Auchentoshan 18-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited "A" Release
Stated Age
18 years old
Bourbon Oak Casks
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
New Label (2015)
Bottle code
Added on
20 Mar 2016 7:41 pm by Koning

Average value

€ 85.86

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175 × member ratings

392 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Auchentoshan 18-year-old

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.89 points

  1. MrDvorak scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 85pts – |83 – 86 (B) → Good| — Not a “must”, but a nice-to-have.
    • Nose
      86 86
      The nose is cognac-ish, sweet and oaky with notes of bitter chocolate, grapefruit, tangerines and caramel.
    • Taste
      85 85
      The taste has a salty with mild bitterness profile with hints of spicy oak, grapefruit zest, chocolate and green tea.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish is medium lenght with a domination of bitter oakiness with hints of orange zest and chocolate.

  2. zzqfyl scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Malthead_80 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. MarcinCh scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Gold color. Pretty oily.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Pretty volatile and enjoyable. Vanilla. Citrus. Fresh, green grass. Green apples. White cream with hints of lemon oil. A pinch of spices. Cloves.
    • Taste
      76 76
      Bittersweet. There is a certain oilyness. Debina, although not that bitter. Spices. Cinnamon, white pepper. A little light cream.
    • Finish
      74 74
      Pretty bitter. Oak. Caramel. A bit of a slightly sweet cream. Light spice. Spices. Ginger. Slightly warming up. Medium-long finish.

  5. lincolnimp scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    Bakers Dozen Auchentoshan OB Nas-40 years old 1965 onwards

    Valinch 2011 57.3% bourbon oak WB ID 28019 – 85/86/86
    5 year 40% OB 1980’s White Label WB ID 88548 – 83/82/85
    10 year 40% OB 1980’s White Label WB ID 20582 – 84/85/85
    10 year 43% OB 1980’s White Label 1 litre WB ID 15362 – 77/65/70
    10 year 40% OB 1990’s Kite Label WB ID 18111 – 73/75/72
    18 year 43% OB 2015 Limited A Release bourbon casks WB ID 80079 – 72/65/75
    18 year 1988 cask 4446 53.9% WB ID 28233 – 89/88/89
    21 year 43% 2005/6 WB ID 42 - 88/90/89
    21 year mid 1990’s WB ID 146397 – 88/90/90
    24 year 50.3% 2015 Noble Oak 2015 WB ID 72484
    32 year 1979 50.5% 1st fill oloroso WB ID 37448
    35 year 1975 46.9% bourbon cask WB ID 22034
    40 year 1965 40.6% bourbon barrel WB ID 588

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    Honestly this is really poor, it is weak, with a manufactured flavour.
    The finish is ok but that is as good as it gets, I cannot be bothered to even describe it.
    Boring, boring, boring
    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      68 68
    • Finish
      75 75

  7. Ficelli scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  8. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    There's obvious age and immediate enjoyability, but something seems lost in the new release. The fruit isn't as sherry-rich and there's a darker, more bitter or tannic vein running through it. It's nice, but it lacks something to make it worth coming back to at the price.

    Time shifts the nose to oxidized orchard fruits, cold fruit pies/cobbler, dried pineapple cubes and candied ginger, with a distant scent of old books kept in cardboard boxes.

    Water brings out malt and vanilla on the nose and dulls the fruit and spice. Similarly, brings out malt on the palate, but dulls the other flavors. Water is not recommend.
    • Nose
      Fresh orchard fruits (Fuji and Granny Smith apples), the distant smell of macerated berries and cut oranges, baking fruit pies and cobbler, oak spice with a touch of high cocoa dark chocolate, and white and tropical fruit candies (think pastels and haribo gummy bears) fading to ginger and earthy garden herbs.
    • Taste
      Dark chocolate covered freshly cut fruits, a flash of floral honey, baked fruit and oak spice, sharp cinnamon candy that lingers, and licorice root tea sweetened with bittersweet molasses.
    • Finish
      A touch of bittersweet floral, and a long fade out of high cocoa hot chocolate powder, sharp baking spices (cardamom), and oak tannins.

  9. gaboruso scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. tangtang scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Notes from a blind tasting
    • Nose
      a lot of oak, some dried fruits, slightly sweet, the oak notes are very superficial. Somehow reminiscent of a Bowmore without smoke, you can guess a pair of citrus fruits. After a while in the air, the oak notes take back a little and a pair of fruit and malt emerge
    • Taste
      Quite soft in the beginning, sweetish malty, some fruit and vanilla, nuts and caramel, the oak is not as present here as in the nose
    • Finish
      quite short, sweet with the nuts and the malt, then there are citrus fruits and a slightly sour note


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