|Number of Washbacks
|Number of Wash Stills
|Number of Spirit Stills
|2 million litres
|Oregon Pine / Stainless Steel
Auchentoshan is the last remaining distillery to use triple distilling in whole Scotland.
Auchentoshan is found in 1823 by John Bulloch in Clydebank, a town that would become famous in the late 1800s for it ship yards, just 20 minute drive from Glasgow.
During WWII the town is bombed by the Germans and only seven buildings remain unharmed: Auchentoshan Distillery is one of them, even if three adjacent warehouses are damaged.
As a reminder of the bombings, a huge crater behind the Auchentoshan distillery now hosts the dam for the distillery cooling water.
Auchentoshan's whisky is flavoursome, smooth and drinkable, being one of the lightest and most elegant of Scotland and the distillery is a vibrant and unconventional distillery.
We're part of the city.
And the city is part of us.
- from Auchentoshan website
- 1823 Auchentoshan Distillery is found by John Bulloch
- 1878 C.H. Curtis & Co. takes over at Auchentoshan
- 1903 Auchentoshan is bought by John Maclachlan
- 1941 Auchentoshan Distillery is severely damaged by German bombing
- 1960 J. & R. Tennant Brewers purchase Auchentoshan Distillery
- 1969 The distillery is bought by Eadie Cairns Ltd. who starts major modernizations
- 1984 New owner of Auchentoshan: Stanley P. Morrison, eventually becoming Morrison Bowmore
- 1994 Suntory buys Auchentoshan
- 2002 Auchentoshan releases Three Wood
- 2006 Auchentoshan 18yo is launched
- 2012 Six new expression are launched for the duty free market
- 2015 Blood Oak and Noble Oak are release by Auchentoshan
Auchentoshan is the only distillery in Scotland performing 100% triple distillation. This means having a very narrow spirit cut. They start collecting the middle cut at 82% and stop at 80%, long before any other distillery starts collecting.
Auchentoshan equipment consists of a semi-lauter mash tun with 6.8 ton mash charge, four Oregon pine washbacks and three made of stainless steel, all with a fermentation time of 50 to 120 hours, and three stills.
On site are also three dunnage and two racked warehouses which can hold about 20.000 casks.
Total Auchentoshan Distillery capacity is up to 2 million litres.
The core products of Auchentoshan consist of:
- American Oak
- 12 yo
- Three Woods
- Blood Oak
- Noble Oak
- Distillery Cask
- Auchentoshan Virgin Oak
- 1988 Bordeaux finish
Image source: Auchentoshan Official Website