News

09/12/2017

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.

14/10/2017

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.

08/10/2017

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.

07/10/2017

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.

08/09/2017

Those distillery casks seem to be very popular. More so than ever, I think. This is already the 4th this year and it's only September. This time around it is a lovely Oloroso sherry cask #34 with a very impressive color.

10/08/2017

The newest release from my favorite Lowander is the Auchentoshan Bartender's Malt (Annual Edition 1), created by and for bartenders. A world first, I believe. So... time to refresh my knowledge of how to make a good cocktail.

02/06/2017

Well, that previous PX Cask at the distillery proved very successful as it was it was finished in a month! The good news is: the new cask has been started and I've got mine already! It's another PX - cask #2547 - and simply mouth watering! Enjoy.

01/05/2017

A new cask was recently introduced in the Bottle Your Own program: Auchentoshan 2005 PX Cask 135. Thanks to our friends at the distillery, I as able to add a few of these - with special labels - to the collection. I am also very, very chuffed with the impossible to get Auchentoshan & Ale can (albeit emtpy, never used, so the top is open). 

10/04/2017

A couple of new bottles have been added to the collection, including a blue decanter of Auchentoshan 25 Year Old from the early 1990s. We now have over 100 official Auchentoshan in the collection.

24/02/2017

In 2014, I was able to interview Rachel Barrie for my book. This video has never before been shown, but with Rachel leaving Auchentoshan, I would like to offer this as a going away present to all Toshan Men and Women. Enjoy!

18/02/2017

Rachel Barrie, the Master Blender at Auchentoshan, is taking up the position of Whisky Maker at the BenRiach company, leaving my fav distillery - without a shred of a doubt in very good hands. Nevertheless, she will be sorely missed. I have come to known Mrs Barrie as a passionate professional with a warm heart and therefor I think a little tribute is in order. You can find it in the Toshan Tales. Best of luck, Rachel, and thank you for everything!

19/01/2017

Three new additions to the collection today: two Distillery Casks and a Warehouse edition from Malts of Scotland. All of them very, very good. This brings the collection of full bottles (70 & 100ml) to 170!

07/01/2017

Today is my 47th birthday. Dearly Beloved got me a grand gift indeed: an Auchentoshan 1998 Cask Head. Very happy with that!

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