Auchroisk Single Malt Whisky
A relatively new addition to the Speyside whisky scene, Auchroisk was constructed in 1972 to herald a new age of distilling in the area, focused primarily on blended Scotch. Despite its imposing white modernist structure, the distillery draws its waters from the ancient Dorries Well, where they arrive via granite bedrock and a layer of softening sandstone to ultimately lend the whisky its subtle, smooth character.
Despite its enviable origin and attractive flavour profile – and, indeed, because of it – Auchroisk wasn’t bottled as a single malt until 1986, instead forming the signature profile of many popular blended whiskies. It was released under Diageo’s Flora and Fauna range in 2001, then subsequently as one of the Rare Malts collection in 2003 and remains a cult favourite in this capacity.