New Booze: Auchentoshan Virgin Oak Limited Release

by Camper English

Auchentoshan Single Malt Lowland Scotch Whisky, the only single malt in Scotland to triple distill every single drop, introduces Auchentoshan Virgin Oak Limited Release. This non-chill filtered expression is Auchentoshan’s first ever whisky to be exclusively matured in virgin North American oak casks. This aging technique is quite unusual in Scotland, where the majority of the whisky is matured in ex-bourbon or ex-sherry casks. Approximately 2,100 bottles of Auchentoshan Virgin Oak (46% ABV) will arrive in the US in November and will retail for a suggested $129.99.

 Since the millennium, Auchentoshan has placed small batches of its triple distilled spirit in virgin North American oak casks whose charred surfaces have held neither bourbon nor sherry. Time revealed that the lightness of the triple-distilled spirit made it suitable to absorbing the qualities of the charred virgin oak casks. The result is Auchentoshan Virgin Oak. 

Auchentoshan is the only distillery in Scotland dedicated to triple distillation, offering consumers an accessible single malt.  Its fusion of Lowland heritage and modern sensibility makes this whisky approachable to younger emerging whisky drinkers, who enjoy it straight up and in cocktails, as well as whisky aficionados looking for an unpeated (read: not smoky), softer style.  

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