Founded by Irish refugees in 1825 on the outskirts of Glasgow, Auchentoshan is one of the last active distilleries in the Lowlands of Scotland. In common with other Lowland and Irish whiskies Auchentoshan malt whisky is distilled three times (as opposed to most Scottish malt whisky which is distilled twice). This triple-distillation has the effect of softening the flavour and body of the end product.
The nose gives an almost rum like sweetness with honeyed aromas, bright cherry and white chocolate. The palate has a creamy edge with treacle, toffee and caramel notes and the finish has some spicy notes but is very smooth.
Delicious with a warming bowl and cream of mushroom soup with truffle oil.