The Auchroisk distillery was built by Justerini & Brooks in 1974, to ensure a steady supply of malt whisky for their J&B blend. The land and springs, including the water source, Dorie’s Well, were bought for £5million. Although launched as a blending malt, master blender Jim Milne declared the quality of the bourbon-matured whisky sound enough to be sold as single-malt; however, it was still missing something. Accordingly, the spirit was given a year in sherry casks, which produced a much fuller, and fundamentally, more complex flavour. Although not sold as Auchroisk (pronounced ‘OH-thrusk’) - the company deemed the name difficult to read - the distillery’s own bottlings were first sold, up until 2001, under the name Singleton and in 1986 the first bottling, a twelve year-old, was released under this name.
One of just 294 bottles from a single refill hogshead cask, this 20 year old Auchroisk shows the complex and traditional style the distillery is known for.
The nose leads with fruity pear drops, apples and vanilla, with a citric lemon flavour that comes through to taste as well. The palate offers toffee, aniseed and a long-lingering spice and oak.
700mL | 50%ABV
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