The first Banff was built in Inverboyndie, Speyside in 1824 by James Mckilligan & Co. and changed hands three times before closing in 1862 after ten years of ownership by James Simpson & Son. James Simpson Jr. took over the name Banff and built a new distillery on a different site the follwing year. Read More »
The Rare Malts are a now-discontinued series of cask-strength releases designed by Diageo to showcase some of the hidden treasures in their portfolio. This particular dram is all the more precious for having come from a distillery closed in 1983 and now sadly demolished.
This single cask whisky was distilled 1976, a mere 7 years before production at Banff was stopped and the distillery was demolished. This whisky was specially selected by Cadenhead's for their 'Authentic Collection' and was bottled at cask strength after 21 years of maturation.