Obviously, as The Toshan Man I try to get a hold of every single Distillery Only Cask that is released. But unfortunately, I cannot visit the distillery as often as I would like. Luckily, many friends - both within and outside of the distillery - are kind enough to help me obtain those. I was just able to add two more to the collection. Californian Red Wine Cask #3814 at 57.9% and Oloroso Cask #256 at 61.1%, both put to sleep in 2008.


The Toshan Man is fortunate to have friends all over the world. A single oloroso cask from 1990 was bottled exclusively for CWS - Chief Whisky Society - in China! If it weren't for a good friend on the other side of the globe, I don't think I would have been able to get that bottle. Happy dance! Thanks, Joseph!


For some reason, the Auchentoshan Bartender's Malt Annual Edition 02 never made it to my neck of the woods. Luckily I have the best friends in the galaxy and my buddy Heiko from Germany picked me up two bottles. One for the Toshan Temple and one to share! Thanks, Heiko!


Today, one of the whisky community's leading websites - - published an interview with yours truly. For reasons of space, they printed only part of the text, so I took the liberty of printing the whole thing for your reading pleasure on this website. Check out the Toshan Tales!


I just returned from a whisky trip to Taiwan and was very happily surprised to find the latest release of Auchentoshan on offer in the duty free shops. This is a 29 years old malt from 1988 that has been finished on PX sherry casks. Very happy to add this limited edition to my collection. But in the meantime, I was also able to source a single sherry butt from 1979, containing a 23 Year Old Auchentoshan, as well as the Royal Burgh of Lanark decanter, bringing the number of official releases at the Toshan Temple at 118.


Whisky and friendship go hand-in-hand in my experience. What's nicer than sharing a good dram with friends, eh? And often, it is also the gift of friendship, but when it's personalized like this, I am truly chuffed. Thanks, Manny, for getting me the latest Distillery Only Cask #295 with that personal touch. You rock!


Today was a good day for the Toshan Man collection. No less than five new independent bottles found their way to the Toshan Temple!


Auchentoshan gift boxes? Yes, please! Found a nice Three Wood gift pack with miniature from the late 2000s.


Auchentoshan beer? Well, sort of. Just got my hands on two Dutch beers that were matured in a former Auchentoshan cask.


I was very happy to get a visit from Team Russia, with Kit Yalta - Auchentoshan Brand Ambassador in Moscow - and his co-workers. We spent some time at the Toshan Temple and then had a lovely dinner together. That's what whisky is all about: friendship!


Sometimes you have to get a little lucky... I got very lucky this week in scoring the Auchentoshan 31 Year Old 1965 single sherry cask #2507 for a very reasonable price and in mint condition. A lovely new bottle in my collection.


I truly have the best friends in the Galaxy. My friend Manny drove three hours to get these bottles for me and then another 8 hours to bring them and get back home. How's that for friendship?!


In 2015 Eiling Lim released a 23 Year Old 1992 Auchentoshan, but by the time I found out, all 132 bottles were sold out. I have been looking for it ever since, but now they have found me! Yep, none other than Mrs Eiling Lim herself contacted me after she was able to secure two bottles from a private collection. Needless to say, I am happy. Thank you, Mrs Lim!





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