About Auchroisk 20 Year Old Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Auchroisk 20 Year Old Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made from plump, ripe Scottish barley, which is sourced from local farms. Once the barley has been harvested, it is mashed and fermented with water sourced from Dorie's Well. The water, which travels through granite bedrock and then passes through sandstone before reaching the surface of the well, is so soft and clear that whisky expert Jim Murray called it "undeniably sweet"and "an exceptional water source." Following fermentation, the wash is distilled twice, first through Auchroisk's copper-pot wash still and again through its copper-pot spirit stills. The stills, which are equipped with incredibly high necks and nearly horizontal lyne arms, result in a whisky that is flavorful, yet light and elegant.
Once the whisky has been distilled, it is matured for a minimum of twenty years in a combination of American and European oak casks. As a result of this two-decade long maturation process, the whisky has an aroma of sweet toffee, clovers and honey. Notes of hazelnut, toffee and figs are complemented by hints of oak and spicy tannins, and give way to a zesty, slightly warming finish. Following maturation, the whisky is bottled at cask strength (116.2 proof).
Fewer than 6,000 bottles of this limited edition, discontinued whisky were ever produced, and only a handful of bottles were sent to the United States.
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Situated along the rolling hills of the Woods of Knockmore in the Speyside region of Scotland, Auchroisk Distillery was founded in 1973. Its name, which is pronounced "orth-rusk", means "the ford across the red stream" and refers to the well from which the distillery sources its water.
The distillery produced its first single malt in 1978. The single malt was rebranded as 'The Singleton' in 1986, as the name 'Auchroisk' was perceived as too difficult for consumers outside Scotland. The name changed back to Auchroisk in 2001, when a bottling was released under the name 'Auchroisk 10 Year Old Flora & Fauna' in the Diageo Flora & Fauna range. In 2008 the name was changed again, this time to 'The Singleton of Auchroisk'.
Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)
Malt whisky is made of malted barley, and grain whisky uses other grains like corn or wheat. Most of the time, a whisky is blended from different distilleries hence the name blended scotch, but if a malt whisky is produced in a single distillery, we get something extraordinary called a single malt.
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