HOW TO PRONOUNCE AUCHENTOSHAN
Challenging to say, easy to drink
Auchentoshan – “Corner of the field”
Born and raised by our founder John Bullock in 1823.
In the ‘corner of the field’ as our very name says, our stills have created our smooth triple distilled malt for 195 years
This city runs in our blood like the Clyde runs through Glasgow. We’ve revelled in her diversity, drawn from her energy and added to her progress whilst maintaining our own style.
Auchentoshan is located at the foot of the Kilpatrick Hills on the outskirts of Clydebank. It is one of six malt whisky distilleries in the Scottish Lowlands along with Bladnoch, Glenkinchie, Annandale and Ailsa Bay Distilleries.
Established in the Dunbartonshire estate of Auchentoshan in 1823, the distillery has since changed hands multiple times, and in 1969 it was bought over by hospitality company Eadie Cairns, who began to sell Auchentoshan as a Single Malt through its own hotels and restaurants. Now, the Glasgow-based distillery is proudly owned by Beam Suntory Inc.
Auchentoshan is proud of its process, and is the only Scottish Single Malt distillery to insist on triple distillation for every last drop. The Auchentoshan story is about Distilling Different to create a Lowlands whisky.
At Auchentoshan distillery, time is important. Oak casks play a huge part and influence on flavour – so the distillery spends a lot of time and money selecting them. Auchentoshan’s whisky is matured in casks which held bourbon, sherry or fine wine. A selfless act of recycling? Not quite. It’s an essential step in creating Auchentoshan – the spirit and the wood work together over many years, lending colour and flavour to the finished whisky.
It’s no surprise Auchentoshan spend so much time and effort precisely selecting the right casks, and we highly recommend a visit to Clydebank to experience how it really works!