A classic example of the Lowland malts, Auchentoshan is made by the triple distillation method. In Lowland terms, light does not mean a lack of character, but rather, a well defined malt with plenty of complexity. If you fancy single malts but do not care for intensity, then Auchentoshan offers the perfect answer.
On the nose you get vanilla, lemongrass & light saddlery oils. The palate is sweet but not cloying & the finish produces ginger, vanilla & fresh cut grass.
This variant spends at least 10 years in bourbon wood, a good year in Oloroso sherry barrels & 6 months in sweet Pedro Ximinez casks. This produces a delicate interplay of flavours with the whisky struggling to make itself heard above the woods.