Speyside Region — BenRiach
BenRiach 'Curiositas' 10 years old peated 46%
This rare peated single malt from the Heartland of Speyside has wonderful overtones of peat reek, combined cleverly with a background of fruity, floral, heathery notes and an appealing presence of oak wood in the finish. Traditionalists believe that peated malts achieve optimum balance of peat-bittersweet and oak infusion, after 10 years of matu...
BenRiach 'Heart of Speyside' 40%
The BenRiach single malt whisky distillery is situated just south of Elgin, in an area that is described as being the 'heart' of Speyside, and their whisky is very much that of a traditional Spey whisky. Sweet, light and velvety smooth, it tastes and smells of of honey, vanilla, peaches and a hint of nutty, mellow oak spice. An award winning mal...
BenRiach 'Pedro Ximenez Finish' 17 years old 46%
Matured for a total of 17 years in oak, this new BenRiach spent the latter part of its life in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks from Andalucia, Southern Spain. Creamy and spiced to start, the rich cask influence comes through immediately with sweet sultana and dark treacle fruit cake flavours. There is a chocolatey, coffee'd flavour on the palate with...
BenRiach 'Tawny Port Finish' 21 years old 46%
Matured in traditional American oak casks for most of its life, this 21 year old BenRiach spent the latter part of its maturation in old Port casks from Portugal. These Port casks (known as pipes) impart very specific flavours into the whisky, notably berries, like tart raspberry jam, cranberries and cherries. The sweet and smooth BenRiach chara...
BenRiach 10 years old 43%
This new whisky from BenRiach is the first major release under the independent ownership of Billy Walker and his team. A true expression of the distillery style, with orchard fruits (peach, apricot), baked apple and creamy vanilla. There is hint of honey with a delicate citrus, barley and spicy note that lingers in the finish. A fantastic new re...
BenRiach 1995 / 22 years old #7383 51.1%
Selected for BenRiach's 15th release of single cask bottlings, this expression is from an oloroso sherry butt that was filled with heavily peated spirit in 1995. Bottled after 22 years of maturation, it is sweet and fruity to start, with apple, stewed pear and note of roast chestnut oil on baked sourdough. On the palate, the chestnut is there ag...
BenRiach 1997 / 20 years old #4437 54.8%
Part of BenRiach's 15th release of single cask bottlings, this expression was aged in a Marsala Cask for 20 years. On the nose this lovely rich whisky offers orange peel and peach with notes of malty biscuit. Fruit salad smothered in fresh cream and toasted almonds come through on the palate with a long dry finish. One of 414 bottles and bottled...
BenRiach 2005 / 12 years old #2682 53.9%
From BenRiach Distillery, this is a 12 years old whisky that has been maturing in a Port Pipe. Drawn from cask number 2682 it has been bottled at 53.9%. The nose offers bramble and baked apple pie, with burnt orange. The palate has notes of baked orange and redcurrant with walnut oil. Liquorice, dark chocolate and tobacco leaf linger on the finish.
BenRiach 2007 / 10 years old #8737 58.9%
This special release from BenRiach Distillery has been drawn from cask number 8737 and bottled at 58.9%. Matured in a Moscatel Hogshead, this whisky has been maturing for 10 years after being distilled in 2007. The nose has notes of almond and brandy, with peaches and icing sugar with cappuccino cream. On the palate there is notes of peaches and...
BenRiach 35 years old 42.5%
The all-new BenRiach is made from a selection of 'classic' (unpeated) BenRiach spirit, matured for 35 years at this iconic Speyside distillery. Billy Walker, a name known to many as the owner of this distillery and GlenDronach and Glenglassaugh, speaks of traditional old BenRiach aromas such as lush tropical fruit salad, a distinctive herbal ton...
BenRiach Peated Cask Strength Batch 1 56%
The latest addition to the new range from BenRiach distillery is a heavily peated expression bottled at natural cask strength. This intriguing single malt truly captures the peated BenRiach style with overtones of sweet heather smoke and notes of toffee apples and stone fruit in the back ground.
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