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Overall rating
81.87/100
votes
274
Whiskybase ID
WB1883
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
American Bourbon Oak Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label (2008)
Barcode
5010496001776
Added on
09 May 2008 10:39 am
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 85.10

20 × in wishlist

274 × member ratings

464 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Auchentoshan 18-year-old

49 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.87 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 85 points Super Administrator

    It's about time to return to the Lowlands, a whisky region often overlooked and underestimated by connoisseurs. Auchentoshan 18 is reminiscent of a flower garden with ripe citrus fruits, pipe tobacco and hints of green tea. Crème brûlée, milk chocolate and oak spices (cinnamon and nutmeg) unfold a complex aroma. Spicy and gingery in the arrival, the taste develops mildly bitter and grainy with notes of vanilla, brown sugar and roasted nuts. The finish is understated, cask-dominated and fades quickly. All in all, a sound but fairly overpriced Single Malt.

    RATING: 3.7/5.0 stars ≙ 85 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE [+]
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2013]  I found this dram in a commercial advents calendar. 

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 82,5.  I took no detailed notes and never bought a commercial advents calender again.

  3. Archer scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    He has his qualities on the tongue, but the finish is a bit too modest to make the 18 YO a well-balanced malt.
    • Nose
      Some vanillin and heather. The alcohol is penetrating and easily scratching.
    • Taste
      Mild spices. Tobacco, leather. A mixture of different nuts and almonds. At the back, the oak barrel shows itself.
    • Finish
      Short to medium. He disappears quite fast and leaves the Lowland mildness on the tongue.

  4. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Nose flowers, vanilla, lime, almond. Mouth almond paste, malt. Finish short. Disappointing.

  5. maltaholic scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Auchentoshan 18 years, 2008, 43%

    The aroma is great!
    Soft and tasty.
    Woody and dry.
    Some earth.

    Then a surprise in the mouth!
    More fruity than expected.
    There are peaches and apricots.
    Mild and furry.

    Gorgeous!
    I like him.
    A lot...
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. tester1277 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    The special thing about this 18 year old is definitely the sweet and spicy taste. The finish is very gentle and reserved.
    • Nose
      Aromatic, sweet, citrus fruits
    • Taste
      A very own sweet and spicy note that I've never had before.
      Then slowly comes the wood aroma. Creamy, mild, very pleasant.
    • Finish
      very soft, restrained, some spice remains

  7. AXEoftheNORTH scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Fresh tobacco leaves, sweet like caramelized sugar. Green tea and roasted almonds.
    Full-bodied and soft on the tongue. Floral notes. Sweet cereal note and a hint of lemon.
    Long-lasting, perfectly balanced between vanilla and oak flavor.

  8. El Bastardo scored this whisky 60 points Member Senior

    Hmmmm what should I do with you? In which drawer can you be pigeonholed? Difficult because it is versatile. He's not bad and I liked him, but somehow his "indecision" just doesn't hit my mood. Let's see if I'll be more positively surprised the next time.
    • Nose
      Initially a smoky note that reminds me of cigarettes. But "fresh tobacco is somehow not like that. Behind it sugar sweetness and a little ground nuts (as a baking ingredient).
    • Taste
      A little bit spicy, a little sweet, a little woody, a little bit fresh and fruity make a big whole.
    • Finish
      Longer than average, rather spicy and getting a touch of malty. A faint, spicy tingling sensation remains in the throat.

  9. neus007 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  10. neus007 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

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