Auchentoshan 2007

Auchentoshan is already quite unusual in that it is a long-established lowland distillery. On top of this, they famously triple-distill every drop of their whisky, creating an exceptionally light and vibrant spirit that soaks up so much character from its cask. For any cask purchase, one needs to pay attention to the type of wood used – and that is doubly, even triply, the case for Auchentoshan.

This whisky has spent 12 years in the most classic of casks – the ex-bourbon hogshead. Again, this is one for the purists, the fans of classic whisky flavours in their whiskies, and no funny business. White oak brings vanilla, coconut and floral sweetness to this spirit, which is still powerful at 55% abv. There’s a light citrussiness under it all, a remnant of the distillation style.

Auction estimate: £13,000 – £15,000

For the person who likes: Drumstick chewy lollies, or coconut mushrooms

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Cask Details

DistilleryAuchentoshan
RegionLowlands
Age12 years
Distillation DateOctober 21, 2007
Cask TypeEx-Bourbon Hogshead
Peated?No
Re-gauge ABV55.90%
Re-gauge Litre of Alcohol (RLA)126 litres
New Bulk Litres225.4 litres
Re-gauge DateFebruary 2020
Bottles322
Cask Number4124

Tasting Notes

“A lovely soft nose with peaches and nougat. Peaches continue on to the palate, along with barley sugar, dark chocolate and a sprinkling of pepper. Spicy oak and cocoa in the finish. Good to go now, but could also take more maturation.”

Gavin D. Smith, Author & Renowned Whisky Journalist

“The nose is exceptionally light and biscuity. Very clean palate, more like an easy drinking vodka than a whisky, but with a great mouthfeel and complexity of flavour.”

Miriam

“Being triple distilled, this whisky smelt like sticking your head in a cloud of castor sugar, refreshing like a cold beer after a hard day’s work. This is the type of whisky you save in a hip flask to keep you spritely on steep hills.”

Struan

“There are worlds of worlds in this coconut cream pie. Mild and well-rounded yet not too simple. On the nose, I get hints of rubber, fresh leather, lemon, lime, liquorice, grassy, rhubarb puree, almond, a touch of the mechanical. The palate is nutty, grain-ish, roasted barley, oily, strawberry jam, peppery finish, almond, icing sugar, sugar cane juice, pineapple and coconut.”

Mila

“The nose offers artificial sweetness, powdered sugar, very subtle flavours. The palate brings more of a workshop environment with hints of oil and leather.”

Carl

Tasting Panel Video

We simply do not have enough liquid to allow every interested bidder to sample the contents of the cask before purchase. As a compromise, each sample is reviewed by our in-house team and their honest opinions encouraged. Among them, our tasters have sat on tasting panels for, and advised, top names in whisky, such as the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, the Waldorf Astoria, the Peninsula Shanghai and The Scotch Whisky Experience.

Watch the video below to hear what our team had to say about this fine selection of casks on Cask 88 TV, our online channel for all things whisky.


About The Distillery

Auchentoshan likes to be unique. It’s the only Scottish distillery which uses exclusively triple distillation, and the spirit produced here only ever goes on to become single malt whisky. This approach has paid off in recent years, with huge increases in sales and a corresponding increase in capacity.

Auchentoshan’s style is light, citrussy, and heavily influenced by the cask it was matured in. Almost all official releases of this whisky draw a lot of attention to the choice of maturation cask. Auchentoshan is Glasgow’s local distillery; until recently, its only Lowland competition was Glenkinchie. If you’re looking for rare and old lowland single malts, you either choose one of these two, or try and find a vanishingly rare cask from a silent distillery.

Buyer’s note: We cannot offer a photo of this cask due to the regulations on Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations that are imposed in the warehouse.

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Auction Details

  • Bidding will end on October 18th at 5:00pm BST subject to continuation defined below.
  • If any bid is received within the last 5 minutes of bidding across any of the current auction listings, the entire auction will be extended for an additional 5 minutes. The auction will officially close when a period of 5 minutes has passed without a new bid.
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  • Failure to send proof of payment within 72 hours will result in a penalty of 1% of the hammer price for each day the payment is delinquent.
  • Upon verification that all funds due have been received, ownership of the cask will be transferred to the buyer and the buyer will be sent a title certificate. As per Scottish regulations, the cask must remain in a government bonded warehouse until bottling.
  • No samples will be provided during the auction.
  • If two bidders place a bid in the same amount, the first bid placed will be the winner.
  • Storage will be included for a period of 2 years from the conclusion of the auction. All other costs related to storage, removal from storage, insurance, transportation, bottling and duties/taxes will be the sole responsibility of the buyer.
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  • A 10% buyers premium will be added to the highest prevailing bid. No buyers premium will be due if the reserve price is not met and the seller choses not to accept the high bid.