Auchentoshan The Bartender's Malt
Auchentoshan // Lowlands, Scotland
A single malt made “by bartenders, for bartenders”. It was created by The New Malt Order -- a collective of 12 bartenders from around the world selected in 2016 from a bitters competition using Auchentoshan new make whisky. This group, with assistance from former Auchentoshan master blender, Rachel Barrie, were responsible for the packaging design, branding, and of course, the cask selection. Whiskies from the 1970’s to the 2010’s were used. The cask types varied from ex-peated whisky barrels to those formerly used for rum maturation. The first batch of this single malt will be available beginning in July 2017 worldwide at select retailers and bars.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typevarious barrel types
"Trademark Auchentoshan vanilla custard-like nose - creamy, lemony and appealing. It tastes like pears and that same custard with a gingery zip and a light shortbread and toast finish. A promising cocktail malt with an easy-to-mistake 47% abv backbone that should invite experimentation. "