Auchentoshan 1970

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
21 years old
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
23 aug 2011 10:33 am

Average value

€ 1100.00

6 × in wishlist

9 × member ratings

26 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Auchentoshan 1970

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.29 points.

  1. markjedi1 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I could not get it confirmed,
    but I could swear that this vintage 1970 consists solely (or mostly) of oloroso
    sherry cask matured Auchentoshan. Great Toshan that has become quite
    unaffordable. Thanks, Michael!
    • Nose
      The nose is dark and
      honeysweet. All kinds of dried fruit: plums, raisins, apricots. Then a good
      dollop of juicy honey and a hint of espresso. Apparently quite a few sherry
      casks went into the mix for this vintage. I get some vanilla and cinnamon. This
      is a very lovely nose from Auchentoshan. Delicate, yet deep, if you catch my
      meaning. I love it!
    • Taste
      Good body. Nicely
      oily. Round and tasty. The sherry immediately puts its foot down. This even
      reminds me a bit of Glenfarclas. Wonderfully sweet fruit from the dark side
      (did you see what I did there, fellow Star Wars fans?) with mild spices like
      cinnamon and soft pepper. Succulent!
    • Finish
      My only point of
      criticism is the fact that the finish is so darn short.

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  3. dram-drinker did not rate this whisky Photo Moderator

    Rating from Whiskyfun by Serge:

     Auchentoshan 21 yo 1970 (43%, OB, 1991)  - picture above, left - Colour: cigar/amber. Nose: great sherry, very subtle and elegant. Tons of chocolate, toffee, coffee and orange liquor (Grand Marnier). Really superb, with not an ounce of vulgarity. Smells more and more like a great cognac – and what a fantastic freshness! I really love it, with it’s more than perfect balance and huge complexity. Yes, one of the best heavily sherried malts I had this year. Mouth: oh! Bold and creamy, with lots of sherry (rather in the fino style), orange marmalade, liquid caramel, quince jam, roasted peanuts, sweet white wine (old sauternes). Really brilliant, with just a little lack of power. I’ll try to taste this one ‘against’ an old Glen Garioch 21 yo in the future, should be interesting. Nice, medium finish, on caramel, orange and some hints of burnt cake. 92 points (and perhaps an interesting ‘old bottle effect’ starting to show off.)


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