Scottish lowland distillery, Auchentoshan has long been associated with crafting sweetish, floral single malts that are easy on the palate, beloved by amateurs and seasoned drinkers alike. It’s so delicate that you can drink it for breakfast (or so the Glaswegians claim).

Auchentoshan’s triple distillation method has produced fast favourites like the 12- and 18-Year Old expressions, with potent citrus peel and rich fruity notes undercut by a characteristic woodiness. It’s an expensive and time-consuming process that highlights the distillery’s dedication to craft, now taken to a new level with the Auchentoshan Three Wood.

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This treacle-coloured whisky harbours a world of flavours.

Three different oak casks composed this no age statement whisky. American Bourbon oak casks and a Spanish Oloroso sherry cask infuse the whisky with notes of  milk chocolate, hazelnuts and orange rind, with a discernible oakiness. The Three Wood is then finished off in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks, rounding the whisky off with notes of dark forest fruits and raisin. Unlike the 12- and 18-Years Old, the Three Wood is mildly peaty, giving it a complexity that appeals to even those familiar with entry-level whiskies.

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Walk on the wild side.

For those who’d like to sample the Auchentoshan Three Wood, the label is holding a pop-up Taste Experimentation Bar at Monti. Consumers get to try bespoke cocktails made with the Three Wood, and flights of three Auchentoshan whiskies throughout the night. Bottles of Auchentoshan will also be available for purchase during the event. If you’ve been a stickler to Scottish highland whiskies, it’s time to take your palate on a trip to the lowlands.

The New Malt Order
Monti, 82 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049213
Date: 22-24 December, 2016

Contact Monti for more details, 6535 0724.

Beatrice Bowers
Features Editor
Beatrice Bowers writes about beauty, drinks, and other nice things. When not bound to her keyboard, she moonlights as a Niffler for novels and can be found en route to bankruptcy at your nearest bookstore. Don't tell her boss.