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Auchentoshan

One of the few triple-distilled single malts in Scotland, in May of 2008, Auchentoshan (pronounced ‘OKKen-TOSHan’) went through a revamp; bottle labels were altered, the range was changed and the visitor centre was renovated. The origins of the distillery are quite shrouded, it originally started life under the name ‘Duntocher’, which was first mentioned around the turn of the nineteenth century. In 1834, it was renamed Auchintoshan, taking from the Gaelic ‘achad oisnin’ or ‘corner of the field’.

Geographically, it lies only just within the Lowlands and, although a Lowlander, Auchentoshan’s water source – near the Cochna Loch in the Kilpatrick Hills, is, in fact, in the Highlands. During the Second World War, bombing on the Clydebank shipyards, which lie in close proximity, left the distillery greatly damaged with a substantial loss of spirit. In 1948, reconstruction began and the distillery was also given the new, modern spelling ‘Auchentoshan’.

In 1984, the distillery was bought by Morrison Bowmore, which itself became a subsidiary of the Japanese company Suntory a decade later. None of the current range is peated, and at the heart lies the 2008 release, ‘Classic’, an eighteen year-old and ‘Three Wood’; matured in Oloroso, Pedro Ximinez Sherry and Bourbon casks.

Auchentoshan Whisky Distillery

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About Auchentoshan Whisky Distillery

Distillery Number

01389 878561

Distillery Capacity

1 750 000 litres

Distillery Founded

1823

Distillery Status

Active

Distillery Address

Dalmuir, Clydebank, Glasgow G81 4SJ

Distillery Owner

Morrison Bowmore (Suntory)

Distillery Website

www.auchentoshan.com

1800

First mention of the distillery Duntocher, which may be identical to Auchentoshan.

1823

An official license is obtained by the owner Mr. Thorne.

1903

The distillery is purchased by John Maclachlan.

1923

G. & J. Maclachlan goes bankrupt and a new company, Maclachlans Ltd is formed.

1941

The distillery is severely damaged by a German bomb raid and reconstruction does not commence until 1948.

1960

Maclachlans Ltd is purchased by the brewery J. & R. Tennant Brewers.

1969

Auchentoshan is bought by Eadie Cairns Ltd who who starts major modernizations.

1984

Stanley P. Morrison, eventually becoming Morrison Bowmore, becomes new owner.

1994

Suntory buys Morrison Bowmore.

2000

A cask strength 31 year old is launched in a limited edition.

2002

Auchentoshan Three Wood is launched in May.

2004

More than a £1 million is spent on a new, refurbished visitor centre. The oldest Auchentoshan ever, 42 years, is released.

2006

Auchentoshan 18 year old is released.

2007

A 40 year old and a 1976 30 years old are released.

2008

New packaging as well as new expressions - Classic, 18 year old and 1988.

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Distilled on the 17th December 1997 at the Auchentoshan distillery, this was aged in three bourbon barrels and bottled on the 28th February 2011 by Signatory. A release of 983 bottles.  More info
This was distilled at Auchentoshan on the 17th December 1997, and it was aged for 13 years in bourbon barrels 101814, 101815 and 101818 before bottling by Signatory on the 28th February 2011. A...  More info
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A fairly young fresh Auchentoshan from Duncan Taylor's Dimensions Range.  More info
This cask strength Auchentoshan was distilled in 1998 and aged for 13 years before bottling for Duncan Taylor's Octave range.  More info
This Provenance bottling of 13 year old Auchentoshan single malt Scotch whisky honours the season of Spring, as it was in the Spring of 2000 that it was distilled. Another brilliant single cask...  More info
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A refill hogshead-matured Auchentoshan, distilled in December of 1997 and aged for 14 years before bottling for Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask range in March of 2012. A release of just 303 bottles.  More info
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This was distilled at Auchentoshan on the 17th December 1997 and it was aged in two bourbon barrels for 14 years before bottling on the 19th December 2011. A release of 653 numbered bottles.  More info
$56.27
An awesome Auchentoshan single cask whisky, distilled in December 1997 and matured for 15 years in cask 9807, a refill hogshead, the outturn was 211 bottles. Part of Hunter Laing's Old Malt Cask...  More info
$103.82
A 15 year old single cask Auchentoshan, with an outturnn of 336 bottles. Bottled by Douglas Laing for their Old Particular range, it clearly pays to be particular.  More info
$103.34
15 years aged Auchentoshan drawn from two casks (101832+101833). Expect smoothness from this lowland distillery.  More info
$68.02
A 16 year old Auchentoshan bottled by WM Cadenhead for the new range, Duthies. Duthies consists of 6 whiskies from a range of distilleries, none of which are chill-filtered, nor do they have added...  More info
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This Auchentoshan was aged in bourbon and finished in Chateau Climens (a first growth Sauternes wine producer in the Barsac appellation). They bottled this in 2008 at Bruichladdich and it's a limited...  More info
Lowland single malt Scotch whisky from the Auchtoshan distillery, bottled by Signatory. This tasty rascal was distilled in December 1997, matured in two bourbon barrel and bottled in February 2014...  More info
$64.72
This single malt from Auchentoshan was released as a limited edition of just 4,800 bottles of cask strength, bourbon cask matured, 16 year old Lowland whisky.  More info
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$118.42
A 17 year old single malt from Auchentoshan, aged for 8 years in ex-bourbon casks before being finished for a further 9 years in red wine casks from St Julien in the renowned Bordeaux wine region of...  More info
Distilled at Auchentoshan in 1992 and aged in bourbon casks before being reracked for a finish in Sauternes casks from Chateau Climens. This was bottled at Bruichladdich in 2011 and is a release of...  More info
A cask strength bottling of Lowland single malt matured in first fill and refill Oloroso sherry casks for 18 years. Auchentoshan produces triple distilled whisky that stands up superbly well against...  More info
A 20 year old triple-distilled Auchentoshan bottled by Adelphi, distilled in 1992 and bottled in early 2013.  More info
$149.88
An old edition of Auchentoshan 21 year old, this was replaced with new packaging in 2008 and as such is rather rare and hard to find.  More info
$139.14
A single cask Auchentoshan. This was matured in a bourbon barrel, single cask number 266, for 25 years. This is a rare release of just 148 bottles, bottled by Signatory.  More info
This is an astonishingly good Auchentoshan, distilled on the 11th December 1984. It was aged for 27 years in a bourbon barrel and we bottled it on the 20th November 2012. The aroma of this venerable...  More info
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A recently released bourbon cask matured Auchentoshan, distilled in 1978, matured for 30 years and bottled at cask strength in 2009 as part of a release of 480 bottles.  More info
$559.29
A very rare Lowland whisky from Auchentoshan, just 480 bottles of this 1973 vintage, sherry matured single malt, were released. Packaged in an exquisite bottle, complete with a smart presentation box...  More info
This is a staggering single cask Auchentoshan. It was distilled on the 22nd October 1979 and spent 32 full years in a single first-fill Oloroso sherry cask. At natural cask strength, this is a real...  More info
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$533.27
A release of just 500 bottles, distilled at Auchentoshan in 1975 and aged for a whopping 35 years in bourbon oak. A huge, toffee-rich whisky.  More info
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$513.71
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