Malt of the Month: July 2017

We choose our Malt of the Month to highlight some of the great whiskies of the world. Some are well known, some less so, but you can be certain that if it's our Malt of the Month, then you won't be disappointed. This month we've chosen:

The Whisky Exchange Malt of the Month – Auchentoshan Virgin Oak Batch Two
The Whisky Exchange Malt of the Month – Auchentoshan Virgin Oak Batch Two

Virgin Oak
Batch Two

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Auchentoshan is known for practising triple distillation, which produces a softer and lighter spirit. The second batch of Auchentoshan's Virgin Oak has been aged entirely in new North American oak. This has added richness, spiciness and notes of cinnamon, orange and vanilla, and offers excellent balance between sweetness and spice.


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Tasting Notes

Glass of Auchentoshan's Virgin Oak Glass of Auchentoshan's Virgin Oak

From The Producer

  • Colour: Deep sienna orange.
  • Nose: Cinnamon and nutmeg, toasted vanilla and candied orange.
  • Palate: Spiced apple, smooth chocolate caramel, maple candy and a velvety mouthfeel.
  • Finish: Warm with spiced orange and brown sugar.



    About Auchentoshan

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    Situated on the outskirts of Glasgow, Auchentoshan was founded as Duntocher in 1817 by John Bulloch. A warehouse was destroyed by a German bomb during the Clydebank Blitz in 1941, sending gallons of whisky into the nearby river – the crater is now the distillery pond.


    Now under the stewardship of Beam Suntory, Auchentoshan is the only Scotch whisky distillery to triple distil every drop it produces, all of which is used for single malt. The range comprises American Oak, Three Wood, and bottlings at 12, 18 and 21 years of age.