Auchroisk (pronounced Athrusk) is a relatively modern distillery, having begun production in 1974. Most of the production was destined for the J & B blend, however some malt was bottled as 'The Singleton' due to the perceived difficulty with pronouncing the name.
A very potent plain hogshead cask of Diageo's blending workhorse, Auchroisk (once of Singleton fame), from the 1990 vintage, bottled by Signatory at the end of 2012 for their Cask Strength Collection. Nice to see this very overlooked single malt in its natural state.
Since the demise of the original Singleton range, official bottlings of Auchroisk are rarer than talented X-Factor wannabes - we reckon that this 1999 Managers' Choice cask strength ex-sherry 9yo might be only the third OB we've had in recent times, alongside the Flora & Fauna bottling and a Rare Malts version. At 60.6%, this will be one for the sherry monsters out there.
A second entry in Diageo's special releases for Auchroisk, this time the oldest bottling released to date. It's a vatting of refill European and American oak matured whisky, distilled in 1982 and bottled after 30 years.
A special bottling of Singleton of Auchroisk to commemorate the distillery's 20th anniversary. This would have been produced using some of the first spirit to run off the stills in 1974 and was bottled 20 years later in 1994.