Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Particular - The Halloween Edition 2019
Stated Age
22 years old
Refill Hogshead
Number of bottles
55.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
26 sep 2019 2:02 pm by SmiddyMalt
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 159.63

6 × in wishlist

22 × member ratings

51 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Auchentoshan 1996 DL

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.30 points.

  1. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I have tasted it several times at time intervals and it is always disappointing. Alcohol is not well integrated as a whole.
    • Nose
      Bite a little, it's fresh, minty with a citric side.
      Over time there are caramelized hazelnuts, a walnut tart.
    • Taste
      It stings a bit too. It is vegetal, fruity and lemony. There is an astringent side.
    • Finish
      Medium length on the woody, the vegetal with always a lemony fruitiness. It always stings.

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  3. Petitcham scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Less unpleasant taste, neat taste, sweet taste like pumpkin

  4. robbert88 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Plenty of juicy fresh fruit in the palette.

  5. WindBreizheur scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Pure fresh, precise, citrus spirit driven. Love it naked and natural like this.

  6. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Dramtastic.86 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. SRB did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Initial price: £112.67.

  9. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant fruity lowland malt.
    • Nose
      Floral. Citruses, yellow fruits and Verbena candies.
    • Taste
      Creamy. Oily citruses, waxy apple, ginger and pepper.
    • Finish
      Long, fruity, spicy.

  10. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Happy Halloween

    On a blue Monday this Halloween edition from Douglas Laing was announced on social media, but by the time yours truly got home after a hard day’s work (yeah, right) it was already sold out. Darn. But I got lucky as a few days later Douglas Laing announced that a few more bottles would be put online. This time, I was ready, so I scored two bottles. Hurray! It was distilled on the 31st of October 1996, hence… Halloween!

    Ha! Textbook release of my beloved aperitif style whisky. Sweet malt, citrus galore, a bouquet of flowers and lemongrass, joined by candy floss, coconut paste and white chocolate. Sugared breakfast cereals (Frosties) and roasted almonds. Roasted rice too. Pine cones, nettles and… no, sorry, no pumpkin.

    Wonderfully creamy and pretty feisty on the palate. Loads of citrus again. Think lemon and pink grapefruit. That turns somewhat candy-like on acid candy and gummi bears. Yellow apples, pineapple and finally some spices in the guise of white pepper and ginger.

    The finish is stunning as well. Spicy, warm, sweet and sour with a bitter touch. It puts a smile on my face. This is home coming to me.

    Yep, this year will be a Happy Halloween.


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