The name Auchentoshan is Gaelic and translates as “The corner of the field”, the distillery is also renowned as the breakfast dram, due to its delicate nature.
The distillery is situated on the outskirts of Clydebank in Dunbartonshire, at the foot of the Kilpatrick hills on the outskirts of the city of Glasgow near the Erskine Bridge.
Unusually 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 gives a final spirit its strength.
Maturation is mainly in ex-bourbon barrels and ex-sherry butts.
Special bottlings are released periodically…
The Auchentoshan Three Wood won “the best Scotch Whisky and Cigar Combination” in the World when paired with the Bolivar Inmensas.
Auchentoshan Distillery’s position as a long cherished landmark on the Glasgow horizon dates back to the time it was granted its distillery licence in 1823. Throughout its long history, the distillery, one of only a few remaining Lowland Malt Whisky Distilleries, has witnessed the development of Glasgow from its early industrial days, that saw its shipbuilding supremacy famed the world over, through to the modern and cosmopolitan Glasgow seen today. Appreciated by connoisseurs for its smooth flavour and by those new to malt whisky for its lightness and accessibility.
Auchentoshan Single Malt is one of only a few remaining Lowland malts. Even in this select company, Auchentoshan is unique; while others distil only twice, Auchentoshan Distillery continues the tradition of triple distillation.