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Whiskymag 137 July _Aug 2016

Auchroisk Single Malt Scotch Whisky

aka (The Singleton) Speyside Distillery

Auchroisk Distillery History

 

Auchroisk, pronounced Auch Roysk means 'ford of the red stream' is one of Scotland’s youngest distilleries in built in 1974. The distillery was the fourth to be built by Justerini & Brooks. At the time J&B also owned Glen Spey, Knockando and Strathmill distilleries.

 

A water source, the Dorie's Well, was discovered, on what was to become the site of the distillery, that had the same qualities as the water used at the Glen Spey Distillery.

 

At the time production at Glen Spey could not meet the demand that J&B needed for its blends.

 

After extensive testing of the water, from the Well, it was tankered to Glen Spey distillery to be used in test distillations. These were successful so J&B went ahead with construction.

 

First released as a single malt, at the barely legal age, in 1978. Its name was changed to “The Singleton” in 1986 as a marketing ploy as it was felt that Auchroisk was too difficult name for the average customer.

 

As a further piece of marketing a miniature Singleton was sent to all the “Singleton’s" in the phone book.

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However the market moved on and there was more to be made from the traditional heritage aspects so “The Singleton” name was withdrawn from the market and replaced by the 10 year old Auchroisk Flora and Fauna bottling.

 

2008 saw the return of the use of Singleton in the name. This time as "The Singleton of Auchroisk"

 

Same single malt Scotch whisky just different names.

 

Auchroisk Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting Notes (Distillery Style)

 

Nose :      Malt, citrus fruit mainly orange.

Palate :    Smooth medium body, soft sweet barley.

Finish :    Gentle, soft spice.

Auchroisk Distillery, Mulben,

Banffshire

AB55 3XS

Tel: +44 (0)1542 860333

 

Visitors by appointment Only

Founded 1974 by J&B

Location Speyside

Water Source Dorie's Well.

 

Distilling Equipment

 

Stainless Steel Mash tun

8 Stainless Steel Washbacks

8 High necked Pot Stills with Nearly Horizontal Lyne Arms

Matured in American oak bourbon and Sherry Casks.

Auchroisk Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery Bottlings

"The Singleton of Auchroisk"

Auchroisk 10 year old Flora & Fauna 40%

 

Auchroisk Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery

Older  Bottling

The Singleton

Auchroisk 28 year old 1974 Rare Malt Selection

 

Auchroisk Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Independent Bottlings   

 

Blackadder,

Candenhead’s,

Chieftains,

Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail),

Dun Bheagan

Kingbury's Celtic

Mackillop's Choice

Maverick  (Murray McDavid),

Murray McDavid

Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing),

Private Cellars (Speyside Distillers)

Scotts Selection (Speyside Distillers)

Auchroisk Scotch Whisky

Distillery Style Tasting Notes

 

Nose :Malt, citrus fruit mainly orange.

 

Palate :    Smooth medium body, soft sweet barley.

 

Finish :Gentle, soft spice.

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