Auchentoshan American Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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One of the smoothest Scotches available, Auchentoshan American Oak is an excellent example of Lowland malt.

the brand

Auchentoshan have been distilling since 1800. Today they are owned by Beam Suntory, and they are one of only a few Scottish distilleries to triple distil their malt, a practice more common in Ireland.

Triple distilling is said to make the dram smoother, and this is certainly evidenced in Auchentoshan drams.

They are well known for their smooth, light bodied malts and have been growing in profile in recent years.

the brand

Auchentoshan have been distilling since 1800. Today they are owned by Beam Suntory, and they are one of only a few Scottish distilleries to triple distil their malt, a practice more common in Ireland.

Triple distilling is said to make the dram smoother, and this is certainly evidenced in Auchentoshan drams.

They are well known for their smooth, light bodied malts and have been growing in profile in recent years.

Tasting notes for the Auchentoshan American Oak

Bottle cost: £19.95

The nose begins with lots of sweet citrus and big, bold vanilla and caramel notes. It is rich and creamy, with lots of complexity and flavour. The vanilla is quite wooded and also has a fresh cut grass feel to it. this gives the dram a refreshing and earthy quality.

The palate has more malted tones, with grains and wood coming through. these are really bright and bold, and tie in well with the vanilla.

More exotic fruits appear, and a hint of coconut. These are complemented by milk chocolate and more citrus tones. Again, it is wonderfully smooth and the mouth feel brings a fantastic edge, making this dram well rounded.

The finish is really strong, with more fruits and vanilla.

This is a classic dram to have in your drinks cabinet. It is bold in flavour and the smoothness makes it thoroughly enjoyable

Let us know what you think of the Auchentoshan American Oak in the comments!

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Greg

My name is Greg, and I’m a brand strategy consultant, writer, speaker, host and judge specialising in premium spirits. My mission is to experience, share and inspire with everything great about whisky, whiskey, gin, beer and fine dining through my writing, my brand building and my whisky tastings.

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  1. It’s like we’re tasting completely different whiskies. American Oak is the whisky I name whenever someone asks me “What’s the worst whisky you’ve ever tasted?” All I got from it was wet cardboard, and old mouldy carpet. There are plenty of whiskies that have left me indifferent, but this whisky is downright awful.

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