Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bourbon, Oloroso Sherry and Pedro Ximenez
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
24 Jun 2007 9:44 pm

Average value

€ 128.71

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116 × member ratings

311 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Auchentoshan Three Wood

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.49 points

  1. DocF scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Tasting: http://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/43

    Farbe: Chestnut / Oloroso Sherry
    • Nose
      Sulfur or not sulfur? A little sulfur. Air drives it out of the nose, at least. Dates and overripe plums, smells old and musty, maybe a bit stale. Old hay. According to the newer TW: rotten egg. No thanks. With a lot of breathing this sulfur + lots of Oloroso Combo cough syrup becomes. Very nice.
    • Taste
      Yes, nothing more musty, sulfur yes, Oloroso yes, even a lot, tree sap, straw, mirabelle plums, cinnamon, charred wood. Really bitter. Pretty racy for the time in the bottle.
    • Finish
      Dates, bitter, short.

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2014]  I had this dram during a "Lowlands" rarities tasting at Bonn.

    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.  My notes state a light and sweet profile with some unpleasant perfumy notes.

  3. Allandale scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Body;Oily, marshmallows like.
    • Nose
      Soft. Orange zest, apricot, dates,marshmallows.
    • Taste
      Perfumy, lemon grass, cashews. A delicate interplay of flavours, but the whisky struggles to make itself heard among the woods. Better with little or no water.
    • Finish
      Long. Creamy.Raisins. Aniseed. Fresh oak. Sappy dryness.

  4. Deloti scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    I don't have much to say about it, it left me unimpressed. A rather faint-hearted dram.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, sherry, plums.
    • Taste
      Caramel, oak, pear jam, brown sugar
    • Finish
      Very sweet. Medium in length and fresh.

  5. stefsel111 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. peatbogger scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    Auchentoshan is my chill out brand, when I want to have a treat but not overload the senses.

    Still not had a bad one, this one's neither.It's much more going on in flavour and sweetness than in the straight 10yo though,

    Even so, it's not a GlenDronach, so it's a bit sad to see thay feel the need to colour it to make an impresion of something it's not.

    It can totally stand it's own ground.

  7. Jimjam scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The back of the box of this 50ml miniature says this Whisky is triple distilled and matured in American bourbon oak, then finished in Spanish Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez (PX) casks

    COLOUR: Dark russet: the box says "mit Farbstoff (Zuckerkulör)", so the colour isn't from the cask

    NOSE: Sweet dark fruit from the sherry cask - rich, soaked prunes. Baked apple and cinnamon. Cardboard and paint in the background. Later: chocolate orange. 

    PALATE: Thin mouthfeel. Dark fruit flavours at the start - but this in no Glendronach sherry bomb, comparatively dry. Flavour is a little thin after the initial fruit

    FINISH: After the thin mid-delivery, rich dark fruit returns and lingers on the back and sides of the tongue. Actually fairly long. 

    CONCLUSIONS: Despite the rich prune and apple nose the mid-delivery is weak before richness returns at the finish. I've never experienced that with a whisky before. Enjoyable, though. 

    SCORE: 83

  8. Georges scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  9. Georges scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Really sweet, brown Sugar, prumes, currants
    • Taste
      Fruity, lemon, hazelnuts, cinnamon 
    • Finish
      Fruity, fresh, sweet

  10. Malt Hans scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur


    and reluctant aroma, plums, vanilla, ripe banana, cinnamon, nutmeg,

    heather honey and oak. Caramel sweet taste, floral honey, nutmeg, malt

    and orange marmelade. Medium long and fruity end.


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