February 22 2024  |  Spirits & Tobacco

Auchentoshan celebrates double centenary with new 24 Year Old single malt

By Hibah Noor

“This 24 year old is a nod to the past whilst raising a glass to the future”: Auchentoshan releases its oldest expression

Beam Suntory-owned Lowland distillery Auchentoshan has released its oldest expression: a 24 Year Old bottling that celebrates the distillery’s second centenary (1823-2023) and looks ahead to a bright future for the vibrant single malt.

Within global travel retail, Auchentoshan 24 Years Old is available exclusively at Taiwan duty free stores, in partnership with Ever Rich Duty Free. The retailer has been allocated 774 bottles. With a 43% ABV, the RRSP is US$270.

Never a distillery to dwell in the past, Auchentoshan said it is focused on what lies ahead and the belief that life is best enjoyed with others. The distillery’s versatile portfolio incorporates premium whiskies that are accessible, playful and perfect for sharing.

Auchentoshan is a rarity in Scotland, using triple distillation to produce a fresh and fruity spirit that develops in the cask to become a smooth and easy-drinking whisky celebrated around the world. The new 24 year old bottling is described as “the perfect balance of distillery character and cask expression, showcasing the inimitable Auchentoshan style through a rare lens of extended maturation that is brimming with fruit, soft spice and oak”.

Created through a marriage of American bourbon and European oak sherry casks to give a distinctly full flavor profile, this whisky has ripe notes of gooseberry and juicy green grapes that give way to chocolate-covered almonds, moist raisins and warm honey, perfectly balancing the vibrancy of younger Auchentoshan with the depth and complexity of over two decades spent resting in cask.

Susan Williamson, Distillery Manager, said, “We have joined a rare club of distilleries to reach their third century and it’s a testament to the quality and versatility of our whisky that the horizon looks so bright. We couldn’t let such a big birthday pass us by without bottling something special, so this 24 year old is a nod to the past whilst raising a glass to the future.”

Manuel Gonzalez, Beam Suntory Brand Marketing Director Global Travel Retail, added, “Taiwan is a strong market for Auchentoshan – back in 2022 the airport even hosted the brand’s first ever pop-up in the global travel retail channel. I’m delighted that we are offering this latest premium release to the region’s travelling consumers, who are sure to appreciate this fruity yet complex whisky. The launch of Auchentoshan 24 Years Old reflects the continued premiumization of our portfolio, and I’m confident it will attract new customers to the brand, in addition to driving a halo effect within the core range.”

Ever Rich Duty Free commented, “Ever Rich Duty Free Shop has always been dedicated to providing consumers with unique products and experiences, therefore we are very excited to partner with Beam Suntory to showcase this very special Auchentoshan 24 Years Old bottling. Taiwan is one of the most important markets in the world for single malt whisky, and we are confident that our travelling consumers will be delighted by the opportunity to acquire this double centenary limited edition. It’s a wonderful opportunity to raise a toast to Auchentoshan’s 200 years of success, and to anticipate the many more to come.”

Auchentoshan 24 Years Old Tasting Notes

  • Nose/Aroma: Mint leaves, menthol, beeswax, juicy green grapes, warm autumnal fruits and citrus fruit.
  • Taste: Candied citrus peel, creamy vanilla, moist raisins and chocolate coated almonds.
  • Finish: Long and fruity, with citrus and soft spices.
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