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Auchentoshan Three Wood

Overall rating
82.13/100
votes
240
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Casktype
Bourbon, Oloroso & Pedro Ximénez Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label
Bottle code
L152213
Barcode
5011333150824
Added on
05 Feb 2014 8:16 pm by Mac49
Colored

Average value

€ 46,51

240 × member ratings

586 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

All versions

Category Rating
Nose
21
Taste
21
Finish
20
Balance
20

Tastingtags

60 Notes

hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Review note
18 Feb 2018 7:57 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 81 points

[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...

Weighted Rate
80.9
Nose
82
Initial taste
78
Body
83
Finish
79
Price
80
Presentation
85
There is no accounting for taste...
Marko_I
Connoisseur Marko_I Tasting note
09 Aug 2016 11:25 pm
Color
Tawny
Nose

ziemlich intensiv, herbe Trockenfrüchte, Storck Riesen, Melasse, Zuckerrübensirup, altes Leder, Möbelpolitur... und im Hintergrund eine leichte künstlich-florale Note

Taste

samtig-trocken, aber recht kräftig, viel dunkle Schokolade, Sachertorte, etwas Zimtschärfe, ein Hauch Möbelpolitur/Wachs

Finish

mittellang bis lang, erst sehr schokoladig, dann trockener, holziger, schärfer

Comments

Sehr intensiv, hat gut Sherry mitbekommen, viel Schokolade, allerdings schimmern der künstlich-blumige Brennereicharakter in der Nase und etwas (jugendliche?) Schärfe noch durch, für ~44€ recht lecker, hat einen Stammplatz in der Whiskybar und kommt gut an.

"Every question I answer will only lead to another question", 'Mother', Lost S06E15
wisekycourse
Expert Senior wisekycourse Note
23 Jun 2018 1:11 pm
wisekycourse gave this whisky 84 points

Au nez,,du caramel un peu grillé,du bois,du chocolat noir!

En bouche,des fruits un peu confits,le bois encore donnant une belle sensation en bouche.Un retour un peu viné et des épices douces pour un bon moment gustatif.

En finale,c'est toujours assez intéressant avec du bois et des fruits confits sur les fruits rouges.

Un dram très intéressant,pas cher,mais avec aussi plus de saveurs que la triple distillation pourrait laisser prévoir!

fûts de bourbon ,de PX et d'oloroso.

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Tuco1972
Expert Junior Tuco1972 Review note
04 Jun 2018 7:15 am
Tuco1972 gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
82.4
Nose
82
Initial taste
85
Body
81
Finish
82
Price
83
Presentation
81
Kontra
Member Senior Kontra Tasting note
04 Apr 2018 10:13 pm
Kontra gave this whisky 80 points
Color
Tawny
Nose

- Ahornsirup

- leichte würze

- ältere Orangen

- brauner Zucker

- leichte süße

Taste

- erinnert an Nutella

- nussig

- würzig

- kräftig

- toffee

Finish

- würzig

- lang

- warm

Comments

- ein für mich sehr guter und vielschichtiger    Whisky zu einem guten Preis

mosesumike
Expert Senior mosesumike Review note
17 Jan 2018 10:32 pm
mosesumike gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
82.6
Nose
83
Initial taste
83
Body
82
Finish
81
Price
86
Presentation
82
make difference and always consider: Is it the main thing to keep the main thing the main thing?
valery77
Expert Senior valery77 Review note
10 Nov 2017 7:15 pm
valery77 gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
84.8
Nose
87
Initial taste
86
Body
86
Finish
85
Price
80
Presentation
80
Koalafant
Expert Senior Koalafant Tasting note
21 Sep 2017 11:10 am
Koalafant gave this whisky 78 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

Sherry, fruchtig, Trockenfrüchte

Taste

Sherry, Rohrzucker, Trockenfrüchte

Finish

lang und kräftig nach Rumrosinen

Comments

Ganz okay und süffig, aber nichts, wofür ich Luftsprünge machen würde.

Notes vom 2014-07-06 => 78/100

mer1973
Connoisseur mer1973 Review note
14 Sep 2017 6:42 pm
mer1973 gave this whisky 81 points
Weighted Rate
81.4
Nose
83
Initial taste
83
Body
80
Finish
80
Price
81
Presentation
81
ctu
Connoisseur ctu Tasting note
31 May 2017 10:53 am
ctu gave this whisky 82 points
Color
Tawny
Nose

Sherry, prune, cherry and orange, spicy oak, vanilla, cinnamon and cloves

Taste

Sherry, plum, honey, cinnamon, citruses, tannic oak and latte

Finish

Medium length, creamy, spicy

Comments

Soft Auchentoshan, but well presented the role of Three Wood.

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