Auchentoshan started out in life as the Duntocher distillery which was founded around the turn of the 19th century - though the exact date is unknown. It was renamed Auchintoshan in 1834, after the Gaelic for "corner of the field". The distillery survived for many years, until the Second World War, when the bombing at the Clydebank shipyards left the distillery buildings badly damaged. Reconstruction began in 1948 and the newly reinstated distillery was given the new spelling: Auchentoshan. Interestingly, whilst a Lowland distillery, Auchentoshan sits only just within the Lowland region. In fact, its water source is located in the Highlands. It is, however, very Lowland in style, employing the region's trademark triple-distillation to provide a light, elegant, fruity whisky.