So where have I been for the last six months, you wonder? Completely renovating my house took up half a year, but now it is done. And of course, the Toshan Man Collection got a prominent place in the new living room. Check it out here!
As promised, new tasting notes have just been added for four expressions. Three independents and the new official release of the Auchentoshan 1988 Wine Cask Finish, a 25 Year Old beauty. That brings the total of tasting notes at 143!
Dear Toshan Men & Woman - here is to your good health. May all your dreams come true in 2015!
Santa arrived a bit early in Belgium and dropped off a nice bottle of Auchentoshan 1984 at the Toshan Man HQ. It was bottled in 2004 by Signatory Vintage. Lovely dumpy addition to the collection!
Apologies for the long silence, but I moved house and had a lot of work packing up my collection safely, but now I'm back in business. Expect more info soon!
No less than 7 new tasting notes can now be found online, including a single cask from 1966! Check them out here. That now means a total of 139 tasting notes!
It had been a while since I updated this website (with my apologies), but today I have added two new items to my collection: a tablecloth as seen at whisky festivals and a misprinted one-of-a-kind box. Check it out! Also, some new tasting notes will be uploaded soon!
One of the highlights of my collection is without a doubt the Auchentoshan 50 Year Old. To find out exactly what a magical dram it is, check out this video.
Most of you are aware of my love for Star Wars and during my Easter Holiday I combined my two hobbies. Enjoy this little video that I made of the Auchentoshan American Oak at the Lars Homestead from Star Wars in the hot desert of Tunisia.
It has been a while since the last update, but I've been busy. No worries, though, the collection keeps growing. Just added another Indie, a 17 Year Old single sherry cask from Anam na h-Alba, the Soul of Scotland. Some other collectibles have made it to the Toshan Man HQ and will go online soon.
A great gift from Cinoco, the Belgian importer of Auchentoshan whisky: an elaborately packaged version of the new Auchentoshan American Oak.
From now on I can go to the Toshan Man HQ in style, wearing my grey silky soft Auchentoshan tie!
It is beginning to look like winter is going to skip my neck of the woods this year around, so I do not have much use for my brand new Auchentoshan bonnet. C'mon! Bring on the snow!
No less than 14 (yep, you read that right: fourteen!) new tasting notes are now online. Check them out here! I have now a track record of 134 tasting notes online! Well, as long as my liver agrees, I'll keep on tasting these wonderful Toshan expressions!
Two new videos can be found on the Toshan Man site, the first documenting a battle of two independent bottlings (Auchentoshan 12 Years Provanance versus Auchentoshan 15 Years Old Particular) from the Doublas Laing stables, while the second takes you back to the Auchentoshan distillery in Glasgow and reveals the Auchentoshan 1996 from the Bottle Your Own programme. A feast!
Last Sunday, I hosted my 44th Toshan Birthday tasting with no less than 28 friends. The nectar we tasted was flabbergasting. It will be a birthday long remembered. The full report can be found here.
I have just posted a full report with loads of photos of my visit - with Sofie, Niek & Ilse - to the Auchentoshan distillery. I hope you will enjoy it as much as we enjoyed our weekend in Glasgow. Click here for find out more!
I'm always looking for samples, so contact me for a trade/sale!