Auchentoshan American Oak

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
1st Fill North American Bourbon Casks
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L152402 330
Added on
03 Aug 2015 10:48 am

Average value

€ 29.48

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Whisky Reviews for Auchentoshan American Oak

80 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 75.41 points

  1. theo22 scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Yes, it's not a taste explosion.
    But if you like it more elegant and like to take some time to look for the flavors, it is neat.
    There is not much, but what is there is stylish and clean.
    The distillery character also comes through.
    Good "Eichwhisky" or a beginner in a tasting.
    I wonder if the bottlings vary so much.
    Many seem to really hate this whisky (including Ralfy). I can not understand that, so this malt is not wrong.

  2. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Faceless and uninteresting whisky, but you can’t call it direct failure either. Not worth the money.
    • Nose
      Mild, greased, caramel shades, dried bananas, nuts porridge, a little cinnamon and pepper.
    • Taste
      Light, bittersweet, a little sweet and spicy spices, nuts, coconut in the distance.
    • Finish
      Medium length, empty, light spices and cinnamon.

  3. DocF scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Jo, is not the best whisky ever bottled, but pretty tasty. Typical Auchentoshan grassiness, not too little bourbon barrel, lots of citrus. Smaller deductions, because despite the intensive Fassreifung clearly youth is herauszuschmecken. It does not bother so much, I'll give it another try ...

  4. vlad78 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    chemically sweet, dusty, varnished.
    • Nose
      74 74
      It feels like you have entered a closed room where the parquet was recently varnished.
    • Taste
      74 74
      Sweet tones of burnt apple jam. Sickly sweet and varnished.
    • Finish
      73 73
      Varnished, sweet, short-lived.

  5. VanOpek scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    Aged in first fill ex-bourbon casks. The name referes to white american oak (Quercus Alba).
    • Nose
      78 78
      sweet, vanilla, creamy, light and fresh, citric, after a while it opens heavy: raisins, dried fruit, spicy, fresh fruits, powdered sugar, one-dimensional
    • Taste
      75 75
      sweet, oak, herbs, alcohol, dried fruit, bitterness, light, wooden dry
    • Finish
      74 74
      a lot of oak, herbs, warm and long, grapefruit, alcohol, simple

  6. MLE scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      75 75

  7. riegerjonas scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Oak spice, light sherry notes, cinnamon, baked apple, hazelnut, sweetness
    • Taste
      78 78
      Oak flavor, light hazelnut, flat taste
    • Finish
      78 78

  8. jvanopstal scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Typical lowlands whisky. Fruity and light
    • Nose
      75 75
      Vanilla, lemon and coconut
    • Taste
      73 73
      Very thin mouthfeel with citrus and vanilla. Also malt and oak
    • Finish
      73 73
      Short and dry

  9. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Tasted blind. My sister’s clue is: ’Easily available in supermarkets, but I really like it’.

    N: Malty, a touch leathery, a little peanut oil,.. Probably 40%, no more,… typical barley juice fodder.

    T: Slightly thin sharp and sour, a touch greasy,… Could this be Irish? A blend? Possibly,.. nah. Later on, more chalky, malty sweet.

    F: Fairly short, still zesty and sour, helped by a little chocolate and toffee though still thin, greasy sour, and chalky/soft dusty.

    C: Nice nose, the rest, not particularly inspiring. Revealed: For the price, however, it’s fair - and at least it’s not so bourbon/oak/vanilla driven, so easily a few more point than last time I tried this in 2017:


  10. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    At the distillery during the tour it was the entry malt and kinda fun in the morning. But which malt wouldn't in such a setting and with senses still fresh? Inoffensive but rather forgettable malt nobody really needs.


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