Auchentoshan 18 Yrs Old Single Malt

$160.00

Aged perfectly for over 18 years in North American bourbon oak casks. Exhibits a floral freshness, coupled by green tea, and citrus fruits. Auchentoshan 18 Year Old is the perfect example of a grown up Auchentoshan, still delicate and light but with a long, lingering finish. One for our connoisseurs.

A delicate infusion of ripe citrus, green tea and the warmth of toasted almonds greet the palate. Savour as it comes or enjoy over ice.

Double gold winner at the San Francisco spirits challenge.

ABV40%
WOOD North American Bourbon Oak Casks

Colour: Deep golden summer barley

Nose: Fresh tobacco leaf, then sweet with a hint of caramelised sugars, green tea and toasted almonds

Taste: A floral freshness with sweet barley sugar at first –this gently ebbs to reveal a tangerine zestiness

Finish: Long lingering and well balanced that invigorates the mouth

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Distillery Profile:
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.

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.

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.
 

Region: The Lowlands, Scotland
Grapes: NIL
Volume: 700ml

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