Auchentoshan Heartwood Review

Auchentoshan Heartwood is a Lowlands single malt whisky matured in charred ex American Oak bourbon casks and Spanish Oloroso sherry casks. Triple distilled, it is bottled at 43% ABV and has no age statement.

Auchentoshan Heartwood
Auchentoshan Heartwood

At the heart of the whisky is the wood and the dram exhibits a delicious nuttiness. In the glass, Auchentoshan Heartwood has a rich amber colour. The nose is oaky, nutty, with some sugar almonds and cinnamon spice which develop on the palate into a fruity sponge cake, some nuttiness and balanced tannins. The triple distillation gives it smoothness at 43% ABV.

This whisky packs a lot of flavour and makes for some fine sipping. The finish is rewarding – long, oaky and nutty.

Not a newcomer to the travel retail category, Auchentoshan Heartwood has been available for some time and is well worth keeping an eye out for on your travels. A new packaging will be released in the next 3 to 6 months has will have info for consumers.

Auchentoshan Heartwood is available in 1 litre bottle at $85 AUD in travel retail.


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Auchentoshan Heartwood Review was last modified: May 31st, 2016 by Corinne Mossati

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the founder and editor of Gourmantic. An avid scribe, she has taken pen to paper since the age of five. Her repertoire includes long works of fiction, short stories and travelogues. She is a winner of the GT travel writing competition, has judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and several cocktail competitions. She is also named in the Australian Bartender Most Influential List.

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