Auchentoshan Distillery was established in the Dumbartonshire 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. 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.
Bright burnished copper appearance. Initial nosing reveals aromas of spicy malt and mild vanilla . There are hints of dried fruits too. Basically a nice integration of Bourbon and Sherry influences that gives both a fair showing. The palate offers good concentration with medium dry, peppery, biscuity malt flavours leading into a juicy raisined finish. Concludes dry with a pleasant spiciness lingering.