Auchroisk distillery is located in Mulben, Banffshire (Speyside) and having been founded in 1974 it's one of Scotland's youngest distilleries.

The distillery is owned by Diageo and having 8 stills (4 wash & 4 spirit) it has an annual capacity of 3.1 million litres of pure alcohol.

Some early bottlings of Auchroisk were released under the name "Singleton" (of Auchroisk).

General whisky characteristics: Vanilla ice cream


Distillery photo by Anne Burgess via Wikimedia Commons


More great distillery info here, thanks to Malt Madness




Original Distillery (OB)


Auchroisk, 20y, bottled 2010, 58.1% ABV

European & US Oak, bottle No.1345 of 5856

Typical cost of this bottle;

Reviewed as par of MMA 2011


Glass: Classic Malt

Colour: Shiny bronze / rich gold

Nose: Initially lightly smoked malt, then polished wood with hints of banana stem. Lots of quality soft leather and also a suggestion of fruit & nut mix.

Palate: A cocktail of fruit, wood, fresh ginger and white pepper. Then faint orange and dark chocolate lead into the finish.

Finish: Very long with a hint of orange zest.

Overall Impression: Marvellous, a stunningly good whisky.



Auchroisk, Managers Choice, 1999-2009, 60.6% ABV

Cask 111323, one of 642 bottles

Typical cost of this bottle;

Photo shows typical Managers Choice presentation


Glass: Classic Malt

Colour: Light yellow gold

Nose: Vanilla ice cream with a light fresh leafiness. A faint suggestion of aniseed develops after 2-3 minutes alongside a light maltiness. The aniseed expands with more time.

Palate: Vanilla and some liquorice which sits right on the front of the palate. Also very creamy ice cream.

With 4 drops of water: More leafiness on the nose. The palate is smoother and lighter with less liquorice but more woodiness.

Finish: Long, even longer with water.

Overall Impression: Very good, especially with the water added.





Independent Bottlers


G&M, Auchroisk, distilled 1993, 43% ABV

Connoisseurs Choice

Typical cost of this bottle; (70cl not mini)


Glass: Spiegelau

Colour: Light yellow

Nose: A mixture of honey, lemon and malt

Palate: Hints of honey with liquorice and a selection of summer berries and redcurrant coming to the fore. Very warming and gentle.

With 3 drops of water: The nose has more honey and warm bread, but the palate suffers.

Finish: Quite long with the redcurrants providing a slightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall Impression: I like the faint berries, but after this experience, don't add water, it's fine without!









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