Auchentoshan

Blood Oak

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 130
Specifications
Brand: Auchentoshan
Expression: Blood Oak
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Lowland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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Auchentoshan Distillery, Dalmuir, Clydebank, Dunbartonshire, Lowland, Scotland
Taster   Gavin D. Smith
Nose: A big initial note of tangerines, becoming closer to Madeira in time, with underlying vanilla.
Palate: Smooth texture; orange segments sprinkled with black pepper. Very lively spices fill the mouth.
Finish: Quite long and spicy, with bitter chocolate orange notes.
Comment: A very interesting and individualistic expression of Auchentoshan. Takes a drop of water well.
7.5
Taster   Joe Bates
Nose: Light, floral aromas of rose petal and barley sugar.
Palate: Much more muscular on the palate with initial notes of honey sweetness giving way to hot spicy flavours.
Finish: A spicy, dry finish which doesn’t linger overly.
Comment: Seems a little raw and young on the palate, but a little water calms things down and opens up the flavours.
7.2
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