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Auchentoshan Blood Oak

Overall rating
82.58/100
votes
218
Whiskybase ID
WB72483
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2015 Limited Release
Bottled
2015
Casktype
French Red Wine & American Bourbon Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 152307
Barcode
5010496004357
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
01 Oct 2015 2:45 pm by Peter87
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 61.94

20 × in wishlist

218 × member ratings

549 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Auchentoshan Blood Oak

40 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.58 points

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Very interesting whisky, a set of so strange and specific derivatives, each of which individually can spoil any release, but together they are even somehow attractive.
    • Nose
      Open, wet, leafy leaves, overripe fruits, blue cheese, dried fish with a choke, rotten notes, dry boards, sulfur-mineral shades, fermented jam.
    • Taste
      Thick, saturated, moist cardboard, berry notes, raisins, uncoated tablets, oak, mineral tones.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, mineral-metallic notes, sulfur tones, mineral water, oak, something industrial-mineral, raisins, berries

  2. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Great, intense whisky, meets the expectations that the presentation awakens. It is fascinating that even in such a barrel-dominated Auchentoshan clearly the Brennereicharakter can be seen.
    • Nose
      strong, heavy-sweet. spicy, candy, forest berry jam, marzipan, gingerbread, but also (just at the beginning) the typical fresh-flowery Auchentoshan notes
    • Taste
      Orange marmalade and zest, honey, dark chocolate, spicy-spicy, neat pepper
    • Finish
      long, chocolate, pepper

  3. steff scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. riegerjonas scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    2020-06-02
    • Nose
      83 83
      Oak, sour, moss, floral, orange, vanilla, cherry
    • Taste
      85 85
      tingling, malty, oak, dark chocolate, slightly cinnamon, overall softer and more balanced compared to the Three Wood, the difference is probably due to the red wine barrel finish
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. Astrid scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    An impulse purchase while waiting at London Airport in autumn 2015. After the price quoted for this bottling went down successively in the years that followed, I was worried that I had caught a slow seller. But it surprised me in a positive way: the red wine harmonizes very well with the Auchentoshan distillate and you keep discovering new flavors. Even the youth only flashes in places. Batch L152307
    • Nose
      86 86
      Jam, both the red wine and the barrels made from American white oak have left their mark on the distillate, the slightly spicy wine has a few tannins as well as plenty of fruit such as prunes, blood orange or strawberries, as well as cherries and currants, on the other hand the white oak wood is also good Validity and the typical Bourbon aromas of vanilla, caramel and banana can be found, but behind all this the distillery character is not hidden, mandarine and marzipan, delicate floral notes and hay, apricots with honey, bread and tea
    • Taste
      85 85
      very soft and oily with honey, fruity red wine with spicy tones from the barrel, lots of strawberries, plum jam, blood orange and tangerine, cherry, vanilla, cinnamon and clove, almonds, a little bit of dark chocolate, coconut and barley malt, banana
    • Finish
      85 85
      malty with dark chocolate and caramel, some oak and spices, orange, slightly metallic, blanched almonds and banana, here too the red wine doesn’t let up and transports prunes and cherries, some strawberries, plus honey, coconut and almond butter, vanilla, some apple and tobacco

  6. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Love the 46% abv. and the casks match the distillate. Pretty good for an Auchentoshan, just get it on sale for a reasonable price. Would recommend for somebody looking for something different but still with a certain balance to it.

  7. Squinugie scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. gaboruso scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. Jackson05 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    2015 Limited Edition... as in, it’s still available in 2019 limited... as Jerry Seinfeld said “we are limited in the number we can sell”

    I took no notes, and did not finish my sample.

  10. dramspotter scored this whisky 67 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting.
    • Nose
      orange (mandarin?), cereal (rice crispies), op-shop, dark chocolate, aniseed
    • Taste
      watery, wetness, Cointreau-water
    • Finish
      short

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