[mj] entry under "Singleton": "A designer whisky" said the cynics, when The Singleton was launched as a bottled malt in 1986. The brand-name, seeking to imply a singularity, was (and is) contrived, ostensibly because the producers felt that the name of the distillery, Auchroisk (pronounced "Othroysk") was too difficult for the prospective customer.
The distillery was the fourth distillery to be established by
Justerini & Brooks.
It came on stream in 1974 with eight
stills but twelve years passed before the first
whisky was released as a bottled single malt. Water comes from a natural spring
called Dorie's Well. Auchroisk means "Ford of the red stream" in Gaelic.
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