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Auchentoshan 2008

Overall rating
85.03/100
votes
40
Whiskybase ID
WB99432
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Distillery Cask
Vintage
23.01.2008
Bottled
2017
Calculated age
09 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Cask
Casknumber
34
Strength
59.9 % Vol.
Size
200 ml 700 ml
Added on
11 Aug 2017 1:15 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 88.00

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Whisky Reviews for Auchentoshan 2008

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.03 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Decent stuff, just not exactly at its peak yet. I feel this might've benefited from a few more years of maturation. But then again, what do I know...
    • Nose
      Big on the sherry. Dry. Cocoa powder, dark chocolate. Water brings out notes of vanilla, pastry and peaches. Opens up well.
    • Taste
      Syrupy arrival, with cherries and brown sugar. Quite spicy though, lots of pepper, a good amount of cloves, as well as some cinnamon. This is fairly immature still. Water does make it a bit more accessible.
    • Finish
      Drying, dark chocolate and cherries.

  2. KayMeertens scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      First mainly sauerkraut. Plum, nutmeg, paprika crisps, curry and candied cherry. Then ginger cake. Water breaks down the sulphur a bit and releases some apple.
    • Taste
      Weird. Nutmeg, fig liquor, curry, paprika powder, plum and toffee. Dog cookies (not that I've ever tasted them).
    • Finish
      Nutmeg, curry, cherry, mocha, caramel and smoke.

  3. Shane_IL scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Definitely one of the stranger whiskies I’ve tried. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes strange whiskies can be very very good, but for me this one was just too far in the opposite direction of the strange I like.

    Tasted as part of the 2017 BTC
    • Nose
      Juniper. Cucumber. The bad knockoff of fanta. Grapes. White rum type fruity notes.
    • Taste
      Spicy, salty notes, then very rich sweet fruits. Blueberries. Somewhat creamy. Hints of bitter oak..
    • Finish
      Medium. Bitter oak. Bitter fruits. Anise. Licorice pastilles.

  4. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tasted a blind sample on day nine of the US Blind Tasting Competition 2017
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Young and aggressive, but very to my liking. Tasted a sample on day nine of the US Blind Tasting Competition 2017. My guess was an Auchentoshan 10-yo @ 59,8%. I identified it as an Auchentoshan by the septic note in the nose.
    • Nose
      Sharp, wine, septic, ripe red fruit, plastic, some leather, some salt
    • Taste
      Sweet, ripe red fruit, some coconut, nuts, leather
    • Finish
      Medium long, not bitter, not drying. Wine soaked red fruit dies slowly on the back of the tongue. Waves of leather in the back of the throat. Salty on the sides of the tongue.

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