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


Spring and summer are - for me - the ideal period to sip Auchentoshan. Hence you can find no less than 10 new tasting notes here, bringing the total up to 204. Enjoy.


At the Whisy Fair in Limburg, I met whisky artist Monique Tromp-Slegers. I was impressed by her artwork and commissioned an Auchentoshan cask head. The result is a stunning piece of art. It has been put in a prominent place in the Toshan Temple.


Malts of Scotland, the famous German bottler, recently released two Auchentoshan for the German market. A special thanks to Billy for helping me to add these to my collection!


Ah, it's been a while, but I have not been sitting still. Many new items were added to the collection, including a new Distillery Only Bordeaux Cask #3835 (both 20 and 70cl), a pen, a metal standee and - From Russia With Love - the Bartenders Malt Saint Petersburg Edition, a 12 Year Old single cask expression exclusively produced for Kirill, a famous bartender in... Saint Petersburg (doh!).


Another X-mas, another cask head. This time, it was a work of art by a French wood carver, who made this cask head to order. I must say, I am very chuffed with the result and it will get a nice spot right next to the cabinet in the Toshan Temple.


I admit, I'm quite active on whisky auction sites, as this is a place where I can sometimes find some bottles that are not yet part of the Toshan Temple. I just added two new great bottles: an old one and a new one.


I recently returned from a trip to Islay. Obviously, I traveled over Glasgow to get there. And when in Glasgow, well, you simply can't not visit Auchentoshan, certainly when you are the Toshan Man.


Ovenbird, a Glasgow based coffee roaster, offers whisky coffee. In this case, the coffee 'matured' for 12, 18 or 21 weeks on a bourbon barrel that previously held Auchentoshan whisky.





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