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Overall rating
86.04/100
votes
27
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Vintage
2000
Bottled
2020
Calculated age
20 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
MoS 20023
Number of bottles
283
Strength
51.5 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
09 May 2020 11:52 am by IsleofArrik
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 103.83

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27 × member ratings

44 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Auchentoshan 2000 MoS

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.04 points

  1. Mannix65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nice and pleasant
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. rottendon scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    I don't know what to think of that at all. The nose was somehow just before uncomfortable, in the mouth an absolute cracker and then it was gone.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    I really wouldn't have come across Auchentoshan now, but I could have, because I once had an Auchentoshan in the glass at Cadenhead in Campbeltown, which was a similar, actually even better grenade in my mouth. With that, however, nose and finish were also right.
    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/96848/auchentoshan-1999-ca
    • Nose
      80 80
      Flesh apples and mineral notes immediately after pouring. A little later peach and a sour bread note. After a while, this acidity and stale note only intensified, it almost smells like it was corked. With a lot of good will, you can also let it pass as an old bottle flavor. Behind it lies a sweet note of ripe peaches, but it doesn't manage to get to the fore. With hand warmth, toffee notes emerge and the alcohol begins to tickle your nose. It is more harmonious now, but still far from being balanced.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The variety also continues in the mouth, but now looks much more balanced and above all more appropriate. The start is mild, yet powerful, the mouthfeel extremely dense and oily, dark honey with toffees, some grass, distant fruit notes and, towards the back, oak in homeopathic cans. In the second sip, the mineral notes from the nose can be found again.
    • Finish
      82 82
      The finish is very short, actually almost too short to describe it. It already fades in the mouth, but it is still very pleasant. A mixture of mint and liquorice is most likely to save itself in the finish.

  3. Svarttt scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      In the longer open bottle, 2/3 empty, the annoying lacquer aromas have almost completely disappeared. An intense, sweet, perhaps somewhat artificial cherry remains.
    • Taste
      83 83
      If you don't like Mon Cherrie, steer clear of it. Intense cherry, sweet, the alcohol is clearly present. I like it best but clearly reduced to about 46%
    • Finish
      82 82
      A dry, fading fruity note remains. The wood itself doesn't seem to have had much of an impact.

  4. Cipidos scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Cherry Syrup

    I had to wait long on this one, but today Billy – the Belgian representative for Malts of Scotland – would by pass in my neighborhood and he therefor delivered to the Toshan Man’s door. Thomas Ewers, the sympathetic owner of this German bottler, selected a refill sherry hogshead that had slept for no less than 20 years with my favorite Lowlander (can I say that in times of Murraygate?). It was bottled at cask strength.

    On the nose I do get those classic delicate traits of Auchentoshan, joined by lovely notes of cherry syrup and blood oranges. Some toffee apples and hint of sour rolls. But underneath there is also a little dirty edge of putty and even a hint of rubber. I consider myself lucky this does not dominate.

    The rubber does not return on the palate. Now I get a creamy, feisty and dark red malts on the tongue. Cherries with chocolate. Make that Mon Chéri. The juice of blood oranges, upholstered with cloves and soft ginger. A bit zesty as well.

    In the finish the tannins come to the fore, making for a lightly drying bitterness. But it remains sufficiently sweet to keep the balance.

    Lovely Auchentoshan that – thanks to being matured in a refill cask – can shows its own DNA.

  6. ea teasse scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    Nice 20YO Auchentoshan. On the nose I get paint and varnish mixed with pomme d'amour and thick cherry syrup.

    The palet goes on in the same direction. The finish is medium long.

    I do enjoy this whisky, but I'm not sure I would want a whole bottle of this. When I spend 100€ on a whisky, I'm looking for something different. While I do like the balance between the sweetness and the varnishy notes, I'm not sure this could keep me engaged for multiple drams.

  7. Odysseus93 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. mema82 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

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