The Auchroisk distillery is a whisky distillery in Banffshire, speyside Scotland. Commissioned by Justerini & Brooks, building started at Auchroisk in 1972, on site of Keith with quantities of high-quality water available from Dorie’s Well. The name comes from a nearby farm and means ‘the ford of the red stream’. The distillery was designed by Westminster Design Associates and built by George Wimpey & Co.; it was completed by 1974. The distillery produced its first single malt in 1978.The single malt was rebranded as ‘The Singleton’ in 1986, as the name ‘Auchroisk’ was perceived as too difficult for consumers outside Scotland.
The name changed back to Auchroisk in 2001, when a bottling was released under the name ‘Auchroisk 10-Year-Old Flora & Fauna’ in the Diageo Flora & Fauna range. In 2008 the name was changed again, this time to ‘The Singleton of Auchroisk’.
Auchroisk, the name of the distillery, means shallow ford across the red stream in Gaelic, referring to the nearby Mulben Burn.