Auchentoshan 1999

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Bordeaux Cask Matured
Stated Age
11 years old
French Oak
Number of bottles
58.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
24 Jul 2011 10:56 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 110,00

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65 × member ratings

127 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Auchentoshan 1999

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.29 points

  1. Defeatless scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    This one is done not the best way they could have done it.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Clearly sweet and wine matured, there is a savoury in here. I find it a bit like vanilla, strawberry ice-cream. Besides that, it is rather wine dominated. Not bad, but could have some more depth.
      With water: more alarming woody notes poping up.
    • Taste
      79 79
      A hit of sweet and quite some sour. This needs water, for it is too much. Not a lot of subtle notes out here.
      With water: more sweet notes and red fruit notes are up. But then there is a bitter note showing.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Medium length. This is quite aggressive with some sour notes and a touch of red fruit notes. But it gives a unpleasant bitter note too.

  2. Dre73 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Dre73 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    This whisky can clearly use a few drops of water, makes it considerably more accessible and friendly, without having to sacrifice taste. Takes away only the somewhat irritating character that there is still without water.
    • Nose
      Red fruit, raisins, nuts, almond. And spicy, cinnamon, nutmeg. Occasionally a hint of earth / forest.
      A few drops of water make the smell much sweeter (honey, caster sugar) and less spicy.
    • Taste
      Peppery, firm! Red fruit, spicy weather. Also sweet, honey, some vanilla. Plum. The alcohol is prominent and somewhat corrosive.
      A few drops of water make the dram immediately more accessible; taste becomes softer and sweeter, more honey, caster sugar.
    • Finish
      Slightly peppery, red fruit, sweet too, honey. Mid-length. Dryer.

  4. tebond968 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Auchentoshan 11y 1999 Bordeaux cask matured, 58%, OB 2010, 6000 bottles
    Very 'nutty' start: almonds, walnuts, cashew nuts ... Thereby light fruity (all kinds of red fruit) and spicy notes (nutmeg, pepper and cinnamon). Slightly sour. Redcurrant. Something of chocolate also called. The taste is sweet and spicy on candy sugar, vanilla, pepper, nutmeg and fruit. Again that red fruit (which of course should not be surprised), just like a little orange. Taninnes also called. Becomes really bitter and somewhat sour. Grape seeds. With water less sharp and sweeter. Not too long, dry, bitter aftertaste. Without water, not nice, with water either. Or not really tasty, bad I would not dare to call this whisky again, but is of course much better Auchentoshan 1999 ... 75/100 http://onversneden.com/2012/05/20/auchentoshan-11y-1999-bordeaux-cask-matured/

  5. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This toshan has a beautiful impressive nose which the palate and finish really can't match. A strong influence of wine, not too surprising and an explosion of flavors. Needs time to improve, and well worth it when given.

    (Rating interval 82-86)
    • Nose
      A kind of perfume-oak and summer fruits start the nose. It's spicy with aromatic pink pepper, soft caramel-cocoa, brown sugar and sour citrus, tangerine.
    • Taste
      Rich and warm, sour red currants, unripe strawberries, sour plums, acidic red wine, some balsamic vinegar, black pepper, bitter oak and lemon oil. Water is definitely needed to avoid the strong alcohol nip to disguise everything else. Also, it becomes slightly sweeter, touches of brown sugar with water. 
    • Finish
      The finish is medium in length with bitter citrus, aromatic oak and lemon drops.

  6. sssun scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    A fruity whisky with Bordeaux cask matured. The most interesting is the hint of Yamazaki 12yo.
    • Nose
      Warm, alcohol interference, vanilla, grass, lemon, tangerine peel, raisin, strawberry, and cinnamon. With water -> blueberry, strawberry, vanilla, plum, and peach. 
    • Taste
      Lemon, tangerine peel, strawberry, grape, nuts, wood, vanilla, and toffee. With water -> wood, vanilla, and grape, a little hint of Yamazaki 12yo.
    • Finish
      Short to medium, fruity with berries and peaches, tangerine peel, and dry.

  7. HunterRomario scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This is one of the most successful whiskys ripening in red wine barrels for me. Even due to her age, she was excellent.
    • Nose
      Lots of fruit, cinnamon, chocolate. Cinnamon is dominant there. Sweet. (88 b)
    • Taste
      Very sharp, which will not surprise you. Creamy, fruity, chocolate, tones in a dry or sherry style, even though the red wine will show up, but in a bite. (88 b)

  8. rinuskrijnen scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    The whisky was released to commemorate the storming on the Bastille in France
    and to celebrate the old relationship between France and Scotland. This powerhouse is indeed able to destroy the Bastille. But then with
    fruit tones, beautiful wood, light earth.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. granella2003 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    With a 11-year aging in oak casks which previously red wine has matured Bordeaux Cask Matured Auchentoshan has a unique taste palette with enchanting aromas developed. A whisky that is praised for its price / quality ratio, the proverb "value for money" is certainly applicable to this topper! 
    • Nose
      Sweet and sour flavors of summer fruits, such as blueberries and juniper berries, and grapes and tangerines. Subtle notes of chocolate and cinnamon can be observed that the whisky an adventurous touch.
    • Taste
      A creamy texture that starts with a classic malt character but soon runs into an explosion of exotic flavors with the oak prevails with a good dose of caramel and vanilla through. A very pleasant combination of herbs, gingerbread, cherry and fruit cake complement the above and together lead to a very attractive whisky. 
    • Finish
      A long, lingering finish that dry doing to the notigheid of almonds

  10. Falnor scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    If I had to
    choose a young and cask strength Auchentoshan, I would go for the Valinch
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    • Nose

      berries, red fruits and very nutty. Also spices like nutmeg and pepper. Not a gentle dram at all and it gets a only bit rounder with water.
    • Taste

      Green apples
      and other fruits that are not ripe for eating. Big whisky because of the chilli and again nutmeg. Dry oak and grapes gives it a bitter taste.

      After some water the cinnamon and fruit shows up and it gets sweater.
    • Finish

      Bitter, warm and after the initial 'kick' it fades away.


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