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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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A very collectible decanter of Auchentoshan's 12 Year Old single malt Scotch whisky, produced in 1986 to celebrate the centenary of Clydebank, where Auchentoshan resides.  More info
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13 year old Auchentoshan single malt Scotch whisky, bottled for the Duthies range by Wm Cadenhead. A release of 204 bottles.  More info
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This is an independently bottled 15 year old single malt from the Auchentoshan distillery, presented as part of the Pearls of Scotland range. It was distilled in December 1998 and left to mature in a...  More info
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This is a 17 year old Auchentoshan single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in November 1997 and bottled in December 2014. It was matured in a single refill hogshead which was cracked open and bottled by...  More info
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Launched in 2008, this 18 year old bottling of triple distilled, Lowland single malt whisky boasts a superb richness for a core-range bottling and was aged in American oak casks.  More info
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An independent bottling of Auchentoshan single malt Scotch whisky, released as part of The Ten series from La Maison du Whisky. The Ten takes us on a journey through the flavour profile of 10...  More info
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An Auchentoshan from the year England won the World Cup boasting an almighty forty-four years of ageing and presented in a beautiful bottle and box. Grand stuff!  More info
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Auchentoshan Classic
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A Lowland single malt whisky from the Auchentoshan distillery, no age statement is given and one assumes it is a younger malt though certainly an enjoyable one. 'Classic' was launched in 2008 to...  More info
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Released for travel retail, the Auchentoshan Heartwood is made with triple distilled single malt Scotch whisky which has been matured in both Oloroso Sherry casks and bourbon casks, resulting in a...  More info
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Auchentoshan's Springwood expression, which spends its maturation resting in American oak bourbon casks, was released for travel retail. Rich in vanilla and orange, this is a flavoursome Lowland...  More info
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A Lowland single malt matured in 3 different casks, namely: Pedro Ximénez Sherry casks, bourbon casks and Oloroso Sherry. A distinctive triple distilled whisky from Auchentoshan.  More info
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This is a bottle of National Choice 12 Year Old blended Scotch whisky, launched in 1980 by Eadie Cairns (owners of the Auchentoshan distillery 1969-84). The label features the legendary racing horse...  More info
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A stunning Auchentoshan from That Boutique-y Whisky Company, Batch 1 features a superb illustration of bar maestro Ryan Chetiyawardana thinking up a recipe for a delicious whisky cocktail...  More info
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That Boutique-y Whisky Company's second batch of Auchentoshan is a delicious, triple-distilled gem featuring an illustration of legendary bartender Ryan Chetiyawardana. He's seen here thinking up a...  More info
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A refill butt matured Lowlander. This was distilled at Auchentoshan in Summer 1996 before a decade in cask number 2860 before bottling in Summer 2006.  More info
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An 11 year old Auchentoshan, bottling by the great indie bottlers, WM Cadenhead, for their Duthies range.  More info
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An 11 year old Auchentoshan, aged in a single cask and bottled for Douglas Laing's Premier Barrel selection. A release of just 182 bottles.  More info
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A single cask Lowland whisky. This was distilled at Auchentoshan in Autumn 1998 and matured for 11 years in single refill hogshead number 5586 before bottling in Autumn 2009 by Douglas Laing.  More info
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