Planet Whiskies :: Scottish Single Malt Whisky, Scotch, Distilleries, American Bourbon, Japanese, Irish

World-Wide Whisky News by Planet Whiskies | Buy your whisky online

To advertise on Planet Whiskies visit our contact us page

Benriach and Glendronach release new batches of single cask bottlings - 24th August, 2011

Benriach and Glendronach release new batches of single cask bottlings

AS SUMMER slips away, the thought of long autumn and winter nights becomes slightly more bearable thanks to BenRiach and GlenDronach issuing new batches of limited release single cask bottlings.

As with previous batches, each vintage is hand-numbered and bottled at cask strength, at natural colour and non-chill-filtered.

The new BenRiach batch boasts twelve special bottlings ranging from 18 to 40 year-old – including a monster 1976 Classic Speyside at 57.8% proof which on the nose offers “a wave of stewed plums, damsons and sweet sultanas interwoven with fine leather and well-toasted oak”!

Meanwhile, over at GlenDronach, the six bottlings range from 17 to 40 year-old, and they include a superlative 1994 from an Oloroso Butt at 60.1% proof which on the palate gives “liquorice, aniseed and toasted hazelnuts developing around a foundation of chocolate orange sauce and rich old Oloroso sherry”.

Sales Director Alistair Walker said: “BenRiach’s uniqueness is found in the diversity of our whiskies. Our warehouses boast a stunning array of ages and styles, and when we select the casks to be bottled as single casks, not only are we looking for excellent quality but also to offer the consumers some variety. Batch 8 alone covers the Classic Speyside style, various finishes (including less traditional finishes such as Sauternes, Barolo and virgin American oak), and of course a couple of peated, smoky BenRiachs.”

The twelve BenRiach bottlings are:

1971, July 2011, 40YO, cask 1947, Hogshead, Classic Speyside
1972, July 2011, 39YO, cask 802, Hogshead, Classic Speyside
1976, July 2011, 34YO, cask 6942, Butt, Classic Speyside
1977, July 2011, 34YO, cask 1034, Pedro Ximinez Hogshead, PX Sherry Finish
1978, July 2011, 32YO, cask 4387, Virgin Oak Hogshead, Virgin American Oak Finish
1979, July 2011, 31YO, cask 11195, Bourbon Barrel, Peated
1980, July 2011, 31YO, cask 2531, Virgin Oak Barrel, Virgin American Oak Finish
1984, July 2011, 26YO, cask 7193, Virgin Oak Hogshead, Peated / Virgin American Oak Finish
1989, July 2011, 22YO, cask 4813, Sauternes Hogshead, Sauternes Finish
1989, July 2011, 22YO, cask 5620, Virgin Oak Hogshead, Virgin American Oak Finish
1992, July 2011, 19YO, cask 972, Tawny Port Hogshead, Tawny Port Finish
1993, July 2011, 18YO, cask 7415, Barolo Hogshead, Barolo Finish


The GlenDronach Distillery is famous for producing richly sherried single malts. The range of fruit flavours in this latest bottling is exceptional – from brambles and raspberries, citrus notes of mandarins and clementines to nuts, chocolate and dried Mediterranean fruits such as figs, dates and sweet raisins.

Alistair picked out the 1972 which exemplifies the classic GlenDronach taste.

"From an Oloroso butt, it's a big and full-bodied 39YO. As you would expect from such a mature malt, it’s incredibly concentrated and packed with sweet, fruity flavours. Delicious, and the perfect antidote to cold winter nights."

The six GlenDronach bottlings are:

1971, July 2011, 40YO, cask 1436, Pedro Ximinez Sherry Puncheon
1972, July 2011, 39YO, cask 712, Oloroso Sherry Butt
1989, July 2011, 21YO, cask 2917, Pedro Ximinez Sherry Puncheon
1990, July 2011, 20YO, cask 1032, Pedro Ximinez Sherry Puncheon
1992, July 2011, 19YO, cask 161, Oloroso Sherry Butt
1994, July 2011, 17YO, cask 97, Oloroso Sherry Butt

BenRiach, and more recently GlenDronach, have become known for their annual ‘batch release’ of single cask whiskies, and these bottlings have gathered quite a following around the world. Alistair commented:

“We have a cult following for our single casks, and these releases sell out very quickly. It’s an important part of what we do, and being a relatively small independent enables us to engage with these small production runs.”

