Auchroisk 10 Year Old, Flora & Fauna
- Light and creamy with vanilla notes and soft malty finish.
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- Single Malt Whisky
- Scotch Whisky
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- Flora and Fauna
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- Auchroisk is a large capacity distillery (around 3.5 million litres per year) that was built in the 1970s. Despite its capacity, many have not heard of Auchroisk or tasted its whisky. The distillery is owned by drinks giant Diageo and contributes large amounts of its whisky towards high volume popular blends such as J&B Rare and Johnnie Walker Red Label. The spirit produced is light, fresh and citrusy and this is attributed to the water used in production, that is drawn from a local spring called Dorie's Well. The water rises from the granite bedrock and then passes through sandstone to get to the surface and this give particularly soft water, that is highly sought after by distillers. While few in the UK are familiar with Auchroisk, the brand is well known in America, Japan and Europe, especially Spain and Portugal. Auchroisk also has one of the largest warehouse spaces in Scotland and stores whisky from Diageo's other Speyside distilleries there.
The Flora and Fauna single malt series were launched in 1992 by the then owner, United Distillers. The idea of the launch was to illustrate the differences in Scottish malt whisky regions. A total of 26 expressions were released. Initially the range was bottled at 43% but later some expressions were released as Cask Strength. Diageo has since taken over ownership of United Distillers and thus, the Flora and Fauna range. Diageo discontinued the series in 2010.
The range includes single malt bottlings from the following distilleries: Aberfeldy, Auchroisk, Aultmore, Balmenach, Bladnoch, Blair Athol, Royal Brackla, Coal Ila, Clynelish, Craigellachie, Daluaine, Dufftown, Glendullan, Glen Elgin, Glenlossie, Glen Spey, Inchgower, Linkwood, Mannochmore, Mortlach, Pittyvaich, Rosebank, Teaninich, Speyburn, Strathmill.
Light and creamy on the nose, with vanilla notes and a hint of Creme Anglais and stewed fruits backed up with malt. Soft and sweet on the palate with a soft finish.
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