Auchentoshan American Oak

70cl / 40%
  • Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Auchentoshan American Oak
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Auchentoshan American Oak was introduced in 2014 to replace the Classic. Matured exclusively in first-fill bourbon casks, this is a vanilla-rich and fruity whisky.

Distillery Bottling
Cask Type
First-fill Bourbon


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Grass Grass
  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Grapefruit Grapefruit
  • Coconut Coconut
  • Cream Cream
  • Oak Oak

Auchentoshan American Oak Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Stuart P

    Nose: Toffee popcorn wafts out of the glass, with some sweet spice from the oak and hint of candied orange peel. Some fresh lemon zestiness brightens things up, along with that classic Auchentoshan grassiness.

    Palate: Soft and silky mouthfeel, with pronounced coconut and toffee notes. The sweet spice continues on to the palate, but no hard edges here. Very easy drinking.

    Finish: Sweet spice and toffee, with a lingering citrus-tinged freshness.

  • Tasting Notes by Billy A

    Nose: Lemon and sour cream, with fresh grain and vanilla – lemon cheesecake with buttery biscuit base. Grass and hay notes grow, along with lime peel, plasticine hints and milky porridge.

    Palate: Single cream up front, with grapefruit peel, coconut, cinnamon and clove. The grass and porridge notes from the nose rise, along with unripe peach, green apple and some oak spice.

    Finish: Spicy oak, cinnamon bark, lemon, lime and grapefruit peel.

48 Customer Reviews

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  • 3
    12 January

    Better than a blend, by far. A simple sipping whisky.

  • 4
    23 December 2018

    Worth a try if you fancy a different taste to the toffee scotches or if you like Vanilla.

  • 2
    23 December 2018

    Not a big hitter but the coconut and grapefruit note is interesting.

  • 3
    9 December 2018

    Not a bad whisky for the price point but not a lot of depth to it. For a quick dram, it’s not bad if in a hurry but if you want to sit by the fire with a good cigar and a Scotch of more substance... this is not the one. BUT I will keep this in my stable of Scotch as a reliable whisky!

  • 3
    3 December 2018

    Tasted peach and coconut right away. Its probably not a bottle I'd buy very often, although its not terrible. If you're looking for an easily affordable bottle, then this is for you.

  • 5
    1 December 2018

    My buddy hates scotch. We laughed all night and drank the entire bottle. He called it his favorite. My cabinet will always have Auchentoshan American Oak in it.

  • 5
    1 December 2018

    Liked the sweetness. Could almost taste all the flavors. Especially the coconut, peach & vanilla. This is a great ladies scotch. I usually drink my scotch with diet Pepsi. That's the way I like it. The sweeter the better.

  • 3
    19 November 2018

    A decent whisky but not much more. I bought this on sale for £20 thinking it was a good deal for a single malt, my mind skipped over the fact that it's a No Age Statement whisky. It's basically what you'd expect from a triple distilled, NAS whisky; goes down as smoothly as a decent quality vodka like Russian Standard, but, aside from the slightly sweet woodiness from the bourbon oak casks, there's not much character here. It's certainly a step up from the generic mass-produced blended whiskies, less harsh on the palate. However, it's just as bland as a typical blend. I'd say it was worth its sale price of £20 but I wouldn't pay much more for it, especially when there are some excellent aged single malts available for a similar price, such as the 12 year old from the same distillery!

  • 3
    27 October 2018

    Very mild, beginner Scotch... no complexity... best enjoyed with a cold beer... perfect for the quick pre-party buzz

  • 3
    5 October 2018

    Unfortunately tasteless

  • 4
    26 May 2018

    This is a fine whisky after trying dozens over the years of all price ranges l must admit this is very good indeed. I would always have a bottle in my whisky cupboard.

  • 5
    19 April 2018

    Is t here a single m4alt as good as this for a similiar price? 4.5

  • 4
    12 April 2018

    If I could use two words to describe this dram it would be smooth and affordable. Nice to relax with after a day at work. The best I have tried in this price range. Cream and coconut on the palate with a sweet oaky finish.

  • 5
    1 March 2018

    nice and smooth

  • 4
    15 January 2018

    This is a great whisky for price that it's available for. Aromas of vanilla and citrus on the nose. A light sweetness and again citrus to taste with a nice little hum to finish.

  • 5
    1 January 2018

    My new "go to" whisky, particularly if entertaining more than just a couple guests at home. A great scotch to help introduce folks to sipping scotch. Light, pleasant.

  • 2
    30 December 2017

    I agree with most of the negative comments on here about American oak. I also think its tasteless and horrible. which was such a shock to me that a whisky like this could come out of Auchentoshan particularly as I think the Auchentoshan 12 year old is one of the best 12 year olds on the Market and the Auchentoshen triple wood is extremely tasty as well. I read one of the earlier reviews that the reviewer said that American oak would be the first and last time he has drank Auchentoshan. this is why I can't understand why they would produce this stuff it is such a bad advertisement for Auchentoshan as most of the rest of the Whisky's they produce are outstanding.

  • 3
    17 December 2017

    it's a decent enough bottle for the price point... there are a lot of 'experts' reviewing this negatively... whilst spelling whisky with an 'e'... i'd take their knowledge with a pinch of salt....

  • 3
    8 December 2017

    The region know for its triple distillation. Was interested in the comparison to a Muirhead Highland. First smell was a sweet like cheesecake. Even after the glass still smell of the sweetness. The palate was woody (medium) no peat/smoke. The finish was short non- lingering with a citrus burn ending quickly. On my second Scottish region (highland, lowland, Speyside, Campbeltown, island and finishing Islay). Change yourself with the tour. Beginning with 10 year olds

  • 3
    27 November 2017

    I have difficulty understanding some reviewers' ratings - or the system, for that matter. Firstly, this expression doesn't claim to be a 5* malt nor is it a peaty island malt so it's pointless comparing with suchlike. So what do we have? To my taste, a fairly light, rounded lowland malt; toffee coconut on the nose, soft with whatever mellow fruit you care to mention in taste. Lovely for a starter in the early evening but not robust enough for after-dinner. Overall I would rate it as 2* or maybe 3* overall, compared with more expensive malts but in terms of vfm I give it 5* - so I've given it 3* as a sort of compromise.

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