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 »
As the name suggests, this is a peated Benriach that's been finished in a rum cask. Dolium volvitur, if you'll pardon the pun. Received 91 points from Jim Murray (caveat emptor), who made it sound pretty tasty. Apologies for the poor Latin jokes, Mercator aliquantulus dementis.
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.
Originally launched for the Swedish market in September 2013, this was distilled on August 12th 1999 and matured initially in bourbon casks before being finished in virgin American oak to produce a rich and sweet whisky.
The youngest bottling in Benriach's 11th batch of single cask releases, this peated whisky was distilled in 2005 and finished in a virgin American oak cask. 294 bottles were yielded upon bottling in July 2014.
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 potent, high-strength 12yo single malt from Benriach with one extremely unusual feature - it's been triple-distilled. Horizons has also been finished in sherry casks after initial maturation in bourbon wood, and has been bottled without colouring or chill-filtration.
A 1997 vintage Benriach bottled as part of the distillery's 11th batch of single cask releases. This was aged for 16 years, including a finishing period in a marsala cask before 412 bottles were yielded in July 2014.
A triple-distilled 1998 vintage Benriach, aged for a total of 16 years, including a finishing period in a Pedro Ximenez sherry cask. This was bottled as part of the distillery's 11th batch of single cask releases in July 2014.
A 1996 vintage Benriach from the 11th batch of the distillery's single cask releases. Aged for 18 years, including an unspecified period in a cask which used to hold Pedro Ximenez sherry, this was bottled in July 2014 as part of a release of 663 bottles.