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Auchentoshan Sauvignon Blanc Finish

Overall rating
80.91/100
votes
36
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Exclusive Limited Edition
Bottled
2019
Casktype
Bourbon + Sauvignon Blanc Finish
Strength
47.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L9 287 SB 323231325
Bottled for
Amazon Exclusive
Added on
12 Nov 2019 1:20 pm by Tom na Gruagaich

Average value

€ 34.99

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36 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Auchentoshan Sauvignon Blanc Finish

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.91 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Lemon Curd

    In November 2019 Auchentoshan launched an Amazon Exclusive with their Sauvignon Blanc Finish, a fresh and new triple distilled Lowlander which, according to the tagline on the box, is ‘crafted to be enjoyed chilled’. Wait! What? Seriously? I am not very fond of cooling my whisky (nor do I have good experience with it), so I was pretty skeptical. But when the bottles arrived early December, I got to work. And behold: it is good, but when chilled it is very surprising indeed!

    Soft and sweet spring fresh nose that bursts with citrus (lemon and grapefruit) and young apples. Some vanilla. Not much else, it is true, but that’s okay for this is already quite pleasant. Smells like a good glass of Sauvignon Blanc on steroids. It is much lighter and more fresh and less sweet than the standard American Oak. It kind of reminds me of the Auchentoshan Select from way back when. That is a good thing. With a cube of ice – I had to try, right? – the nose understandably closes somewhat, but does offer a nice note of jasmine. This is good and a textbook example of young Auchentsohan.

    Neat at 47% it is quite enjoyable on green grapes, a tart note that is immediately softened up by some acacia honey, a pinch of white pepper and some oak. Lemon curd, litchi and honeydew melon. A bit zesty. When chilled, it is again a lot less outspoken, but very accessible and fresh. It redefines aperitif.

    The finish is medium long when neat, with a nice salty (!) note at the death, while chilled the finish becomes even longer and somewhat drying with a lovely peppery note at the very last moment.

    In my book, this is the old Select with a soft wine touch. So good. Sure, I am prejudiced being the Toshan Man, but this is a lovely aperitif style Scotch that I will gladly serve my guests this coming holiday season… with a cube of ice, a slice of apple and a leaf of mint in a wine glass!

  2. whisky313 scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    Product description:
    Exclusively available on Amazon
    Distilled to be served Chilled - maturing in former bourbon and Sauvignon Blanc barrels makes this new urban malt something special.
    Auchentoshan Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect combination of two things: fresh notes of citrus and apple through the Sauvignon Blanc barrels along with the unique flavor of our award-winning Auchentoshan single malt Scotch whisky.
    Best cooled and enjoy with friends

    NOSE: Subtle citric notes of white grapefruit with light sweetness of white peaches and green apple, light perfume of eglantine, honeysuckle, scotch broom and jasmine.
    • BUTTON: Lightly peppery with zesty notes, green grapes, light acacia honey and lemon curd, vanilla sweetness, lychees and honeydew melon, but also dried grass and hay notes.
    • FINISH: The finish is hot and peppery with lingering notes of custard apple with a salty mouthfeel.
    • Serve suggestion: Keep Auchentoshan Sauvignon Blanc chilled either in the fridge or in an ice bucket; Keep your two small wine glass chilled in the fridge; Pour a measure over ice; Garnish with a slice of green apple; Return your bottle to fridge / ice bucket.

  3. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    what should I think of that?
    it is simple and solid but in my opinion not a big hit
    an easy drinking dram
    do I want it or do I need it ... clearly no
    but maybe he will reach the hip target group
    I don't know what that should drink chilled either
    • Nose
      Sweet, wine !! (very clear), young banana, young malt, green notes, chewing gum plates or this Huba Buba, fresh, the alcohol tingles a little
      the nose is very fleeting
      HIP (so chilled as required): sweeter, again kaugimmi, the young banana is very noticeable, earthy note, cardboard is more
    • Taste
      soft and silky on the palate
      a strange note to write the wine, some oak, spicy becomes very violent, sweet, malt
      HIP: more of this strange note, tart, cardboard
    • Finish
      medium long
      Liquorice, spicy, sweet, oak becomes more and bitterness comes to an end
      HIP: spicy, cooked pasta

  4. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    It is a fresher, rather lighter, Auchentoshan, who seems a little bit filigree, but knows how to convince. I think the pure quite well. But with regard to the Sauvignon finish, one has to say that it had, if anything, only slight complementary influences. I do not really notice what.
    • Nose
      I like good, citrusy, grapefruit, especially citrus peels, fresh, a little vanilla, clearly Auchentoshan, in the background a slightly musty oak note, but the freshness predominates, with time it becomes really sweet and vanilla
    • Taste
      by the 47% not so harmless, sparkling, peppery, some tart notes, some oak, tends to be dry and tart.
    • Finish
      warm, peppery, some citrus, a little bitterness, again a minimal mustiness, a little puffed, towards the end surprisingly much wood in the aftertaste and also some smoke.

  5. KeesD scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Second time tasting from the freezer instead of at room temperature. The nose had more white wine, otherwise it is fairly similar. Not a very special whisky. Had hoped more and expected because of the Sauvignon Blanc barrels.
    • Nose
      88 88
      White wine comes out stronger, citrus, grass, nice and fresh.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Fresh, citrus, slightly peppery, comparable to room temperature
    • Finish
      86 86
      Peppery predominates, a hint of sweetness comes later.

  6. KeesD scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    It should be drunk chilled from the fridge or freezer, but this tasting note is from an uncooled tasting.
    It does have the typical auchentoshan aftertaste, but expected a bit more wine taste and smell.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Fresh, Grass after a rain shower, Citrus, peel of orange. Not really a white wine nose like the Glen Moray Chardonnay has ...
    • Taste
      86 86
      In itself a unique taste. Kind of white wine with a lot of alcohol, not very sweet, a little bit bitter, very little bit of a sharp edge ... not unpleasant but not spectacular either.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium, a kind of peppery aftertaste is left the longest, with a little bit bitter. When it is sharp off, a slight sweet aftertaste remains in the mouth ...

  7. volker40sw scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Tasted ice cold on 12-25-2019 at my families Christmas Party
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Balticsailor68 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    A great summer whisky. I´m generally not a friend of drinking malt whiskies on ice. But here enjoying it chilled is really recommended.

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