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Auchentoshan 18-year-old

Overall rating
83.46/100
votes
69
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited "A" Release
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Oak Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label (2015)
Bottle code
L152006
Barcode
5010496001776
Added on
20 Mar 2016 7:41 pm by Koning
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 78,15

5 × in wishlist

69 × member ratings

126 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Auchentoshan 18-year-old

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.46 points

  1. matts scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Character: Amazingly simple and unspectacular. The only thing that gets stuck with me is a rather unpleasant bitter, bland, spicy oak and some vanilla. Compared to the 12er less nutty and no sherry influence.
    Rating: For me a sentence with "x". What has not happened here in the barrel for 18 years? I am really disappointed. For me a level with the 12er. Drinkable. No more and no less. Anyhow nothing to enjoy. And yes: I gave the 18s a lot of time in the glass. From me there are analogous to the 12er 77 points
    • Nose
      Basic flavors: cereals, vanilla, citrus, nuts, herbs, spices, toffee
      Description: In contrast to the 12er, it is noticeable that no sherry is involved here. The nose is determined by a rich grain note. There is also some vanilla, a slightly sweet honey note and oranges. Something bitter also resonates: grapefruit flashing through. And then there's this one note, which I can hardly describe. I feel reminded of roasted nuts, but somehow there is still a herbal and spicy note that I can not describe as dedicated. Like "musty heather". Toffee resonates with the background and completes the rather soft overall picture in a harmonious way.
    • Taste
      Basic flavors: fruits, citrus, spice, oak
      Description: Creamy and nevertheless somewhat "grumpy", the drop hits the tip of the tongue. Fruit hinted, sweetish oranges, lemons, rather restrained spicy oak. Amazingly simple and just as acceptable from the body. Really much taste does not take place here. With a little imagination, I can still taste some caramel, but somehow dominated here simply the slightly bland and pale spicy oak.
    • Finish
      Basic flavors: oak, vanilla
      Description: The finish is remarkably short. Noticeably bitter, the spicy oak sounds unspectacular with vanilla.

  2. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. Gatopardo scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Nice nose, fails in the palate ans the expectations about a noble 18 years old. Like the finish too. Good whisky for summer. Good daily dram, you will enjoy, but that is the problem, price and age don't match with definition of "daily dram"
    • Nose
      Typical Auchentoshan trademark. Cereal, lemon, vanilla, honey, ginger, dried seaweed, wasabi. That green tea notes that shows the label appears sometimes. Green apple. Elegant and discrete, but with nice evolution. Let it breath
    • Taste
      Floral, bit sour, dry, delicate, green tea, lemon marmalade. Hints of oak
    • Finish
      Incredible long for this kind of whisky. Very hot. Like when you eat wasabi. But not overwhelming .

  4. MadScientist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Mr. D. scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. FuturePerfect scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Very harmonious and perfect in its own way, suitable for both novice and casual connoisseurs, it is a fitting ex-Bourbon 18, although it does not have the complexity or intensity of flavor that many would expect at such an age.
    • Nose
      85 85
      In the nose prevail barrel-typical influences of citrus (lime) and the associated acidity and sweetness, hay, very slight Nussigkeit (reminiscent of Monte), butter, vanilla sugar. Amazingly fresh for an 18-year-old.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Still sweet on the tongue, more floral, oily and spicy, some nutmeg.
    • Finish
      85 85
      In the finish relatively long and warm.

  7. King_of_Grill scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

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

  8. whiskyfacile scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    for full review go to https://whiskyfacile.com/2017/03/14/auchentoshan-18-yo-2016-ob-43/
    • Nose
      N: in ordine sparso, ci vengono in mente suggestioni varie e non così sorprendenti: uvetta, forse mela rossa, frutta secca e miele (croccante al miele?), malto caldo, un qualcosa tra caramello vaniglia e toffee; e come dimenticare un pizzico di scorza d’arancia? Detta così, sembra tutto molto piacevole, e lo è, tuttavia non ci liberiamo di un senso di ‘appiattimento generale’ degli aromi – ricchi sì, ma, se ha senso, un po’ privi di profondità. E poi, a dirla tutta, a tratti ci arriva anche un vago senso di cartone bagnato.
    • Taste
      P: il corpo è molto facile, l’effetto è di grande beverinità; ancora tornano le suggestioni di miele, di frutta gialla (soprattutto albicocca, ma non si dimentichi la mela gialla); poi un sacco di vaniglia, complicata da una bella sfumatura agrumata che ci par proprio mandarino.
    • Finish
      F: abbastanza leggero ma di media intensità, tutto su vaniglia e frutta gialla.

  9. Schnappsdrossel scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Dry and less fruity than the "Bartender's Malt", round, vanilla I do not think so.
    I like the whole thing better, grassy-dry tastes good, but the 75 € can actually justify with "Triple Distilled", otherwise there is much better in the price area.
    • Nose
      No plastic, a cupboard of old dried spices, dry hay, dry soil, stubble field, green tea. Fried cake, freshly cut onions, dried figs.
    • Taste
      "Greener", again the onions, soft, woody-dry, earth, ripe plums, figs.
    • Finish
      Green tea, lemon, dry, long.

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