My very own Auchentoshan, the 24 year old 1989 Save Lars Whisky, is close to being sold out. So I thought it was way overdue to post tasting notes! Check them out! You may also wish to view the video rambling that I created. Enjoy!
A new addition to the ever growing Toshan Man collection, this old Auchentoshan Pure Malt is from the Eadie Cairns era, before Stanley P Morrison took over. Liquid history!
A wonderful gift from the Belgian importer of Auchentoshan. A wooden box announcing the Auchentoshan American Oak, containing a sample, a jar with wood shavings, a piece of a North American cask stave and a engraved USB-stick containing the promotional video about this new release, that will replace the Classic. I'm looking forward to trying it soon!
And finally, here is video number three about the newly released Auchentoshan Virgin Oak. Surprisingly fruity and spicy and I quite like it. I'm sure you will too!
Here is video number two, the Auchentoshan 14 Year Old 1999 from Cadenhead's. Quite a young whisky but very nice indeed! Enjoy!
Auchentoshan Select 1994 The Video. Sounds a bit pompous, no? Nevertheless, I shot this little video last summer and just put it online today. It will be followed by two more videos later this week. Enjoy!
My very own Auchentoshan! Yes, I have released an independent bottling of Auchentoshan as a tribute to the fantastic Save Lars project that I lead a year ago (in which six Star Wars fans from around the world restored the iconic movie location in the Tunisian desert). All information on this exclusive whisky can be found here!
New tasting notes are now published. We have added no less than 10, 5 officials, 4 indies and 1 cask sample. Check them out! In the next couple of days, I will also be publishing three new videos with Auchentoshan tastings. Enjoy!
A great gift arrived today (yes, the Toshan Man is even happy with empty bottles!): a sample of the Auchentoshan 23 Year Old 1979 Sherry Butt #4560. A grand Auchentoshan, to be sure. Tasting notes will follow shortly.
What a pleasant surprise in the mailbox today. The famous independent bottler Douglas Laing recently released a new range called Old Particular. Among them is a brand new Auchentoshan 15 Year Old 1997. Today, I received a sample with a touchy note. Thanks, Fred, Chris and Cara!
My friend Emile from Holland visited the distillery on July 1st and brought back a Bottle Your Own release from cask 2052. It is an Auchentoshan from 1999, that matured on a bourbon cask for 13 years. Thanks, Emile!
My friend Jeroen visited Glasgow last week and came back with two wonderful gifts: a Three Pack from the distillery (Classic, 12 Year Old and Three Wood in 200ml bottles) and a cask sample from Creative Whisky Company. Much appreciated!
Upon my return, a parcel was waiting for the Toshan Man: the Auchentoshan 1999 Cellar Trends. Yes!
Just returned from a wee holiday in France with my family. Naturally, I took some of my favourite whisky with me. Check out the newest video of the Auchentoshan Silveroak. Enjoy!
The Auchentoshan Springwood, Heartwood and Cooper's Reserve just received silver awards at the International Wine and Spirits Competition. Also by MDB: Bowmore raked in two gold and two silver, while Glen Garioch got one gold and two silver. All in all, 10 awards for Morrison-Bowmore Distillers. Congratulations are in order!
The gold/brown labeled bottles are in fact Auchentoshan Select (this packaging was used from 1990 until 1994). Some bottles did not mention the word Select on it as can be seen in the photo. The bottles without the name were for the Italian market.
My friends Niek & Ilse visited Scotland this month, touring for no less than three weeks. The final distillery they visited was our beloved Auchentoshan, where they met up with Jeremy Stephens and Rachel Barrie. And they filled up two small bottles from the Bottle Your Own programme at the distillery, getting the labels signed by Rachel for me. I am a happy camper.
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!
I'm always looking for samples, so contact me for a trade/sale!
Yep, you read that right. I have just released my very own Auchentoshan, a single cask at cask strength in honor of a Star Wars restoration project that I was the leader of (www.savelars.com). More info on the bottling here!
A wonderful gift reached me from Peter Krause of Slowdrink.de, the Auchentoshan 23 Year Old 1979 Sherry Butt #4560. A wonderful dram.