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Overall rating
88.54/100
votes
144
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2012
Casktype
Oak Casks / Pedro Ximenez Cask Finish
Strength
48.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010496002926
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
10 Mar 2012 9:32 pm
ColoredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 157.19

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144 × member ratings

240 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Auchentoshan Solera

36 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.54 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Great sherry whisky, fat, intense, round, but not overcrowded or too woody. And it is nice that the smell of Auchentoshan is recognizable. By far better than the 21er (and also more expensive).
    • Nose
      Great nose - first jumps briefly) against a fresh-fruity note of the Brennereicharakter reminiscent of the more recent standards (12er, Classic), apple, floral, then come warm and velvety the sherryoten - raisins, dried figs, caramel, cinnamon, viiiiel Marzipan, some gingerbread, chocolate ... will not get boring.
    • Taste
      full-bodied, intense, bittersweet, dark chocolate, orange and blackberry jam, gingerbread, spiced biscuit, cinnamon, sweet tobacco, oak ...
    • Finish
      long and warm, cocoa, dark chocolate, some pepper

  2. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    The Auchentoshan Solera, dyed, but not cool filtered, and as usual in the Lowland distillery, distilled three times, is the logical continuation of the Three Wood. He is even fuller, more elegant, deeper. A well-made NAS whisky made from excellent barrels can be a pleasure.
    • Nose
      The Solera has a beautiful first nose, the PX finish provides a very elegant, deep sweetness. Sherry, juicy plums, ripe cherries. Baked apples, honey and a wonderful mint fresh join, the 48% alcohol are wonderfully integrated.
    • Taste
      The oily volume with the full PX aromas occupies the entire mouth; On the palate, there is also a touch of ginger, the juicy fruits and the sherry in all its sweetness ensure seductive sustainability. Very pleasant, full of elegant depth.
    • Finish
      The finish from the Nosingglas is medium to long, now dominated by the sherry, then followed by some oak, before the dark fruits line up in the tasty farewell songs.

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur



    Absolutely fantastic Auchentoshan that reminds me of the amazing and
    award winning Auchentoshan 1999 Warehouse Range from Malts of Scotland. Not
    cheap, to be sure, but what a party!
    • Nose


      The nose is very creamy on beeswax and extremely sweet on dark fruit. Raisins, maraschino cherries, fresh figs, dades, Sirop de Liège, blackberries, candied sugar, Arabica coffee from Ecuador. I can go on for quite a while, you know. Rosewater, cinnamon, mint and balsamico. Chocolate after a few minutes. Is there no end to this party? Soothing. Unctuous. Voluptuous and seductive, indeed! Stunning nose. I am not exaggerating when I say I nosed this whisky for twenty minutes.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
    • Taste


      Delicious mouthfeel. So full and round, you can almost chew it. Again
      all those beautiful, dark fruits, with a slightly drying touch of oak. This is
      a dessert in its own right. Bittersweet with some orange marmalade, dark
      chocolate and roasted almonds. Cinnamon, saffron and seasoned oak.
    • Finish


      The chocolate and maraschino cherries return in the long, warm finish.

  4. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 89 points Administrator

    Prejudices can be a tricky thing. An overpriced NAS Auchentoshan - this 'Solera' can't be good! Well, it is. Finished in PX casks and bottled at 48% ABV, the nose of this Lowlander is delightful, complex and layered. Dark fruits, Christmas spices and white chocolate harmonize with rosewater, orange peel and hints of thyme. On the palate, the flavors shift to stone fruits, mild pepper and quality wood, and there is an herbal edge with mint, coffee and walnuts migrating into the medium-length finish. I thank the 'Toshan Man' for recommending this treat!

    RATING: 4.2/5.0 stars ≙ 89 pts → FIRST-CLASS [+]
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. peatbogger scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    A good proof there can be power and lots of taste in a Lowland. They should do more of this.
    And I should get me a bottle if I can, as this was only a sample; thanks to Slàinte Mhath.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Wonderful nose. Rich yet soft.
      Deep sherry, raisins and plums.
      Sugary sweet with orange chocolate.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Fat, round, full on PX cask, yet not a complete bomb.
      Lots of dark fruits, quality wood.
      Chocolate and espresso coffee.
      At a lower strenght the sweetness might have been too much, but this is almost perfectly ballanced, as the spice and darker flavours emerge the sweetness recided.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Spice builds up gradually and carry over into the finish.
      The espresso is going a little bitter and dry.
      Slow fade in a rather long finish where I find the distillery profile to be most noticable.
      Very nice.

  6. Calmar scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A wonderful silence, for this distillery just a bomb, in the sad and sad constellation of Ahentoshen for me the second supernova flashed brightly into the company for Tree Wood. Dry enough for the finish RX, although the sweetness sometimes and slip, in general, did not leave the feeling that this is Oloroso, which in no way detracts from the merits of this mole.
    • Nose
      Open, moist, cooled black tea leaves (leaves), prunes - juicy and unsweetened, processed noble wood, raisins, kvasnoe wort, sherry sourish, dried fruits, slightly burnt dried apples, dried pears, cocoa, bitter chocolate, some vanilla, very deep and rich, very nice.
    • Taste
      Enveloping, oily, sweet and sour, sherry, prunes and raisins, burnt crackers, notes of dark beer, the standard seemingly sherry components, but here they form a different, individual picture different from the general flow, well.
    • Finish
      The sherry sourish with beer gristle against the background of prunes, burnt biscuits and leavened wort is very fresh and easy.

  7. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Delicate, woody sherry on dried fruit, cooked fruit. With the opening, floral and mint accents that increase the complexity, it becomes deeper and deeper.
    • Taste
      Fleshy, rather greedy on chocolate, it is soft and consistent. Rather wise and a bit straight.
    • Finish
      Oily, oily and delicious, in continuity.

      Enthusiasm
      Nose 4/5
      Palate and finish 3/5

      Whisky n ° 2194

  8. tribe scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Dark chocolate. Maggie and orange and a bit of smoke. At the far end there is still a hint of lowland. Otherwise quite a sherry board
    • Taste
      91 91
      Again full dark chocolate. And orange again until blood orange. A touch of tobacco and herbs. Coffee is also on board. Very good in the taste and from young not really feel what. There are really old barrels inside. But also young. Great composition.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium length with oak. The fruit fades the sherry comes through with oak and a hint of smoke.

  9. tribe scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Dark chocolate. Maggie and orange and a bit of smoke. At the far end there is still a hint of lowland. Otherwise quite a sherry board
    • Taste
      90 90
      Again full dark chocolate. And orange again until blood orange. A touch of tobacco and herbs. Very good in the taste and from young not really feel what. There are really old barrels inside. But also young. Great composition.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium length with oak. The fruit fades the sherry comes through with oak and a hint of smoke.

  10. ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Wow! Very sophisticated and extremely complex, delicious whisky. Excellent balance.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Soft but powerful. Sherry, plum, grape, cinnamon, orange liqueur, raisin, rum cherry and mint.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Complex. Sweet dark fruits, PX sherry, banana, chocolate, vanilla. Ginger and red wine.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, sweet and soft, slightly metallic and lively acidic

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