The Lowland region lies South of an imaginary line that runs from Greenock on the West coast of Scotland to Dundee in the East. Most of the Lowland malts produced in this region end up in blends, but there area still a few single malts available to try from this region.
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Malts from this region are light in colour and have quite a dry finish. The dryness comes from the malt itself, not from peat as Lowland malts tend to be produced with unpeated malt. You may also find a certain sweet fruitiness to the flavour. Lowland malts are regarded as an excellent aperitif.
Generally speaking, Lowland region whiskies are mellower than whiskies from the Highlands, and are very much appreciated by those new to malt Whisky and experienced malt drinkers alike.
Situated on the outskirts of Glasgow, the single malt made here is triple distilled and light. The present site was once a monastery. Legend has it that the monks turned their hand from brewing beer to making whisky after the dissolution of 1560. The distillery was licensed in 1823. In recent years sales of Auchentoshan have increased dramatically and have now exceeded 1 million bottles per year. Visit Scotland 5 star visitor attraction.
Capacity 2 million litres and is open to the public