|Location :||Western Lowland, 16KM North Glasgow in Duntocher, Dalmuir, Dunbartonshire. Stratclyde Region. Kilpatrick Hills.|
|Region :||Lowland : \L\1estern)|
|Type :||Single Malt|
|Distillery :||Auchentoshan Distillery
Dalmuir, Dunbartonshire G81 4SG
Phone : +44 01389 878561
Fax : +44 01389 877368
Manager : Stuart Hodkinson
No visitor centre.
|Founded :||Around 1800, established in the Dunbartonshire estate of Auchentoshan in 1823.
Rebuild after world war II, and re-equipped in 1974.
|Owner :||Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd.|
|Water :||Loch Cochno at Kilpatrick Hills.|
|Remark :||Stilled 3 times.
A minority stake is held by Suntory of Japan.
The distillery have 1 wash still, 1 intermediate and 1 spirit still.
They use ex-bourbon and sherry casks.
From the book ' The Scottish collection ' Classic malts by Carol P. Shaw :
Tasting notes : A light sweetish whisky whose smooth qualities are perhaps partially owed to the process of thriple, rather than the more common double distillation. Taste rating : 2-3
Although Auchentoshan Distillery lies south of the Highland Line (the line initiated by the Customs and Excise to differentiate area boundaries between styles of whisky) , it uses water from north of the line, so theoretically could be said to have a foot in both camps. It is, however, officially recognized as a Lowland distillery and whisky. Founded in the early nineteenth century, part of its interesting history includes surviving bombing in the Clydebank Blitz during the Second World War, when a stream of blazing whisky was said to have flowed from the building. It is presently owned by Morrison Bowmore, also owner of Bowmore and Glen Gorioch distilleries.
From the Morrison Bowmore website.:
Auchentoshan Distillery was established in the Dunbartonshire estate of Auchentoshan in 1823. Since then it has had six careful owners who have handed down its unique production process.
This Lowland Malt Distillery rests at the foot of the Old Kilpatrick Hills, overlooking the famous River Clyde, once renowned as the Scottish gateway to the world.
From this vantage point, Auchentoshan Distillery has witnessed many historic sights over its long existence. From the sailing ships loaded with both legal and illegal whisky, leaving the Clyde, destined for the four corners of the world. And the huge Clyde built ships, such as the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth I & II, the hallmark of shipbuilding and Engineering excellence. To the vast cargoes of spices, tobacco, cotton and wines arriving in Scotland that made Glasgow such a prosperous trading city.
Auchentoshan, meaning `Corner of the field’ in Gaelic, produces a delicate, smooth and light Single Malt Whisky. The subtle aroma and flavour of its spirit is achieved by the unique Triple Distillation process, whereby the spirit is not distilled twice, as elsewhere in Scotland, but instead, distilled three times producing even greater refinement to its character.
The distillery has been extensively refurbished since its acquisition by Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd in 1984, although it still retains all its traditional production methods including its unique Triple Distillation process.
Rip from another site.: http://www.scotchwhisky.com/events/brands/auchanb.htm
The Whisky The lightness of Lowland malts gives them a different appeal from the heavily flavoured Highland malts. However, following the arrival of consistant and well-made blended whiskies after about 1870, the entire output of the Lowland distilleries went for blending and only two survive today.
The Distillery Auchentoshan is unique in being created by 'triple distillation', formerly a traditional Lowland practice, introduced because it helped the spirit to mature more quickly.
Auchentoshan Distillery still draws it's water from the Kirkpatrick Hills, as it did when it was founded, as early as 1800. It was largely rebuilt after the Second World War and re-equiped in 1974. A decade later it was bought by Stanley P. Morrison & Co. to complement its Highland and Islay distilleries.
10 years old
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|Age :||10 years old.|
|Type :||Lowland||Price :||?|
|Remark :||None at present time.|
|Other bottlings||5, 8, 10, 12, 18 and 21 Years Old and vintage.
Auchentoshan 21 years old
Auchentoshan 22 years old ceramic
Auchentoshan 25 years old ceramic
Auchentoshan Three Wood
Auchentoshan Individual cask bottlings
Auchentoshan Selected Cask Vatting.
|LINKS..........||to official Auchentoshan or related web pages.|
|Morrison Bowmore Distillers Limited|
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