MONTROSE & SONS, AUCHENTOSHAN 23-YEAR LIMITED RELEASE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
To understand the enduring appeal of Auchentoshan single malts,you have to understand two things: first, the spirit of rugged independence that has long defined this beloved distillery. And second, just how little ultra-aged Auchentoshan there is in the world at any one time. Currently, the number of bottles sits at just under 100—and all from a single cask. And we are giddy to report that we just got our hands on that entire cask!
Founded by Irish refugees in 1823 on the outskirts of Glasgow, at the foot of the Old Kilpatrick Hills, Auchentoshan is one of the last active distilleries in the Lowlands, producing single malts that are noteworthy not only for their character, but also for their remarkable refinement—like this rare, 23-year Auchentoshan, which we are delighted to be able to offer at 15% off.
The distinction of an Auchentoshan is in its distillation. Whereas most Scotch is distilled twice, Auchentoshan—like many Lowland whiskies, but unlike most Scotch malt whiskies—is distilled three times, concentrating its essence and ensuring a smoothness and richness that endears it to connoisseurs and collectors the world over.
Though undeniably a darling of collectors, Auchentoshan also happens to be the perfect gateway single malt, the ideal expression for those just beginning their discovery, with a lightness and accessibility that are rare in the world of Scotch. The great spirits writer Michael J. Jackson has put it aptly: "If you fancy single malts, but do not care for intensity, Auchentoshan offers the perfect answer ... subtlety.”
This expression, from the independent bottler Montrose & Sons, is true to form. Aged 23 years, it is a supremely smooth sipper, and with abundant grace notes throughout, from the clean nose, with dried fruit and flowers, to the elegant sweetness of the mid-palate to the long finish, as a nutty, spicy warmth—redolent of the Highland barley fields—envelops you.
We're so incredibly fortunate to have these. If you're already a fan of Auchentoshan, you'll thrill to the charms of this excellent bottling. And if you're an Auchentoshan newbie—well, let's just say (and apologies, Bogie) this could be the start of a beautiful friendship.
*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Fall 2021. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in CT, MI, NC, NY, TN, VA, WA and limited stores in GA. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.