Whisky Stills at Auchentoshan

Whisky Stills at Auchentoshan Distillery

This evening, my theme is Auchentoshan Distillery which is located near Clydebank on the outskirts of Glasgow. This is the only distillery operating within the Glasgow conurbation.

Distilling at Auchentoshan dates back to at least 1800 but this was illicit activity. The distillery owners purchased a licence in 1823 from whereon the distillery was legal. Over its life, the distillery has undergone many changes of ownership which now rests with Suntory of Japan, which also owns Bowmore on Islay.

As a ‘Lowland’ category distillery, Auchentoshan is triple distilled compared with the double distillation carried on in other whisky regions of Scotland. Here is a video clip of the stills. The triple distillation process is similar to that used for producing Irish Whiskey. The presence of an intermediate still results in a more refined spirit albeit at expense of lower yield. However, strength is high, at around 80pct alcohol by volume. Read more on Visit Auchentoshan Distillery, Scotland…