• Founded: 1972
  • Status: Operational
  • Region: Speyside, Scotland – Mulben, Banffshire AB55 6XS +44(0)1542 885000
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History The Auchroisk distillery is a whisky distillery in Banffshire, speyside Scotland. It was established after Dorie’s Well was discovered and found to have water similar to the water used by the Glen Spey distillery, which was used by Justerini & Brooks to produce malt whisky for their blends. The wells water was used to produce a test batch of whisky at Glen Spey distillery, and was approved, which led to the start of construction of the Auchroisk distillery at the site of the well in 1972 to produce whisky for the J&B blend. Production started in 1974.

The distillery produced its first single malt in 1978. The single malt was rebranded as ‘The Singleton’ in 1986, as the name ‘Auchroisk’ was perceived as too difficult for consumers outside Scotland. The name changed back to Auchroisk in 2001, when a bottleing was released under the name ‘Auchroisk 10 Year Old Flora & Fauna’ in the Diageo Flora & Fauna range. In 2008 the name was changed again, this time to ‘The Singleton of Auchroisk’. The distillery is used as a hub for vatting Auchroisk with the highland whiskies used in J&B before being shipped off for marrying and bottling. Auchroisk, the name of the distillery, means shallow ford across the red stream in Gaelic, referring to the nearby Mulben Burn.

The Whiskyphiles tasting notes

Official Bottling
  • auchroisk-10-year-old-whisky Auchroisk 10 Years Old Flora and Fauna (2015) - Auchroisk 10 Years Old Flora and Fauna (43%, OB, 2014) Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Auchroisk distillery Bottling: Diageo ABV: 43% Cost: £49.63 What they say: In a striking hilltop […]
  • auchroisk-1976-the-singleton-of-auchroisk-bottling The Singleton of Auchroisk 1976 (2017) - Light bodied at 40% and smooth but with an entertaining toffee/coffee/chocolate flavour profile going on and a good taste of malty barley, some oak aging too, this seemed akin to many a good blend and I wonder if this expression was constructed in such a way as to appeal to the more common blend drinkers that would have dominated the consumer market. 85/100
Independent Bottling
  • Auchroisk 13 Years Old 2001 Small Batch (2015) - Auchroisk 13 Years Old 2001 Small Batch (46%, Cadenheads, Bourbon HHs, 1008 Bottles, 2015) Speyside single malt scotch whisky 46% ABV, £44.50 Score: 78/100 What they say: Bottled January 2015  This is […]
Carn Mor
  • auchroisk-13-year-old-2000-strictly-limited-carn-mor-whisky Auchroisk 13 Years Old 2000 Strictly Limited (2019) - Auchroisk 13 Years Old 2000 Strictly Limited whisky review: Great poise and balance to this one, a touch of cask char/bitterness and light floury barley malt along with ripe mixed fruits, very drinkable. 83/100
  • auchroisk-16-year-old-1999-strictly-limited-carn-mor-whisky Auchroisk 16 Years Old 1999 Strictly Limited (2019) - Auchroisk 16 Years Old 1999 Strictly Limited whisky review: Another finely balanced expression - a little more spirit character present in this one despite it's extra years of maturation over the 13 year old 2000 vintage comparator from the same bottler. On the nose a lot more woody but a little lacking in distinct ripened fruit flavours perhaps? 84/100
Douglas Laing
Hunter Laing
  • auchroisk-18-year-old-1994-cask-9877-old-malt-cask-hunter-laing-whisky Auchroisk 18 Years Old 1994 Old Malt Cask 9877 (2019) - Auchroisk 18 Years Old 1994 Old Malt Cask whisky review: Floral, syrupy and light flavours hints of zesty fruits, a good drinker and great classic Speyside single malt example. 86/100
Morrison & Mackay
Robert Graham
That Boutique-Y Whisky Company
  • Auchroisk+-+Batch+5+-+19+Year+Old+(That+Boutique-y+Whisky+Company)+(1) Auchroisk 12 Years Old Batch 7 (2019) - Auchroisk 12 Years Old Batch 7 whisky review: Another great Speyside expression, good spirit character and balance of light/refill cask influence, this one becomes quite savoury and salty on this finish giving it a nice twist. 83/100