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.

35 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    1 March

    nice and smooth

  • 4
    15 January

    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

    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.

  • 1
    24 November 2017

    An unpleasant finish ,sour, not to my liking. I agree with David Lytham's comments. This malt just doesn't taste very nice

  • 4
    23 November 2017

    Smooth and easy to drink sweet and oaky and reasonably priced enjoy as a nightcap with a single block of ice

  • 2
    19 November 2017

    Not complex at all, very bland. It's a easy drink, particularly for a mixed crowd with a variety of scotch experience (good for a party - the price point is attractive for that use). Not the whiskey that I'd enjoy after dinner.

  • 2
    28 September 2017

    Not again! no aroma, could taste the coconut, but compared to other single malts I've had, dead and wooden.

  • 1
    18 September 2017

    Make sure to taste first. I've drunk single malts for the past 40 years - love them all - and this is the first and only one I absolutely hate.

  • 4
    3 August 2017

    Very easy drinking, wonderful sweet nose

  • 1
    30 June 2017

    Really did not enjoy this one. Only whiskey I've ever given one stars. A painful amount of woody sweetness overpowers it from start to finish

  • 4
    28 June 2017

    Woody satisfying taste pleasant enjoyable whisky

  • 4
    20 June 2017

    This is not a complex whisky and nor will it be for a lowland ?25-?30 bottle off the shelf supermarket buy.It is however easy to drink and not in the least offensive to the palate.Hints of cocunut,toffee and then backed up by the bourbon oak flavours this an easy midweek dram that I personally would stock alongside my older whisky's for an easy no brainer tasty and affordable cabinet filler.

  • 1
    11 June 2017

    To be honest reading the reviews, i was surprised. I found it completely different to that written. Thin! Tasteless! And harsh way to much oak coming through. For ?20 fine but if you are willing to pay over ?30 for a bottle find something else. Me personally i will stick to talisker or balvenie

  • 4
    22 April 2017

    I love it...Solo smooth. I am an amateur where single malts are concerned.

  • 4
    18 February 2017

    This is the first time i have this whiskey .I found quite smooth and not as harsh as i thought it would be after being matured in bourbon casks for the price its a decent dram .It wont be to everyones taste but for the price you cannot go far wrong buying this single malt .

  • 4
    15 January 2017

    I really enjoyed my first dram of this whisky (more drams to come!) but I had drunk a pint of nice bitter ale not long before. I found this a lovely contrast between the woody oak and toffee sweetness lingering on the front of the tongue. I'm not sure where the comments about 'thinness' are coming from. Possibly it tastes as if the alcohol strength isn't quite there, but it's got loads of flavour, if not terribly complex. Within the oak I get hints of cinnamon and, yes I agree, orange. I'm mostly an Isla man but I could happily drink this after a cold day out. Well worth the money

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