Two new additions to the Toshan Man Collection: a crystal decanter for the Auchentoshan 10 Year Old for Scottish Power as well as an old Glentoshan 5 Year Old Pure Malt bottle for the Italian market from the 1970s, making it my oldest bottling of Auchentoshan yet in terms of bottling date, but also my youngest, in terms of maturation. Get it?
Two new additions to the Toshan Man Collection: a couple of old style playing cards (only 6 though) and an Auchentoshan 21 Year Old with display box, bottled in the 1990s.
Steven Zeller from New York blogs weekly with his wife, with a clear preference for smoky whisky. But fate handed him a bottle of Auchentoshan Three Wood. Read what happened then...
It took a while to get here, but my 43rd birthday present by Linh Do has arrived. And it is absolutely stunning! Check it out at the bottom of this page!
Check out the new video I made, putting those two new Auchentohsan releases by German bottler Malts of Scotland head to head. Enjoy!
New acquisitions! Several items of clothing, including polo shirts, fleece and jackets, some boxes and tubes and three new independent releases, two from Malts of Scotland and one from Cadenhead. Today is a good day!
Check out the new tasting notes! The newest Auchentoshan 37 Year Old 1974 is the 100th Auchentoshan that I tasted! More coming soon!
In the latest video, I put two casks with number 803 head to head. One is boubon from 1966, the other sherry from 1973. Both are simply exquisite! Tasting notes will follow this week!
Another little video has just been posted to YouTube, so check it out. It deals with the Auchentoshan Batch 2 from That Boutique-y Whisky Company. Enjoy!
Two new collectibles in this week: a 17 Year Old ceramic bottle (empty, but you can't have it all, I suppose) and a 1987 horse carriage with the Auchentoshan logo. Thanks, Imanuel!
I posted on my Facebook page that I would be joining the PR department of Auchentoshan today. Many people congratulated me for living my dream. Obviously a few immediately spotted the fact that it was my April Fool's joke of this year. Still, it was nice to see many heartfelt congratulations as well. Ah... if only, eh?
Anyway, this is NOT an April Fool's: I just added the amazing Auchentoshan 37 Year Old 1974 barrel #5613 to the collection, which was released at the end of last year. And believe it or not, I actually tasted it in June 2011 during my visit to the distillery, so way before it was actually bottled. My friend Niek even got to play with it for his Toshan Experiment (watch the video, at the way at the end!). I will have some tasting notes online as well a s a video real soon.
OK, one more before the big announcement (well, to me, anyway): the Auchentoshan 16 Year Old 1988, cask 4445 bottled at 58,9% especially for Belgium. Tasted at the distillery in June 2011 and finally secured a bottle for the Toshan Man Collection. Wonderful!
After the heavyweights of the last few days - and just before the grand finale of announcements this month - allow me to present a special bottling of the Auchentoshan 10 Year Old especially selected for Scottish Power. Anybody know when this was bottled exactly?
Errrr... yes, it's true. Yet another Auchentoshan 1966. This is a 31 Year Old single cask from the Distillery Archive, this time cask 1005. What can I say?
Yep, another Auchentoshan 1966. This is a 31 Year Old single cask from the Distillery Archive. I have actually tasted it, but was now finally able to secure a bottle for the collection.
Believe it or not, I still have a couple of bottles to put online. It's been a busy month for the Toshan Man. First up is this Vintage 1966. That particular year is considered by many to be the best ever for my favorite distillery.
I was born in 1970, so you can imagine how happy I was to secure this Auchentoshan 21 Year Old Vintage 1970 in pristine condition.
Next up is the 53rd independent bottling in the collection, a 21 Year Old Auchentoshan single cask at cask strength by The Clydesdale.
Told you I had some neat new stuff! This crew-only pop-up book is absolutely stunning!
I have received two wonderful gifts at the Whisky Festival in Ghent recently. The first one is a wonderful valinch with stand, made from Auchentoshan oak staves! Check back soon, as I have several new items, including quite a few rare and old bottles underway. Me happy (but poor) now!
That Boutique-y Whisky Company has just released their second batch of Auchentoshan. Only 295 bottles and I got bottle number 1! Yeah!
De Kiln is the club magazine of the Dutch Usquebaugh Society. They have been around for over 22 yqears already! In the December 2012 issue, the Toshan Man was featured. Check it out here.
Three new bottles have been added to the collection, making the total of bottles now a whopping 110!
The report of my 43rd Birthday Toshan Tasting is now online. Enjoy!
A big thank you to all my friends who joined me at my 43rd Birthday Toshan Tasting. It was an absolute blast. Report will follow soon!
In the next couple of days, I will be publishing no less than 5 new videos, discussing some of the Toshan I tasted end of January (see message below of 28th January). Enjoy!
We have a winner. While it should not come as a big surprise to whoever tasted it, the Auchentoshan 32 Year Old 1979 got top honours at Whisky Advocate for Best Lowland Single Malt of the Year. This whisky was created by the wonderful Rachel Barrie, who deserves all the credit (well, with her team, obviously). Cracker dram!
I'm always looking for samples, so contact me for a trade/sale!
Auchentoshan is giving its range an upgraded look. The same fine whisky, of course, but in a slightly more modern packaging. Must admit, I love this new look!
Two releases by German bottler Malts of Scotland head-to-head. Check it out!
Enjoy with me the excellent single cask release of the Auchentoshan from 1974. It is the 100th Auchentoshan that I have tasted. Amazing!