Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Stated Age
20 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
55.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 sep 2011 7:44 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 79.90

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Whisky reviews for Auchentoshan 1990 DR

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.22 points.

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    This is a wonderful and complex Auchentoshan, just the way I like it. And I appreciate it both with or without water. Thank you, Jurgen, for the sample, so I did not have to open the bottle in my collection.
    • Nose
      The nose is very aromatic and sweet on malt and citrus. Pancakes with honey! Farmers butter. Served with fresh Apple juice and rose petals on the side. With a bit of water, I am transported to a forest after a heavy shower. Light on pepper and a leaf of mint. This is a beautiful and complex nose that makes me happy.
    • Taste
      It is piquant and very oily on the palate, but at the same time bittersweet on blood oranges and grapefruit. Turkish Delight and more mint, together with hazelnuts and oak. The oak becomes louder all the time. So much so, that it turns slightly bitter. Water turns up sme sugard lemon slices and keeps the oak at a safer distant. Great stuff.
    • Finish
      The Turkish Delight lingers in the long finish, but the oak speaks the loudest. Luckily it never goes over the top. Water makes the finish somewhat more delicate and offers liquorice.

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  3. Ninofdram scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. Squinugie scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. tebond968 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Auchentoshan 20y 1990/2011, 55.9%, A. Dewar Rattray, bourbon cask 17287, 273 bottles
    The nose starts on sweet and granular notes (freshly made muesli with maple syrup), but these are quickly joined by grassy. Wet grass, but also wetter leaves and equally wet soil. Honey too, but it is the maple (maple) syrup that calls for attention. Some apple juice too (freshly squeezed, not from that tetra stuff). Soft and oily mouthfeel, slightly stimulating. I have both fruit (mandarin and grapefruit) and drier aromas: nuts, oak, cereals, a little resin, herbs. Delicate and subtle, but becomes a bit bitter towards the end. The aftertaste is quite long and bitter. Too bitter for my taste to get the eighty. 78/100 http://onversneden.com/2012/02/20/auchentoshan-20y-1990-a-dewar-rattray/

  6. Furtia scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      74 74

  7. Lafroy scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      76 76


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