Auchentoshan Blood Oak

Single Malt

Auchentoshan // Lowlands, Scotland

community rating

3 out of 5 stars
( 51 )

Auchentoshan Blood Oak was released exclusively through Global Travel Retail in late 2015. Triple distilled and non-chill-filtered, it has matured in both French red wine (namely Bordeaux) casks and American bourbon casks. It's bottled at 46% ABV without an age statement.

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  • Cost
  • abv
  • Single Malt
    Distilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
  • Cask Type
    French Red Wine and American Bourbon

Tasting Notes

"Like a wave of syrupy Luxardo cherries, Blood Oak's scent drips with luxury. Red stone fruit wrapped in rose petals and citrus zest prep the tongue for a creamy honeyed warmth. Blood oranges and ginger, cream and vanilla, nutmeg and tobacco--all present. This isn't your typical Auchentoshan offering; it's something sexier and more dangerous. Try adding a touch of water for more pepper or leave it as is to enjoy the fruit and spice."

Score 89

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