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Auchentoshan

Auchentoshan

Owner:                            Region/district:    Morrison Bowmore                       Lowlands

(Suntory)

Founded:    Status:          Capacity:

1823            Active (vc)     1 750 000 litres

Address: Dalmuir, Clydebank, Glasgow G81 4SJ

Tel:                         website:

01389 878561           www.auchentoshan.com

History:

1800 – First mention of the distillery Duntocher, which may be identical to Auchentoshan.

1823 – An official license is obtained by the owner, Mr. Thorne.

1903 – The distillery is purchased by John Maclachlan.

1923 – G. & J. Maclachlan goes bankrupt and a new company, Maclachlans Ltd, is formed.

1941 – The distillery is severely damaged by a German bomb raid and reconstruction does not commence until 1948.

1960 – Maclachlans Ltd is purchased by the brewery J. & R. Tennant Brewers.

1969 – Auchentoshan is bought by Eadie Cairns Ltd who starts major modernizations.

1984 – Stanley P. Morrison, eventually becoming Morrison Bowmore, becomes new owner.

1994 – Suntory buys Morrison Bowmore.

2002 – Auchentoshan Three Wood is launched.

2004 – More than a £1 million is spent on a new, refurbished visitor centre. The oldest Auchentoshan ever, 42 years, is released.

2006 – Auchentoshan 18 year old is released.

2007 – A 40 year old and a 1976 30 year old are released.

2008 – New packaging as well as new expressions - Classic, 18 year old and 1988.

2010 – Two vintages, 1977 and 1998, are released.

2011 – Two vintages, 1975 and 1999, and Valinch are released.

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