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
50 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 27 Tasting Notes
Nosing
Fruit
Spices
Oak
Sherry
Nuts
Vanilla
Banana
Chocolate
Peat Smoke
Apple
Orange
Sweet
Plum
Raisin
Caramel
Cherry
Peach
Honey
Almonds
Tropical Fruit
Tasting
Oak
Spices
Fruit
Dark Chocolate
Chocolate
Sweet
Oil
Nuts
Malt
Coffee
Honey
Sherry
Peat Smoke
Pepper
Date
Caramel
Chili
Berries
Dried Fruit
Salt
Apple
Grape
Orange
Barley
Tobacco
Wheat
Pear
Cherry
Grapefruit
Clove
Cinnamon
Finish
Oak
Spices
Chocolate
Fruit
Malt
Raisin
Dark Chocolate
Nuts
Coffee
Plum
Leather
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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