AUCHENTOSHAN ( oloroso cask #935 )

Today’s review is taking a trip back to my beloved Auchentoshan distillery in order to review the latest offering from the bottle your own.  Over the last few years I have purchased quite a few of these bottles and so far I have had some stunning bottles, this is my first single cask oloroso cask in the bottle your own collection so I have high hopes for it… This bottle was distilled and filled into the cask on the 23-9-2004 and bottled on the 25-2-2016, this is cask no 935 and it is bottled at a whopping cask strength of 59.6%abv..

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Nose.. your nose instantly gets hit with wave upon wave of big dried fruits like dates, sultanas and prunes, citrus peel and candied burnt orange, dark chocolate and coffee notes muscle their way in while subtle vanilla and toffee notes tag on the back of molasses and thick gooey honey.

 

Palate… Big bold and incredibly clean flavours fill your mouth, dried fruits galore, big candied orange flavours with bitter chocolate and subtle oak flavours. After a while you start to get liquorice and some ginger, subtle Black  cherry and a heavenly sweetness that reminds me of black treacle smothered over pancake.

 

Finish.. Big and long.

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Thoughts.. I know I love this distillery and sometimes I can be blinkered but this really is a great cask. The flavours are just so intense and full on, Auchentoshan have this knack of giving us finished whisky that is really good, the red wine casks are blending very well with the tripple distilled whisky, but when it comes to their sherry cask they really do stand out.. Looks like I need to revisit the distillery very soon as these bottles will not last long.. image

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. Matt says:

    Hello. This Auchentoshan single cask is bloody good, I bought a bottle a few weeks ago and it’s almost gone. I love the picture with the Auchentoshan barrel. And the new look is great.

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  2. sorrenkrebs says:

    The note was written by a member of the Auchentoshan staff, and very neatly done too.. 👍

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  3. sorrenkrebs says:

    And so you should be.. It is pretty Damm good.. 👍

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  4. sorrenkrebs says:

    Hi there Jordan. Thanks for the comments, welcome to my little corner 👍 I hope you enjoyed the toshan as much as I do.. Please come back and visit anytime…

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  5. Jordan Sykes says:

    Hello Sorren.
    I have just found your blog and currently looking through many of your tasting notes, I have to say I agreed on so many of your notes so far. I was lucky to visit Auchentoshan in early March and bottled my own small bottle from this cask, your notes were spot on with what I had written down. I look forward to reading many more reviews.

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  6. Reid says:

    #jealous Lol!

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  7. Whose handwriting is that on the note inside the case? It seems really odd to see calligraphy on sticky note, it’s like if someone made finely carved figurines out of charcoal!

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  8. Joel says:

    I would like to taste something like this.

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  9. Idrinkwhisky says:

    Good review mate. You do love your Auchentoshans

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  10. sorrenkrebs says:

    Thanks for the kind comments Adam.. I’m glad you enjoy the reviews..

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  11. Adam says:

    Great review Sorren. You certainly make my mouth water when reading your reviews. Thanks.

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