Auchentoshan 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml
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Triple distilled then matured for over eighteen years for a refined whisky.
The result: a refreshing Lowland Single Malt whisky with the added infusion of ripe citrus and green tea, the warmth of toasted almonds and the signature smooth, delicate Auchentoshan taste.
Expect a deep golden summer barley colour to each glass of this Single Malt.
What gives whisky its colour? Our careful and methodical maturing process over the course of 18 years.
As the Single Malt comes into contact with the barrel, a new colour and flavour profile is created over time.
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1.WE MAKE A BEER
MALT IT, MILL IT, MASH IT
How Auchentoshan whisky is made, step by step
Our trademark clean, complex character starts with malted optic barley. Gently kilned, completely unpeated barley lets the Auchentoshan taste shine through, from our distillery in Glasgow.
We grind the barley to suit our lauter tun. It’s vital we have evenly milled starch grits, maximising the amount of starch that magically transform into sugars during mashing. All this hard graft means a fresh-tasting, clear wort from the lauter tun.
We feed the milled, malted barley – and pure water – into our lauter tun at 63.5°C. The heat helps turn the starches into sugar. After two fillings we are ready for fermentation – the third filling is used as the first water in the next mash.
2.WE TRIPLE DISTIL IT
Distillation takes our Distillers Beer from around 8% ABV (alcohol by volume) up to 81%. No other Scottish distillery insists on triple distilling every drop – double whisky distillation usually reaches just 70% ABV. The Auchentoshan story is about Distilling Different to create a Lowlands whisky.
WE TRIPLE DISTIL EVERY LAST DROP
WHAT IS TRIPLE DISTILLATION?
And what does it mean to be the only Triple Distilled Single Malt in Scotland that insists on it for every drop?
Our oak casks have a huge influence on flavour – so we spend a lot of time and money selecting them.
The right casks.
The right setting.
The right weather.
If a spirit wants to be called Single Malt Scotch Whisky, it must be matured in oak for at least three years – no less. We go much further.
Our whisky is matured in casks which held bourbon, sherry or fine wine. A selfless act of recycling? Not quite. It’s an essential step in creating Auchentoshan – the spirit and the wood work together over many years, lending colour and flavour to the finished whisky.
So it’s no surprise we spend so much time and effort selecting precisely the right casks – or indeed in balancing the unique flavours each cask imparts. That way, we create a whisky with flavours right across the spectrum.
TO THE EYE: Expect a deep golden summer barley colour to each glass of this Single Malt. What gives whisky its colour? Our careful and methodical maturing process over the course of 18 years. As the Single Malt comes into contact with the barrel, a new colour and flavour profile is created over time.
TO THE NOSE: Fresh tobacco leaf, then some sweetness, layered with a hint of caramelised sugar, green tea and almonds.
TO THE TONGUE: A smooth whisky taste with a floral freshness and a burst of sweet barley at first. This gently ebbs, revealing a tangy zestness of Auchentoshan whisky. The palate is left alive and refreshed.
TO THE END: A long, lingering well balanced Single Malt. A dram that invigorates the senses.
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