Auchentoshan: Foundation: 1817 Pronunciation: “Och “n’tosh’n” Meaning: Corner of the field Status: in production
The whitewashed building of the Auchentoshan Distillery is located on the outskirts of Glasgow, in the middle between the Killpatrick Hills and the Clyde River. In the 2nd World War the distillery was bombed and severely damaged by German air forces. The burning whisky stocks ran into the nearby river Clyde. Only after the war, in 1948, was it rebuilt and modernised in 1974.
Auchentoshans whiskies are typical of the Lowlands region: they taste light and dry. The only special feature is that the whisky is distilled 3 times, as with the Irish.