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Auchentoshan 10 Year Old

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Auchentoshan 10 Year Old

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  • Brand: Auchentoshan
  • Bottler: Distillery Bottling
  • ABV: 40.0%
  • Age: 10 year old

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Auchentoshan 10 Year Old

Finished this bottle recently, and now it can no longer be replaced, at least not like for like. The trend towards greater age in standard bottlings is something I generally rail against, not that I find the 12 year old inferior it’s just less distinctively “toshan” to my palate.

Nose: Light sweet wood sap and linseed oil. Notes of citrus and something else... Brassicas Taste: Linseed again this time with vanilla and notes of cinnamon, nuts, oak and barley malt. Nicely weighted mouth feel, more body than you'd expect from a young lowland malt. Finish: Medium length, dryer and light spiced


Not having high expectations when ordering this dram, I thought I would give it a try anyways. Would I drink it again? Sure. Would I pay for it? Probably not.

Nose: Had to hunt a little for it, because it's pretty subdued. But what's there is warm and pleasant. Maple, brown sugar, light florals, nutty... nothing wrong here, just wish there was more of it.

Palate: Soft, sweet, honey, maple, more brown sugar, florals. Nothing to write home about on this one. It's not a very exciting palate. Not much personality.

Finish: Just like the rest of this dram - decent, wish there was more of it. Clean, hazelnut, maple, a little citrus... nothing too exciting. Nothing that will make me say "wow."

This dram has some good flavor profiles going, they just aren't quite orchestrated or playing to their full potential. If I had the chance to try an older version of this spirit, or maybe a cask strength, then that would be something. But unless someone buys a dram of this for me, I'll spend my money on something else.


I just bought the three wood last week. It seems interesting. I may write my own review in a while when I open that bottle. Thanks for yours. This whisky is still interesting. Whisky Gals on Youtube was the last stray that convinced me to try this one.

MY APOLOGIES. This was meant for the Auchentoshan Three Wood, not 10 year.... Sorry!


First off, I have to admit: I'm really into Auchentoshan. My cabinet is proof of that. I'm getting the 1988 Bordeaux Finish (£105) as well as the 1978 Bourbon Matured (£355) for my 40th birthday next year. Nuff said.

I recently had the 12 Year Old (see my review) and simply couldn't pass up the chance to taste the 10 Year Old again, albeit from a miniature. Last time I had this one was in 2008 and I couldn't remember much about that experience.

This triple distilled Lowlander isn't bad at all.

The nose is very sweet, much like the 12 Year Old. In fact, it's very similar in all aspects, also on the palate and the finish.

And yet. Something is missing.

The 12 Year Old was definitely more enchanting to me. More chewy and with a cleaner nose. Less character in the 10 Year Old.

Really looking forward to your reviews of the 1988 Bordeaux Finish and the 1978 Bourbon matured!

Although this is a good dram its a long way short of the 12yo, a rather short finish but worth trying....

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