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Auchentoshan Three Wood

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bourbon, Oloroso & Pedro Ximénez Sherry Casks
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
New Label
Bottle code
Added on
05 Feb 2014 8:16 pm by Mac49

Average value

€ 46,51

Whisky Reviews for Auchentoshan Three Wood

63 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.10 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    [February, 2018]  I had my last 'toshan Three Wood quite a long time ago and I cannot remember how it tasted.  So I appreciate this opportunity to re-taste a sample provided by a friend.

    The colour is russetmuscat and the texture shows small tears with rather fast legs.  The nose is very oak-driven (obviously they use a lot of virgin oak in the newer batches) with a significant herbal spike (caucasian oak, I guess) like the Ardbeg Kelpie.  Unfortunately, this is not my favourite profile - it compares to many other modern designed whiskies that I do not like either (by the way, these profiles are designed "out of despair" because of the cask shortage due to the long-lasting whisky boom).  It arrives quite bitter and adstringent in the mouth, another clear sign of (too much) aggressive virgin oak.  Not to my liking either.  The taste itself offers more of the sherry flavours (that are very shy in the nose) beside the heavy wooden and strong herbal notes.  Better, but still not good (according to my taste buds).  The finish is rather short and again somewhat bitter-adstringent from the tannins of the virgin wood.  Water increases the (anyhow strong) herbal aromas both in the nose and on the palate and it turns the finish even more bitter.  

    Sorry, not my kind of a pleasant dram.  You might enjoy it if you prefer the bitter side of life...
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      79 79

  2. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Very intense, has good sherry, a lot of chocolate, but the artificial-flowery Brennereicharakter in the nose and some (youthful?) Sharpness shines through, for ~ 44 ¬ quite yummy, has a regular place in the whisky bar and is well received.
    • Nose
      rather intense, tart dried fruits, Storck giants, molasses, sugar beet syrup, old leather, furniture polish ... and in the background a slight artificial-floral touch
    • Taste
      velvety-dry, but quite strong, a lot of dark chocolate, Sachertorte, some cinnamon sharpness, a touch Möbelpolitur / wax
    • Finish
      medium to long, first very chocolaty, then drier, woodier, sharper

  3. mosesumike scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    I got that as a club bottle at Whisky.de.
    But it is very difficult for me to say anything here.
    Because I think that was the first whisky I almost did not get empty. I would like to join in the good words of a member of the base, he has put it appropriately:

    Strong woody aromas and a lot of sherry fruit I find pleasant, the first half bottle I still enjoyed, but then tried other drops, after a year with occasional try and compared with other Sherrymalts I had to give away the rest, his sprightly young touch spoils me Enjoyment - maybe it's the Brennereicharakter, but speaks that I like the American Oak very much

  4. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    very sweet and light malt,
    for dessert
    • Nose
      dried figs and plums,
      something green apple,
    • Taste
      sweet at the beginning, slightly bitter,
      Oak seasoning,
    • Finish
      short-medium, spicy

  5. thijs100 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Bigger flavours than you'd usually get at this price point (those peat monsters notwithstanding), but not completely balanced. Good value for money though.
    • Nose
      Old, damp oak and furniture polish, with hints of tobacco, honey and brown sugar, as well as some soft notes of dried red fruit and leather.
    • Taste
      Drying. The oak is very noticeable (too much), as is a ginger note, but it is also creamy with plenty of dark chocolate and cherries. Finally a subtle tartiness, maybe similar to aceto balsamico (although far from as rich and complex as the real thing).
    • Finish
      Spicy and dry, as well as milk chocolate.

  6. Hare&Copper scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting. Spirit totally overwhelmed by wood. Not horrible but don't really understand the point of this sort of whisky.
    • Nose
      Newspaper. Apple shampoo. Floral. Leather. Sappy. Lots of wood. Pencil shavings. Vanilla. Coconut ice. Raisins. 
    • Taste
      Cinnamon. Cloves. Very woody. Bourbon like. Dry and salty. Bitter.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Bubblegum

  7. wisekycourse scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    At nose,

  8. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. Kontra scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    - a very good and multi-layered whisky for a good price
    • Nose
      - maple syrup - light spice - older oranges
      - Brown sugar - sweet sweet
    • Taste
      - reminds of Nutella - nutty - spicy - strong - toffee
    • Finish
      - spicy - long - warm

  10. valery77 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85


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