Triple distilling in Scotland
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This afternoon we start off to visit the Auchentoshan distillery. This distillery is a little bit north of Glasgow and easy to reach from the south. The TomTom (satellite navigator with the voice of my daughter:) finds the address upon entering the postal code. This is extremely helpful as a street and number are not always given in the UK. The last few hundred yards, there is a sign that points to the distillery.
The visitor centre is open, and the hourly tours are done. It is bitter cold inside and it had been helpful (warmer at the least) when production would be going on.
Chris who is leading us around, tells us the story about the process and (not) surprisingly adds new items of understanding to the things we already know.
After the tour we enter the tasting room (!!!) that is obviously built for large groups of people.
Here we smell different woods and we taste 10 Y old (very nice but obsolete) 21 Y old (very tasty, never refuse this!) and 'Three Woods' 10 Y old, matured in 3 different casks (a very tasty, rich in flavour, and affordable:) and we can compare with other whiskies from of other companies.
After two hours we are released into the open.
Yes I will drive: Chris pours drivers so little, they can drive even after 10 samples. Thanks Chris:)