Auchroisk Speyside Whisky
Owner: Region/district: Diageo Speyside
Founded: Status: Capacity:
1974 Active 3 800 000 litres
Address: Mulben, Banffshire AB55 6XS
01542 885000 www.malts.com
1972 – Building of the distillery commences by Justerini & Brooks (which, together with W. A. Gilbey, make up the group IDV) in order to produce blending whisky. In February the same year IDV is purchased by the brewery Watney Mann which, in July, merges into Grand Metropolitan.
1974 – The distillery is completed and, despite the intention of producing malt for blending, the first year’s production is sold 12 years later as single malt thanks to the high quality.
1986 – The first whisky is marketed under the name Singleton.
1997 – Grand Metropolitan and Guinness merge into the conglomerate Diageo. Simultaneously, the subsidiaries United Distillers (to Guinness) and International Distillers & Vintners (to Grand Metropolitan) form the new company United Distillers & Vintners (UDV).
2001 – The name Singleton is abandoned and the whisky is now marketed under the name of Auchroisk in the Flora & Fauna series.
2003 – Apart from the 10 year old in the Flora & Fauna series, a 28 year old from 1974, the distillery’s first year, is launched in the Rare Malt series.
2010 – A Manager´s Choice single cask and a limited 20 year old are released.
The above timeline is a quote from Malt Whisky Year Book, written by author Ingvar Ronde, we thank you for your inspirational work -