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The Auchroisk (pronounced Och reusk) Distillery, established in 1974, is a relatively modern addition to the historically-rich world of Scotch whisky production. Nestled in the heart of Speyside, it was constructed by the renowned distillery architects W. & T. Grant. Its striking modernist architecture, reminiscent of its contemporary Allt-a-Bhainne, set it apart. Commissioned by IDV, the parent company of J&B, Auchroisk was built to expand the Speyside portfolio alongside Glen Spey, Knockando, and Strathmill.

Auchroisk has a comparatively short but vibrant history, known for its contribution to Diageo's blended whisky portfolio. Notably, Auchroisk made its debut as a single malt in 1986, pioneering the use of the prefix 'Singleton' – a name subsequently used for single malts from Glen Ord, Glendullan, and Dufftown. While it may not be as widely recognized as some of its older counterparts, Auchroisk is cherished among whisky aficionados for its exceptional single malt expressions, characterized by a balanced, fruity, and slightly spicy flavor profile. This distillery exemplifies the evolving landscape of Scotch whisky, offering quality and diversity to discerning palates.

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