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Overall rating
82.09/100
votes
247
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

€ 81,84

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Whisky Reviews for Auchentoshan 18-year-old

43 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.09 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 85 points 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. JdH scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet-spicy, creamy-mild, gradually builds up woody-spicy aroma - then a little bit bitter
      Later not so spicy, rather slightly bitter woody
    • Finish
      88 88
      Slightly nutty, dark chocolate, coffee, wood, dry
      Quite long, with a pleasant intensity

  6. Canucks89 scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Scent: light. Fresh.
    Flavor: fresh. Herbs. Citrus.
    Aftertaste: eg. Lightly fresh citrus.

    Very soft.

  7. Malthead19 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    - a good single malt but a bit disappointing for the age
    - not as sweet or intense as expected / hoped for,
    - would have expected a bit more overall
    • Nose
      fresh, fruity, slightly floral, grapefruit, green apple, honey, spicy
    • Taste
      spicy beginning, oak, strong (old) wood aroma, light bitter substances
    • Finish
      short mild finish;
      medium-length oak-heavy finish

  8. JNuyts scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. craide scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Light, fruity summer whisky fades quickly and leaves something metallic behind. Could be younger too.
    You do not really notice the age. Pleasant to drink but really no need.
    • Nose
      82 82
      light vanilla, citrus / lime, peach, slightly sweet and fruity,
      fades but quite fast and it remains a metallic smell back.
    • Taste
      83 83
      gentle pricking on the tongue, spicy and powerful in the beginning, herb garden, soft and light in taste,
      slight ginger-sharpness,
    • Finish
      81 81
      medium, saliva is stimulated, soft and some oak prevails

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