Scotch - Single Malt

Auchentoshan American Oak Aged Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky [Auchentoshan Classic Malt]

From: Lowlands, Scotland Liquor Review Category: Single Malt Scotch

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San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016

Beverage Testing Institute

  • 2014

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2011
  • 2015

Proof66 Notes

Auchentoshan Aged in American Oak single malt scotch is aged in ex-bourbon casks, which signifies the "American oak" in the title. This is a bit puzzling in that the majority of scotch is aged in ex-bourbon casks and this distinguishes the scotch from nothing. It is bottled at lighter 80 proof and carries no age statement. They suggest looking for flavor notes of vanilla cream, coconut, and peach. The American Oak appears to be a re-branding of their "Classic" single malt scotch. This whisky replaced the prior "select" line of scotch but Malt Advocate is quick to note "it is not just a new name... but a new creation."

The 2011 review from Wine Enthusiast suggested the Classic as a "good value" reminding them of "a flower garden by the seaside."

Auchentoshan means "corner of the field" in Gaelic. Auchentoshan was founded in 1823 located next to the Clyde River. According to Marc Hoffmann’s book “Whiskey,” it was “rebuilt in 1875 but then severely bombed the Germans in World War II with the sad sight of burning whiskey flowing into the Clyde River. It went dark but then was reconstructed in 1948, modernized in 1974, and then purchased by the Morrison Group in 1984 and 10 years later to become a subsidiary of Suntory (the current owners). They are proud of the Lowlands tradition of “triple distillation,” by which they take the distillate up to a very high 162 proof, which creates the very soft, gentle whiskey that they prize. The label is pronounced, “AWK-en-TOSH-en.”

Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 2 ratings and 2 reviews.
Muncher Muncher (263) (2014-03-29)
This was an impulse buy. Couldn't help it, it was so cheap. I get cinnamon with a faint hint of vanilla and sweetness. It's not bad, especially considering the price I paid, but I probably won't buy another bottle.
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joelbarrett joelbarrett (58) (2013-03-21)
Good after-bite but not strong. A comfortable Scotch.
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