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Auchentoshan

Auchentoshan Distillery

Region: Lowland, Scotland. G81 4SJ

Founded: 1823

Status: Active

Owner: Morrison Bowmore (Suntory)

Water source: Loch Katrine

Mash tun: Semilauter

Washbacks: 7x Oregon pine

Stills: 1x Wash 1x Low wines 1x Spirit

Capacity: 1.75 million litres per annum

History:

Auchentoshan was built in 1800.[6] After its foundation, it changed hands multiple times, and was bought by Eadie Cairns in 1969, who rebuilt it completely.[6] Cairns sold Auchentoshan to Morrison Bowmore distillers in 1984.[6] Suntory invested in Morrison Bowmore in 1989. In 1994, they acquired 100% of its holdings. In May 2014,[7] Beam Inc. and Suntory Holdings Limited merged to create Beam Suntory Inc, who are now the owners of Auchentoshan and other Morrison Bowmore holdings.

Photos:

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Auchentoshan Whisky Reviews:

  • Auchentoshan-11-Years-Old-1999-Bordeaux-Cask-Matured-single-malt-scotch-whisky Auchentoshan 11 Years Old 1999 Bordeaux Cask Matured ~ 58% (Morrison Bowmore) - Auchentoshan 11 Years Old (1999) Bordeaux Cask Matured (Official Bottling) 58% ABV around £40 for 70cl Score 86/100 What they say: The triple distilled, award winning, extra smooth, single malt renowned for its soft, delicate flavour. A fruity Lowland malt, produced in Scotland since 1823, under the watchful eye of the distillery manager. Product of […]
  • auchentoshan-11-year-old-2004-distillery-cask-oloroso-933 Auchentoshan 11 Years Old 2004 Distillery Cask Oloroso 933 ~ 60.1% (Suntory) - Review: Auchentoshan 11 Years Old 2004 Distillery Cask Oloroso 933 Category: Lowland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Auchentoshan Distillery Bottling: Suntory – Distillery only ABV: 60.1% Cost: £70 What they say: Distilled 23rd September 2004 and matured for over 11 years in Oloroso cask #933 before bottling at the distillery on 16th October 2015 at […]
  • Auchentoshan 12 Years Old 1999 Authentic Collection ~ 58.7% (Cadenhead’s) - Auchentoshan 12 Years Old 1999 ~ 58.7% (Wm Cadenhead) 58.7% ABV, £55 for 70cl Score: 83/100 What they say: Distilled at Auchentoshan Distillery in the Lowland in 1999, this was matured for 12 years in a Bourbon Hogshead and bottled at Cask Strength of 58.7% ABV with a 254 bottle outturn in October 2011 What I […]
  • Auchentoshan12YO Auchentoshan 12 Years Old ~ 40% (Morrison Bowmore) - Auchentoshan 12 Years Old (Official Bottling) 40% ABV, £30 for 70cl Score: 82/100 What they say: Triple distilled then matured for over twelve years. Our Lowland Single Malt Whisky has the tempting aroma of toasted almonds, caramelised toffee and the signature smooth, delicate, Auchentoshan taste. Tasting Notes To The Eye Golden honey. To The Nose […]
  • Auchentoshan Bottle Your Own 2001 Bourbon Auchentoshan 14 Years Old 2001 Bottle-Your-Own ~ 53.8% (Suntory) - Review: Auchentoshan 14 Years Old 2001 Bottle-Your-Own Category: Lowland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Auchentoshan Distillery Bottling: Official – bottle-your-own distillery exclusive ABV: 53.8% Cost: ~ £70 Score: 86/100 What they say: Distilled on 18th January 2001 was bottled on 30th August 2014, this spent a full 14 years in an ex bourbon cask #50 […]
  • Auchentoshan 21 Years Old 1992 Authentic Collection ~ 51.8% (Cadenhead’s) - Auchentoshan 21 Years Old 1992 Authentic Collection 51.8% ABV, £65 for 70cl Score: 82/100 What they say: Aged 21 Years Distilled at Auchentoshan Distillery Distilled: 1992 Bottled: February 2014 Wood Type: Bourbon Barrel No. of bottles: 162 70 cl. / 51,8% Nose: Pineapple chunks, brown sugar, white chocolate and mandarin segments. Palate: Cookie dough, lime […]
  • auchentoshan-blood-oak Auchentoshan Blood Oak ~ 46% (Suntory) - Review: Auchentoshan Blood Oak Category: Lowland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Auchentoshan distillery Bottling: Suntory ABV: 46% Cost: £71.45 from Master of Malt or £74.95 from The Whisky Exchange What they say: One of a pair of Travel Retail releases from the Auchentoshan distillery in the Lowlands – Blood Oak is a rather dramatically-named single malt […]
  • Auchentoshan-Classic-single-malt-scotch-whisky Auchentoshan Classic ~ 40% (Morrison Bowmore) - Auchentoshan Classic (Official Bottling) NAS, 40% ABV, RRP £20-25 for 70cl Score 58/100 What they say: The triple distilled, award winning, extra smooth, SINGLE MALT, renowned for its soft delicate flavour. A fruity lowland malt, produced in Scotland since 1823, under the watchful eye of the distillery manager. Triple distilled and matured solely in American […]
  • Auchentoshan_Heartwood Auchentoshan Heartwood ~ 43% (Morrison Bowmore) - Auchentoshan Heartwood (Travel Retail Exclusive) 43% ABV, £45.99 for 1L from World of Whiskies Score: 67/100 What they say: Exclusively for the Global Traveller Heartwood combines the perfect balance of rich whisky aged in Oloroso sherry casks, with a nuttiness from bourbon cask maturation. Tasting Notes To The Eye: Dark honeycomb. To The Nose: Fresh […]
  • auchentoshan-3-wood-whisky Auchentoshan Three Wood ~ 43% (Suntory) - Review: Auchentoshan Three Wood Category: Lowland single malt scotch whisky Origin: Auchentoshan Distillery Bottling: Suntory ABV: 43% Cost: £44.98 from Master of Malt What they say: This unique Auchentoshan Lowland Single Malt Whisky has been matured in three different cask types. Moving from American Bourbon to Spanish Oloroso Sherry – and finally Pedro Ximenez Sherry […]
  • Auchentoshan Virgin Oak Auchentoshan Virgin Oak ~ 46% (Morrison Bowmore) - Auchentoshan Virgin Oak 46% ABV, £63.31 for 70cl from Master of Malt Score 76/100 What they say: Placed in brand new oak casks right from the start, Auchentoshan threw the dice and won with their new Virgin Oak release. Instead of maturing in a cask that previous held sherry or bourbon, like most whiskies are, […]
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