Collection Auchentoshan - Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Auchentoshan Distillery is a single malt whiskey distillery in western Scotland. The name Auchentoshan comes from the Gaelic Achadh an Oisein and means "corner of the field". The distillery is also known as 'Glasgow's Malt Whisky' for its proximity to Glasgow and 'the breakfast whisky' for its sweet and delicate character.

Auchentoshan is at the foot of the Kilpatrick Hills on the outskirts of Clydebank in West Dunbartonshire near the Erskine Bridge. It is one of six malt whiskey distilleries in the Scottish Lowlands along with Bladnoch, Glenkinchie and more recently Daftmill Distillery, Annandale Distillery and Ailsa Bay Distillery.

The triple distillation at Auchentoshan is unusual for a Scottish distillery. Normally, in the last phase of Scotch whiskey production, the fermented mash is distilled in two copper pot stills. At Auchentoshan, a third still (called the "intermediate still") helps the spirit achieve a final ABV content of 81%. This triple distillation, together with the unpeated malt, gives Auchentoshan a more delicate and sweet taste than many other Scotch whiskies. Maturation occurs primarily in ex-bourbon casks and ex-sherry butts, although some Auchentoshans are also aged in French wine casks.

Special bottlings are released on a regular basis, including the oldest, a 50 year old Auchentoshan, distilled in 1957 and released in 2008. The distillery has a visitor center and conference facilities, both completed in 2005, and can be visited any day of the week.

Auchentoshan's offerings have performed well in international spirits competitions. His 16- and 18-year-old Scotchs were awarded two gold medals at the 2008 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.