Auchroisk 10 Year Flora & Fauna
Auchroisk // Speyside, Scotland
At one time known as The Singleton because they thought Auchroisk would be too difficult for American consumers to spell and pronounce, the distillery is back to its original name now and is central to, among other things, the production of the J&B blend. Incidentally, you pronounce it "awr-thrusk."
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"The nose is heavy with lemon and malt, citrus-y and waxy like someone just cleaned a wood floor. On the palate, it's very dry. There is more spice than the nose indicates, with lots of licorice, orange zest, and white pepper. There's a whiff of smoke in there as well. A splash of water brings out salted caramel, pepper, and nuttiness. "