The Auchentoshan distillery (awkh-ən-taw-shən) is a Single Malt whisky distillery in the west of Scotland. The name Auchentoshan is from Gaelic Achadh an t-Oisein and translates as “the field of the corner”. The distillery is also known as “Glasgow’s Malt Whisky” due to its close proximity to Glasgow and “the breakfast whisky” due to its sweet and delicate nature.
It is located at the foot of the Kilpatrick hills on the outskirts of Clydebank in West Dunbartonshire near the Erskine Bridge. It is one of only a handful of malt whisky distilleries in the Scottish Lowlands.
Auchentoshan was built in 1800. After its foundation, it changed hands multiple times, and was bought by Eadie Cairns in 1969, who rebuilt it completely. He sold it to Morrison Bowmore distillers in 1984. In 1994 Suntory acquired 100% of its holdings. In May 2014, Beam and Suntory merged to create Beam Suntory Inc, who are now the owners of Auchentoshan and other Morrison Bowmore holdings.
Unusual for a Scottish distillery, Auchentoshan practices triple distillation. Generally the final stage of Scotch whisky production involves distilling the fermented mash in two copper stills. In Auchentoshan, a third still, known as the Intermediate Still, helps to give a final spirit strength of 81% abv. This triple distillation, in addition to an unpeated malt, gives Auchentoshan a more delicate and sweet flavour than many Scotch whiskies.
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50 ml, 40% abv, Scotland (Lowland)Official distillery bottling, 50 ml mini bottle with distillery label.
50 ml, 43% abv, Scotland (Lowland)Official distillery bottling, 50 ml mini bottle with distillery label.
700 ml, 40% abv, Scotland (Lowland)Triple distilled and matured solely in American bourbon casks. The result is a Lowland Single Malt Whisky with the sweet aromas of vanilla and coconut, along with the signature smooth, delicate, Auchentoshan taste.
700 ml, 43% abv, Scotland (Lowland)This unique Auchentoshan Lowland Single Malt Whisky has been matured in three different cask types. Moving from American Bourbon to Spanish Oloroso Sherry - and finally Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks - Three Wood is a rich, complex whisky with incredible toffee and sherry oak flavours.
1000 ml, 40% abv, Scotland (Lowland)Matured in fine North American Bourbon oak casks, Springwood is a nutty, citrusy and endlessly subtle single malt whisky.
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1000 ml, 43%, Scotland (Lowland)Heartwood combines the perfect balance of rich whisky aged in Oloroso sherry casks, with a nuttiness from bourbon cask maturation.
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700 ml, 46% abv, Scotland (Lowland)A limited release, Cooper's Reserve has been maturing for 14 years in North American bourbon casks and Spanish Oloroso sherry casks. This single malt has wonderfully subtle notes of gooseberry and green tea. 46% abv
700 ml, 46% abv, Scotland (Lowland)Auchentoshan Blood Oak has been matured in a combination of bourbon and red-wine casks (Bordeaux). Triple distilled and non-chill-filtered.
"Spicy with notes of red fruit and ginger"