Auchentoshan is one of the very few single malts in Scotland which is tripled-distilled. The final stage of normal Scotch whisky production involves distilling the fermented mash in two copper stills. However, this whisky is put in a third still (intermediate still) to create a final spirit strength of 81% ABV (162 proof). This triple distillation combined with unpeated malt, creates a more delicate and sweet flavour than most other scotch whiskies.
Auchentoshan is known as 'Glasgow's malt whisky' due to the fact its location is near to Glasgow in the west of Scotland. The distillery was granted its licence in 1823 and originally was known as 'Duntocher'. However, in the Second World War, the distillery became damaged due to bombing on the Clydebank Shipyard. In 1948, reconstruction took place and the distillery was given the new name of 'Auchentoshan'.
NOSE - Fruits and cereals
TASTE - Vanilla and barley
APPEARNCE - Deep Amber