoshan distillery, which I often find less convincing. Fruity sweetness and spice with a well integrated alcohol strength harmonize well, the malt is very pleasant to drink. But the courtesy is also the small shortcoming which prevents an even higher rating, because somehow it is also a bit boring and not very exciting for me in the aroma spectrum. There are 87 points in the overall package.
    • Nose
      87 87
      fruity and sweet; at first there is a delicate oak note (young wood) which is replaced by the intense fruity sweetness with time in the glass; Berry flavors; Peach notes; Vanilla; Caramel; creme brulee
    • Taste
      87 87
      sweet and syrupy; sticky mouthfeel; tender peach; dates; Caramel; with increasing time in the mouth there are slightly peppery notes (white pepper); nutty; delicate tingling oak note; Water does not produce anything new, it only makes it softer / more pleasing
    • Finish
      86 86
      slightly astringent; fruity-spicy; some white pepper; tart oak note


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