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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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.