Auchroisk 25 Year Old 1990 (Special Release 2016) (70cl, 51.2%)
Bottle No 216 of 3954.
The third Auchroisk to appear in the Annual Diageo special releases after a 20 year old in 2010 and a 30 year old in 2012.
This cask strength Auchroisk is the single malt's third appearance in the Diageo Special Releases, following a 20 year old in 2010 and a very good 30 year old in 2012. Matured in American oak hogsheads and refill European oak butts, 3,954 bottles have been produced.
Auchroisk distillery was built by Justerini & Brooks in 1972 to provide malt for their blends. Despite this, there was an immediate focus on its single malt as well, and it was first bottled in 1986. These were vintage-dated releases, and some of the earliest to use cask finishing. This was never advertised though, and the distillery left Balvenie to take the credit for the innovation.