Benriach is a distillery firmly on the up after an unusual and occasionally difficult past. The distillery was built just a stone's-throw from Longmorn by the latter's owner John Duff in 1898 - just months before the disastrous Pattison crash, which put the entire Scotch whisky industry in peril. Many distilleries owed money by the Glasgow ble ... Read More »
After initial maturation in American oak ex-bourbon barrels, this 15yo Benriach is transferred for a finishing period in casks that formerly housed dark Jamaican rum, adding an extra layer of sweet, fruity flavours to the excellent distillery profile.
A 15 year old whisky from the creatively independent folks at Benriach in Speyside. This time they've finished their whisky in tawny port casks, adding some rich vine fruit to their already fruity whisky.
An entry in the latin(-ish) named range from Benriach, stepping up from their 10 year old Curiositas with a 17 year old version of their peated Speyside dram. They say it harks back to the older peaty styles of Speyside whisky, we just say it's rather tasty.
A slightly crazy entry in Benriach's 10th release of single casks. A triple distilled malt, unlike their regular double distilled spirit, matured for 15 years and finished in a Pedro Ximenez Sherry Puncheon (Cask #7633). Light spirit + active sherry cask = hugely dark spirit and lots of character from the wood.
A 25 year old from Speyside's Benriach, made using their peated spirit and sat at the top end of the age range for their peated whisky. This is the follow-up to the much-vaunted Authenticus 21yo and is claimed by the producers to show herb, honey and tropical fruit flavours alongside the smoke.
A big bottle of Benriach 12 year old. This distillery has enjoying a continued renaissance over the last decade, since it was reopened after being sold to Intra Trading in 2004. A delightfully honeyed and fruity Speysider.