Auchroisk 30 Year Old 1982 (Special Release 2012) (70cl, 54.7%) ***sold***
Bottle No 2554 of only 2976.
A 1982 Auchroisk bottled in 2012 as part of Diageo's annual Special Releases. This is a 30-year-old from a vatting of refill European and American oak casks. As with all whiskies in this series, this has been bottled at a natural cask strength of 54.7%. This was a limited edition of 2,976 bottles.
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.