Antique records from the year 1800 mention an illegal Duntocher distillery, which may have been a predecessor to the legal Auchentoshan distillery. A license for distillation was obtained in 1823. It is the only Scottish distillery left employing a true full-time third distillation. This makes for a sweeter and more delicate Scotch, which is unique. The Distillery is located near Glasgow (that's why it's also known as Glasgow's Malt Whisky) in the Lowland region of Scotland.
Auchentoshan American Wood is aged only in first-fill ex-Bourbon casks. This non-age statement Whisky is the latest permanent addition to the Auchentoshan range. You'll get lots of vanilla sweetness here, with a smooth liquid owing to the triple distilled process Auchentoshan has put this Whisky through. Definitely a fan favourite and a good aperitif or even if you want to share a casual dram over dinner.
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6.4/10 (38 votes)
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Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Auchentoshan American Oak
This tasty Lowland scotch is a lighter style with lots of bourbon oak vanilla and spice...A very nice after dinner dram!
First taste is a bit weak. Aftertaste is very outspoken.
A delightful lowland whisky. It was a great dram after a long trip accross country. Not tremendously peaty, but floral, and had hints of coconut and flowers.
This is my go to whiskey if I am needed a drink while I watch a movie or if I'm sitting on the back porch watch my kids play in the summer. It is very sooth and easy to drink. It is also the whiskey that I use for mixing drinks.
That being said it has no real deep characteristics that make it worth sitting down and really enjoying the it for what it is. It lacks complexity.
Overall not a bad scotch just not a great one either. If I could give it 6.5 I would.
Great for the price
Auchentoshan, though somewhat satisfying for a single malt, lacks the subtle nuances and layering of flavor profiles in nose, palette, and finish that I yearn for in my single malts. The spice, burn, and finish are barely detectable. I imagine it to be a great "starter scotch" for those new to scotch in general due to its exceptionally mild honey-like sweetness. My personal preference is for anything with an intriguing complexity of character that cleverly reveals a complex flavor spiral from nose to finish (MacAllan, for example, exemplifies this for me). Overall, I found Auchentoshan soft, bland, and a smudge too oily.
Sweet but not so much that it's doesn't warm your pallet. I found myself coming back to this as it is a smooth and easy friend to sit with after a long day.
I liked this but not as much as some others. Plus i can buy this a little cheaper from my local store for less than what it sells here.
Not bad, but not great, some what smooth but nothing about the flavor stood out to me.