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Latest Whisky News - Benriach’s latest and limited batch of single cask bottlings - 27th August, 2010

Benriach’s latest and limited batch of single cask bottlings - 27th August, 2010 - BenRiach 1976

AWARD-WINNING BenRiach is issuing its latest batch of single cask bottlings this week. Available worldwide, Batch 7 maintains BenRiach’s reputation for encapsulating both perfection and rarity in a glass.

The new release celebrates the sixth anniversary of the first bottling of BenRiach under its new independent owners. Back in August 2004, its ‘Heart of Speyside’ core range of 12, 16 and 20 yo malts became available for the first time.

Fast forward six years, and Master Distiller Billy Walker has selected ten highly distinctive casks from 1976 to 1993 for BenRiach aficionados. These vintage malts are immense and full of character – from pineapple, coconut, honey, and spicy vanilla to treacle toffee, cloves and chocolate coated fruits.

And the range of exceptional vintages is enhanced by their prolonged maturation in different casks – from a Virgin American Oak and a Gaja Barolo Finish to a Tokaji and a Peated Tawny Port Finish.

The ten, in ascending chronological order, are:

Year

Number

Strength

Age

Cask Type

Style

1976

8795

53.2%

33YO

Hogshead

Class Speyside

1977

1033

52.2

33YO

Pedro Ximinez Hogshead

 Pedro Ximinez Sherry Finish

1978

4417

50.4%

32YO

Tokaji Hogshead

Tokaji Finish

1979

7511

47.9

30YO

Bourbon Barrel

Classic Speyside

1980

2532

51.1%

30YO

New Wood Oak Barrel

Virgin American Oak

1981

2589

51.6%

28yo

Bourbon Barrel

Classic Speyside

1984

493

54.1

25yo

Hogshead

Classic Speyside

1984

4052

51.7%

25yo

Tawny Port Hogshead 

Peated/Tawny Port Finish

1991

4389

54.9%

19yo

Virgin Oak Hogshead 

Virgin American Oak Finish

1993

7420

56.7%

17yo

Gaja Barolo Hogshead

Gaja Barolo Finish

Bottled in July 2010, the ten are all bottled at cask strength, with natural colour and non chill-filtered. They are individually numbered by hand and presented in a gift tube.

Read more about BenRiach at www.benriachdistillery.co.uk

See all the Single Malts Whiskies from BenRiach Distilery

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