Auchentoshan 1992 MBa

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Maltbarn (MBa)
Bottling serie
No. 44
Stated Age
23 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
52.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
27 aug 2015 9:03 am by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 136.00

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54 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Auchentoshan 1992 MBa

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.44 points.

  1. Derufus scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  2. toklian scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    N22 P22 F22 B22

  3. scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    22 21 22 21 86
    22 21 22 22 87

    Coffee, unwashed cow's milk....
    Cucumber, and tannic, sandalwood! - rich in color whisky, excellent barrel!

  4. Макс scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Ostap scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Quite interesting whisky, rich and bright, rich in nuances of aroma, drink well. Perhaps a bit sharp in the aftertaste.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Dessert, candy, citrus, apples, juicy, compote, honey and wax, chocolate, floral, tropical, fresh herbs, marshmallows, berries, oak, coffee without sugar, a little earthy, cookies, sweet cherry, bisex, salted caramel, iris, apricot , half coconut.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Tropical, rich pepper, mineral, honey-wax, candy and fruit.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Pepper, tropical, warms, knits, oak, long-lasting, dries, metal scale, grassy, pruned.

  6. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Much different than any Auchentoshan I've had the opportunity to taste.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Calmar scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Not bad, in general, for this distillery, the flavor is worthy of your years, if you do not hurry up and wait for its disclosure, the taste / finish is poorer, but, given the general level of the distillery, it is rather luck than vice versa.
    • Nose
      Dry, very closed, raw oak, malt and grain notes, vegetable tones, a few grassy motifs, closer to the mown dried up grass, raw potatoes, faint gleams of lemon peel and peel of green apples - that's all, in fact, the fragrance reveals itself over time, becoming more rich and friendly, vanilla, creamy ingredients - condensed milk, toffee, melted milk.
    • Taste
      Sharp, sweet-oak, very poor in ingredients - creamy-caramel sweetness, oak and peppery wave, a little medicinal mix-grassy notes.
    • Finish
      Warming, tart-oak, a little sweetness and mineral notes, dried medicinal herbs.

  8. helmutgw scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    F: middle gold - greenish N: malty, mowed grass, greenhouse? G: light body, slightly alcoholic, sweet - grassy - malty - subtle spiciness A: long, alcoholic, as above + H2O: will be very nice and round
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. Gaija scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    If only every Lowlander had the same charisma, the same fierceness ! The nose is just a little too shy for me to go up to 90. And just as Mark, I thank Dirk from Dram242 for the sample ! ;) 
    • Nose
      Quite a lot of orange and grapefruit, but also more "sexy" touches of olive oil and fresh butter. Quite grassy as well with lemon balm. A light and citrusy beerish side settles down, with subtle oak spices arising (white chocolate and big ginger). Bergamotte, dry white wine, mint ... Very subtle, charming and discrete. 
    • Taste
      All the contrary. It enters in your mouth, you're thinking "well okay" and then BOOM, it explodes ! Huge fizzy bite of various spices, lemon balm, citrus fruits all kind, dry champagne, ginger, mangoes ... sweet god ! Simply excellent, sharp, crisp, sparkling.
    • Finish
      Mandarines and kumquats are unmistakable. Magnificient evolution on the former beerish touches, unripe mangoes, lime ... Ultra "realistic".

  10. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur


    This is the first Auchentoshan bottled by the German indie Maltbarn. The Lowlander was distilled in 1992. It matured for the full 23 years on a bourbon cask, which then yielded 134 bottles at cask strength. I like the label. Let us see if I like the contents of the bottle as well.

    The nose is surprisingly creamy on hay, oranges, but also candied ginger and something that reminds me of an effervescent tablet. To be clear: this is not an off-note. I also get a weird mix of nettles and candied sugar, but again: it works! Water changes its profile somewhat and then give me – do not laugh – some wet clay!

    It is quite creamy on the palate and immediately spicy. Think pepper, ginger and some nutmeg. Maybe even some mustard! Loads of grass, now. Much more than on the nose. Then the fruit kicks in. Mostly grapefruit with a hint of blood oranges. Touch bitter, but certainly not over the top. Au contraire! Wonderfully zesty. Water takes away some of the spices and makes it more fruity Now it is all about citrus.

    Fairly long finish on all kinds of citrus fruit.

    Great cask selection, I find! With a drop of water, it becomes very outspoken. Maltbarn has just appeared on my scope. Thank you, Dirk of Dram242, for the sample.


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