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. And the huge Clyde built
ships, such as the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth I &
II, the hallmark of shipbuilding and Engineering excellence.
To the vast cargoes of spices, tobacco, cotton and wines arriving
in Scotland that made Glasgow such a prosperous trading city.
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.
The distillery has been extensively refurbished since its
acquisition by Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd in 1984,
although it still retains all its traditional production
methods including its unique Triple Distillation process.
Color: Golden Honey.
brulee, a burst of citrus and the signature nuttiness
and green leafiness of Auchentoshan.
Palate: Smooth and
sweet with hints of tangerine and lime.
and slightly drying with a pleasant lingering nuttiness.
distilled and matured for over twelve years. The
result: a Lowland single malt whisky with the tempting
aroma of toasted almonds, caramelised toffee and
the signature smooth, delicate, Auchentoshan taste.
Colour: Rich Golden
brown sugar, orange, plum and raisin.
Palate: Fruit and
syrup. Hazelnut with hints of cinnamon and lemon.
A butterscotch sweetness adds to the overall complexity.
Finish: Fresh and fruity with long lasting oaky sweetness.
Comments: This is
the classic Lowland malt, triple-distilled, light,
but with plenty of complexity and character to in
its own right. The distillery is just outside of Glasgow,
hidden in a hollow between the river Clyde and the
Kilpatrick hills. In 1984 it was acquired by a private
company, Stanley P. Morrison as a Lowland partner
for its Islay and Highland distilleries, Bowmore and
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.
The whisky we create is worth the time and effort. Light,
fruity, sweet and delicate, it shows surprising depth
of character for its years.
Why not visit us today to get a true insight
into Glasgow’s greatest gem – Auchentoshan
Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
TAKE OUR TOUR
One of our friendly team will talk you through the magic
of scotch whisky distilling:
MALTING the barley which is the first
stage in the process.
MILLING & MASHING in which the malted
barley is ground into a type of flour called grist and
then mixed with hot water in a vessel called the Mash
FERMENTATION in which yeast turns sugar
from the barley into alcohol.
DISTILLATION – Find out about Auchentoshan’s
unique triple distillation process.
MATURATION – Step into the cool,
dark warehouses where Auchentoshan spirit slowly matures
– for five years or more – and enjoy a bit
of the ‘Angels’ Share’!
Fully ensconced in the art of making whisky, you may now
learn the art of appreciating whisky. Join one of our
Whisky Master Classes and follow the 5 simple steps to
getting to know your drams. Alternatively, drop by our
Shop for a dram and browse our selection of whisky, clothing
and other gifts.
Daily Guided Tours Daily guided tours
of the distillery take place every day and last approximately
45 minutes. Monday - Sunday from 10am - 4pm.
Tour Frequency: Tours run on the hour
every hour. Last tour starts at 4pm.
Group Tours: We welcome party bookings
Cost: Adult £5 - Under 18s accompanied
with an adult go free (up to a maximum of 5).
Monday - Sunday: 10am - 4pm.
Enquiries: Tel: +44 0141 558 9011