Founded by Irish refugees in 1825 on the outskirts of Glasgow, Auchentoshan is one of the last active distilleries in the Lowlands. In common with other Lowland (and Irish) whiskies, Auchentoshan malt whisky is distilled three times (as opposed to most Scottish malt whisky, which is distilled twice). This triple-distillation has the effect of ... Read More »
A no-age-statement Auchentoshan released in 2008, Classic is aimed at drawing in new drinkers to malt whisky, and has the easy-going drinkability to do the job. Not only that, but Auchentoshan Classic has now received a Kosher endorsement.
This Auchentoshan 12 yrs expression replaced the old 10 year-old a few years ago in 2008, when the range was totally revamped, and has been hailed as a big improvement on the occasionally lacklustre 10yo.
The ever-popular Auchentoshan 3 Wood is matured initially in bourbon casks before being finished in Oloroso or Pedro Ximenez casks for an extra layer of rich, sweet fruitiness. San Francisco WSC - Double Gold Medal Winner IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Whisky - Scotch
Famously the only whisky distillery in Scotland to triple distil every drop, Auchentoshan have been placing small batches of their spirit in North American virgin oak since the start of the millennium. This has a spicy note and a great complexity.
An old bottle of Glentoshan whisky from Auchentoshan distillery. This NAS bottling from Auchentoshan has been triple distilled and matured in sherry casks. Without the age statement it is hard to tell, but this looks to be fairly young whisky (less than 10 years old).
A single cask distillery bottling from Auchentoshan. An very old example for their spirit, which is generally bottled much younger, released at 31 years old having aged in a hogshead since 28th March 1966.
A 1965 vintage Auchentoschan, bottled at 31 years old. The only distillery in Scotland to always triple distill their malt - the only other malt being Hazelburn, produced at Springbank. Lowland whiskies at this age are fairly rare and take on complexity, but keeping their lighter style, making an elegant malt.