- Pronunciation: Auch-EN-TO-Shun
- Meaning: The corner of the field
- Founded: 1823
- Region: Lowlands
- Status: Operational
- Owner: Morrison Bowmore (Suntory)
- Production Capacity: 1,750,000 litres a year
The only distillery to out rightly triple distil in Scotland creating a ‘light and delicate character’, Auchentoshan lies just off the A82 outside Glasgow. Founded in 1823 Auchentoshan is owned by Morrison Bowmore which is a subsidiary of Suntory since 1994.
The history of Auchentoshan is quite typical of many distilleries with the exception of a German bomb severely damaging the distillery in 1941, the buildings were not repaired until 1948. Major modernisations occurred in the late fifties with a delightful visitor centre being installed in 2004, now receiving in excess of 20,000 visitors a year.
Auchentoshan has a over the years changed their packaging frequently and although they have a variety of malts such as ‘Classic’, 12 years old, 18 years old and the ‘Three Wood’ they have recently expanded it further into a non-aged cask strength addition called ‘Valinch’ after the tool used to extract whisky from a glass for tasting.
Historically there are several limited bottling of Auchentoshan for such as events as their own festival, further bottling include the Auchentoshan 1999 Bordeaux wine cask, 18 year old sherry matured and various older releases from 1957 50 years old and 1973 a 32 years old.