Most Lowland towns of any size had a distillery 150 years ago, although today there are only three operating distilleries in the Lowlands. The Lowland malts are generally light in body and aroma; fresh, grassy, lemony, with a flavour that may begin sweet but rapidly become dry, and a very short finish. In other words, they make excellent aperitifs. 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 most southerly distillery in Scotland, Bladnoch was mothballed in 1993 by Diageo due to overproduction. Reopened under new ownership in 2000, it is enjoying a renaissance whilst producing less than 10% of what it used to. This is the lightly peated offering from the distillery.
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
A 1997 vintage Auchentoschan from independent bottlers Signatory as part of their Un-Chillfiltered Collection. Distilled on 17th December, it was matured in bourbon barrels 101825 and 101826 for 16 years before being bottled on 15th January 2014.
This is the 1999 vintage from the Distillers Edition series from Diageo. Finished in casks which previously held Amontillado sherry, the medium dry nuttiness complements the lighter style of this Lowland whisky.
Please note this is limited to 2 bottles per customer.
A gift set comprising three 20cl bottles of Auchentoshan's triple distilled single malts. Comprising one each of their Classic, 12 Year Old and Three Wood expressions, this makes a fantastic gift or is just a great way to try the range.
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.
A 1992 vintage whisky from Bladnoch, bottled by independent bottlers Berry Brothers and Rudd. Distilled the year before the distillery was mothballed by then owners United Distillers, this was bottled in 2013 at 21 years of age.
A well-aged, independently bottled whisky from lost distillery Littlemill, not only closed, but also destroyed in a fire. This was distilled in October 1988 and bottled over 25 years later in February 2014 at an easy drinking cask strength of 43.5%. It's bottlings like this that are building Littlemill's reputation, years after they stopped producing spirit.
The second 20yo Glenkinchie bottled for Diageo's Special Releases is, like the first, a small batch from refill American oak casks. This is an equally enjoyable dram, in our opinion a bit better, although it definitely needs a drop of water to get going.