One of a pair of Travel Retail releases from the Auchentoshan distillery in the Lowlands – Blood Oak is a rather dramatically-named single malt in a combination of bourbon casks and red wine casks.
Nose: Juicy and rich with elegant wine notes, joined by a touch of golden barley.
Palate: Some classic red-wine spiciness starts to ramp up on the palate, with a little bit of Christmas-y clove. Citrus sits in the background.
Finish: Spicy and drying on the finish.