From Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask range. This range is usually bottled at a preferred strength of 50%, known as "golden strength", as it is believed this strength allows the drinker to experience the malt in its full and redolent glory. This bottle is slightly below, at 43.8%.
Built in 1972 to produce single malt whisky for blends such as J&B, Auchroisk was the first single malt to be bottled under 'The Singleton' banner.
The maturation process involved the 10-year-old Bourbon-matured whisky being moved into Sherry casks for two years, making it among the first examples of finishing.
Distilled: December 1974
Bottled: December 2001
Age: 27 years
43.8% ABV / 70cl
Bottle Number: One of 246 released
Note wear on carton