Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & Company (G&C)
Bottling serie
The Pearls of Scotland
Winter 1998
Winter 2013
Number of bottles
61.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
25 mar 2014 10:04 pm by RoyalScotsman
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 86.63

4 × in wishlist

19 × member ratings

15 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Auchentoshan 1998 G&C

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.38 points.

  1. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    a great Auchentoshan, to the point, strong, intense with a lot that defines the Lowlander. I like it very much. You can also really take your time with it, it continues to develop in the glass.
    • Nose
      very strong, intense, grassy, a little vanilla and lots of citrus peel, predominantly grapefruit and pomelo, maybe even bergamot. Over time, a slight, vanilla-like sweetness is added, but the ctrus notes completely dominate the quite ripe malt. Great, typical Lowland nose, which is anything but tame or boring. The nose gets better and better, the longer you smell it and even gives the impression of something like light mineral smoke. Fascinating.
    • Taste
      Due to the percentage with a lot of strength, there is still a nice sweetness, pepper and grassy notes, a little bitter citrus, also a not too weak dash of oak spice. Very strong, robust malt in the mouth.
    • Finish
      first actually oak, a little mint, then a nice subtle sweetness that plays with the tart citrus peel notes. In the end, the more bitter but fresh notes dominate.

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  3. Boletus did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Despite the high alcohol strength, this Lowland banger can be enjoyed neat, provided you take small sips and give your salivary glands enough time to take over the dilution. Otherwise, you can tease out the aromas a little by carefully adding water. A really nice ''Auchentoshan'' that perfectly reflects the basic character of this distillery, even if the finish sags a bit compared to the impressively intense previous events.
    • Nose
      The juicy and grassy barley carries the perfumed aftertaste so typical of this distillery, accompanied by floral notes of lily of the valley and lilac, there is a tiny musty appeal, but this cannot really be specified, has something of patchouli without a gothic mood, the high alcohol content tickles at first something on the nose, but this settles relatively quickly, creating space for a citrus freshness that spreads quickly, not directly lemon, goes together with a light note of honey in the direction of honey pomelo, there is also a drop of bergamot oil, at a very great distance an open bio-bin filled with damp grain and fermenting peels of yellow fruit, the fire is certainly not overshadowed by the cask, the oak appears slightly burnt and adds an underlying gentle wood smoke note along with toasty and vanilla accents
    • Taste
      The malt glides oily into the mouth and unloads with enormous quantities of juicy barley and exploding gooseberries, brown-spotted plums, steaming sweet grass cut, again this hint of floral muff with a mixture of lilac and patchouli, plus some milk chocolate with blanched almonds and vanilla, honey pomelo adds a almost acid-free and slightly tart citrus note, it becomes sweeter with increasing dilution due to the stimulated flow of saliva, ''Earl Gray'' tea sweetened with a large spoonful of barley sugar, the charred oak does not hide, but does not impose itself either
    • Finish
      Surprisingly short for the intense mouthfeel, now less grassy, but delicately malty and with more vanilla and caramel, slightly nutty with sliced almonds, the almost bitter-free oak disappears into the sinking with a very thin hint of wood smoke, a pleasant tart and sweet aftertaste of pomelo and fresh green barley remains

  4. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Notes from an online blind tasting ...
    And very tasty!
    • Nose
      Light gold tone

      Dusty dry, vanilla, green grapefruit, dried uhu glue. Subliminally acrylic and some soap. Not meant in a derogatory way. The alcohol sticks out a bit, but not intrusive. Fennel tea and cereals.
      With a little time in the glass, sweet, dense caramel develops. Plus a pinch of salt.
    • Taste
      Dry sweetness. Slightly banana and coconut.
      With the second sip, more dry wood and again slightly salty and mineral. The alcohol is at the start, but works without water.
    • Finish
      Lingers in the mouth for a really long time.

  5. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: In the nose all sorts of herbs as found in the forest, forest honey, softwood and a trace of marzipan behind.
    Taste: Strong on the palate with malt, the floral notes are only weakly present, but a lot of oak, a bit dry and bitter.
    Finish: In the finish medium, now only the oak is there, again slightly dry and bitter.

    Comment: In my opinion, without water, it does not work. Only spicy and sharp, because I smell and taste nothing out.

  7. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    What a lovely,
    exciting and atypical Auchentoshan. Around 80 to 110 EUR, depending on where you shop. Thanks,
    • Nose
      A strange sensation,
      I must admit, because the first whiff is not exactly alcoholic – despite the
      huge ABV – but even reminds me a bit of a struck match. That evaporates quickly
      to make room for sweet malt, almond paste and loads of honey. A touch floral.
      Also some violets – the purple hard candy, not the flowers. Somewhat atypical,
      but very interesting.
    • Taste
      Ha, I had expected a
      kick in the teeth, but this one is – despite being very powerful – quite
      quaffable without water. Wonderfully sweet and nutty, malty and floral (without
      becoming perfumy, mind you). It is sweet and dry at the same time. Seems like a
      classic Toshan mixed with a liqueur of nuts. Amaretto?
    • Finish
      The finish is
      surprisingly short – pity – but wonderfully sweet and dry. Now I do get the
      urge to sip some water.

  8. The-Man-best-Friend scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose Without water;
    when he pans for 10 minutes, he opens up honey sweet and malty.
    With water it becomes lighter and floral in the nose.

    With water. Mega powerful start, with tingling on the tongue, full sweet and dry at the same time, I have never, I think.

    Relatively fast away, but remains long in pleasant memory.

    Without water just sipped. Only sweet oily and spicy.

    04/15-Internet € 90.-
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87


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