Auchentoshan (pronounced “och’n’tosh’n”) is one of only six Lowland Distillerys. Founded in the very early 1800’s (different sources differ on the year but the Auchentoshan website states 1823) the distillery lies at the foot of the Kilpatrick Hills right outside of Glasgow. It roughly translates to “the field of the corner.”
The Three Wood is then matured in, as you might have guessed, three different barrels. First is the American Bourbon barrels where it matures for 12 years then it is transferred to Spanish Oloroso Sherry casks for a year. That is enough to make a great tasting scotch right there but they don’t stop at just great, they head for the sublime. After the Oloroso it is finished for a year in Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks.