Auchroisk

Auchroisk is an industrial malt distillery that produces for the J&B Blended Scotch whisky. Read more about it below.↓

Information about the Distillery
64 Bottles
Scotland, Speyside
-3.116690 57.546760
Active
Diageo
4 x 24,000 l
Tall
4 x 16,500 l
Tall
8 x 56,000 l
11 t
1974
3,400,000 l
Average tasting notes Calculated from 33 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Fruit:
Oak:
Spices:
Sherry:
Vanilla:
Nuts:
Banana:
Apple:
Chocolate:
Peat Smoke:
Orange:
Peach:
Honey:
Sweet:
Tropical Fruit:
Pineapple:
Malt:
Plum:
Raisin:
Barley:
Leather:
Pepper:
Caramel:
Wheat:
Cherry:
Almonds:
Clove:
Alcohol:
Chili:
Anise:
Tasting
Oak:
Spices:
Fruit:
Dark Chocolate:
Chocolate:
Sweet:
Oil:
Chili:
Nuts:
Malt:
Coffee:
Honey:
Berries:
Sherry:
Peat Smoke:
Salt:
Grape:
Orange:
Pepper:
Date:
Caramel:
Wheat:
Grapefruit:
Alcohol:
Dried Fruit:
Vanilla:
Apple:
Raisin:
Barley:
Tobacco:
Pear:
Cherry:
Peach:
Clove:
Cinnamon:
Finish
Oak:
Spices:
Chocolate:
Malt:
Fruit:
Raisin:
Dark Chocolate:
Pepper:
Sweet:
Sherry:
Nuts:
Coffee:
Salt:
Plum:
Leather:
Grapefruit:
Clove:
Alcohol:
Details about the Distillery

The Whisky

Most of the whisky from the Auchroisk distillery goes into the J&B blended Scotch whisky.

There is quite a number of independent bottlings on the market from the Auchroisk distillery. The 10 year old of the Flora and Fauna series is perceived as the distillery bottling.

The distillery is rather typical for a Speyside distillery. The whisky is unpeated with a rather light aroma and some spiciness depending mostly on the wood that was used.

The Production

The biggest problem of the Auchroisk distillery was a suitable water source. The water from Dorie's well in Banffshire was tested and compared a lot to find out, if it was suitable for a single malt whisky production. Finally Justerini & Brooks (J&B) decided the quality was sufficient. The production output is about 3.4 million litres of pure alcohol per year.

The distillery house from the street.
The Auchroisk distillery

The Pot Stills

Auchroisk meets this high demand of the Justerini & Brooks company with four wash stills and four spirit stills. The wash stills have a capacity of about 24,000 liters and the spirit stills of about 16,500 liters. 

The pot sills have a constriction and the lyne arm is rising very slightly.

The pot stills of the Auchroisk distillery.
All the Auchroisk pot stills in a row

The Malting

There have never been any own maltings at the Auchroisk distillery. The distillery buys its malt without any peat smoke in it.

The Warehouse

The Auchroisk distillery plays a lot with the mixture between American and European oak. To create a bit more spiciness they use the more intense European oak and to create a calm and fresh whisky they use their American oak casks.

A cask stock of the Auchroisk distillery.
Casks storing at the Auchroisk backyard

History

The distillery was built in 1972 by the Justerini & Brooks company. The construction was finished in 1974, and the first single malt was released four years later.

The name of the whisky released by the distillery was a big issue, because the Gaelic name Auchroisk was too hard to pronounce for an international audience.

The Visitor Centre

The Auchroisk distillery is an industrial complex and therefore not open to the public.

Chronological rating history

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