Auchentoshan 23 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (A.D. Rattray Cask Collection)
Aged for 23 years, this single malt Scotch whisky was bottled from a single cask at barrel proof.
Situated at the foot of the Kilpatrick Hills in Western Scotland, Auchentoshan (pronounced Aw-khen-tosh-an) Distillery was founded in 1800 and is one of the last remaining Lowland Single Malt Whisky distilleries. The distillery is nicknamed "Glasgow's Distillery"due to its proximity to the eponymous city, and its whisky is nicknamed "breakfast whisky"due to its sweet flavor and elegant texture. During World War II, the distillery was bombed relentlessly by Germany, and much of the whisky that was being matured in its rickhouses was lost to fire or spilled into the Clyde River, which is situated adjacent to the distillery. Following the end of the war, the distillery was rebuilt and today, it remains a testament to Scottish perseverance and innovation. Auchentoshan Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made from malted, optic barley that is gently kilned and completely unpeated. Once the barley has been malted, it is milled and mashed before being fermented in wooden washbacks made from Oregon Pine. While wooden washbacks are more expensive and difficult to maintain as compared to stainless steel washbacks, they retain a portion of the heat produced during fermentation, and ultimately produce a lighter and slightly sweeter whisky. Following fermentation, the whisky is distilled through Auchentoshan's copper pot stills. While Scotch whisky is traditionally distilled twice, Auchentoshan Single Malt Scotch is distilled three times: first through a wash still, then through an intermediate still, and finally, through a spirit still. This extra distillation step — no other major Scotch distillery uses an intermediate still — produces a purer and more refined spirit that dramatically affects the character of the whisky produced. Auchentoshan 23 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky was distilled on November 11, 1990 and matured for 8,550 days in a traditional oak cask. On April 9, 2014 — 23 years after its initial distillation — the whisky was bottled at cask strength. Auchentoshan 23 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky has an aroma of ripe gooseberries, malt, toffee and candied floss. The aroma gives way to notes of sweet caramel, citrus and dry licorice on the palate, and leads to a peppery finish. Only 130 bottles of this whisky have ever been produced. Pick up a bottle today!
|Proof||118.6 (59.3% ABV)|
|Distiller/Bottler Name||Auchentoshan Distillery|
Aroma of ripe gooseberries, malt, toffee and candy floss. Notes of sweet caramel, citrus and dry licorice. Peppery finish.
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