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.
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. IWSC 2011 Gold Medal Winner
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.
An interesting whisky from Benriach distillery. Distilled in 1977 and aged for 34 years, this whisky has been finished in a Rioja Wine barrel. The wine finish has given the whisky a subtle, grape-y (it's a word!) flavour. This is limited to ONE BOTTLE PER CUSTOMER
A 1977 vintage whisky from Benraich distillery. This has been aged for 34 years, including a term of finishing in a Sauternes Wine barrel. This period of finishing has imparted a number of fruity characteristics, most notably pears and apricots. This is limited to ONE BOTTLE PER CUSTOMER