Auchentoshan Blood Oak
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Lowland
  • Distillery Auchentoshan
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • spicy
  • orange
  • black pepper
  • citrus
  • barley sugar
  • honey
  • bitter chocolate
  • vanilla
  • bitter

Auchentoshan

Blood Oak (0.7l, 46%)

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Let’s roll out the red carpet.

Established in 1823, Auchentoshan is one the last active distilleries in the Lowlands. It’s an endangered species in more ways than one, since it is also the only Scottish distillery that employs a true full-time third distillation, nowadays associated with mostly Irish Whiskey. The triple distillation gives this Glasgow malt a refined, delicate touch, which contributes to a very diverse spirit, perfect for your calm summer afternoon sip, but also the reason for you to paint the town red. The distillery is hoping to validate their reputation for making the smoothest Whisky possible with their latest number right here.

Auchentoshan Blood Oak was released exclusively through the travel retail market and it put all Whisky aficionados on red alert. This, very expressively named Whisky, is of course triple distilled and non-chill-filtered. Matured in a combination of Bourbon and red wine casks, it is bottled at 46% ABV. The specific cask marriage contributes to an enticing Whisky, with a special spicy twist, provided by the French oak. The red wine casks are also the reason behind the deep ruby gold color, which is the inspiration behind the name. So, let’s just cut through the red tape, because we’re sure, you get it by know – the theme is red and this Whisky is rad.

  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Lowland
  • Distillery Auchentoshan
  • Age NAS
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Ruby gold.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Red wine, barley sugar and citrus.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Orange with spicy pepper notes along with a dash of sweet honey.

Finish
Spicy, dry and short.
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  • spicy
  • orange
  • black pepper
  • citrus
  • barley sugar
  • honey
  • bitter chocolate
  • vanilla
  • bitter
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Auchentoshan uses three-part distillation process that is pretty rare in the world of Scotch Whiskies. Also, each still is a little different, so they have three stills -- an odd number of stills is rare too.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
There is some debate about the origin date for Auchentoshan. the various dates include 1800,1817, and 1823. But most sources use the 1823 date, so we rely on that.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Auchentoshan uses three-part distillation process that is pretty rare in the world of Scotch Whiskies. Also, each still is a little different, so they have three stills -- an odd number of stills is rare too.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
There is some debate about the origin date for Auchentoshan. the various dates include 1800,1817, and 1823. But most sources use the 1823 date, so we rely on that.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
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