The eighteen releases follow hard on the heels of the company’s success at last month’s IWSC awards. The BenRiach 12 year-old sherry-matured won the Single Malt Scotch whisky (15 years and under) Trophy, the Single Malt Scotch whisky (Special Edition) Trophy and the Gold Medal / Best in Class (category - Scotch whisky, Single Malt, Speyside, Cask Finish, 12 – 13YO)

In total, BenRiach collected an impressive nine IWSC awards this year.

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

See all the Single Malts Whiskies from BenRiach Distilery

Read more about the history and see contact details for BenRiach distillery

<< Back to all the latest whisky news brought to you by Planet Whiskies

Planet Whiskies on Twitter
Planet Whiskies on Facebook
Planet Whiskies on Pinterest

Subscribe to Planet Whiskies newsletter

* indicates required


Loch Fyne Whiskies

Loch Fyne Whiskies

Have you seen all the whisky specials on offer at Loch Fyne Whiskies in Inveraray? All orders placed have next day delivery. Click to discover all these fantastic offers... Read More

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

View latest whisky news

Ardbeg Wee Beastie – The Distillery’s Latest Smoky Whisky Is Wreaking Flavour In Its Path

Ardbeg launches a new permanently available 5 Year Old expression – Ardbeg Wee Beastie 

Ardbeg Wee Beastie – The Distillery’s Latest Smoky Whisky Is Wreaking Flavour In Its Path

From April of this year, whisky lovers around the world will get the chance to experience the latest permanent expression to join the Ardbeg core range – Ardbeg Wee Beastie. And at just 5 years old, this feisty and intensely powerful smoky whisky is untamed by age. Read more

-------------------------------------------------

Tullibardine reveals the latest edition to its award-winning range of whiskies.

Tullibardine reveals the latest edition to its award-winning range of whiskies

Tullibardine has unveiled the newest addition to its award-winning Fine Aged Collection – the Tullibardine 15-Year-Old Read more

-------------------------------------------------

Redbreast Irish Whiskey Introduces Its Oldest Ever Permanent Expression, 27 Years In The Making

Redbreast Irish Whiskey Introduces Its Oldest Ever Permanent Expression, 27 Years In The Making

Irish Distillers, makers of some of the world’s most enjoyed whiskeys, has introduced Redbreast 27 Year Old, the oldest permanent expression in the beloved Redbreast series. An iconic addition to the collection, Redbreast 27 Year Old includes whiskey matured in ruby port barrels from Portugal’s Douro Valley to bring a new complexity and depth to the Redbreast collection. Read more

-------------------------------------------------

Limited-edition Glenfarclas Pagoda Ruby Reserve released in Glencairn Crystal decanters embellished with rubies

Limited-edition Glenfarclas Pagoda Ruby Reserve released in Glencairn Crystal decanters embellished with rubies

Glenfarclas has globally released it’s much awaited limited-edition Pagoda Ruby Reserve. The distillery’s oldest whisky released to date has been aged for 62 years and is beautifully presented in a stunning Glencairn decanter featuring hand-mounted precious rubies. Read more

-------------------------------------------------

Kerry and Derek Campbell, are behind new micro-distillery set for John O’Groats, Scotland's Northernmost Mainland Whisky Distillery

Local husband and wife team Kerry and Derek Campbell set to open John O'Groats whisky distillery in the summer of 2021

A new micro Scotch whisky distillery is set to open in John O’Groats in 2021, following planning permission secured yesterday (2 March 2020) for a 32,670 square foot site which will house a distillery, visitor centre and bonded warehouse. Read more

-------------------------------------------------

Great Whiskies Website

Buy Whisky online go to Great Whiskies (Planet Whiskies sister website)

Planet Gin Website

To read all the Latest Gin News. please go to our sister website - www.planetgin.com

VisitScotland Interactive Whisky Guide

Visit Scotland Interactive Whisky Map

Found out about 105 whisky distilleries in Scotland's five whisky regions in this very exciting interactive whisky guide :: More information

Some Scottish Whisky Available to Buy Online

Balblair 25 Year Old Single Malt Whisky
Balblair 25 Year Old Single Malt Whisky ~ 46% ~ 70cl

Region: Highland  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £485.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Queen Anne Rare (1.69L) - 1960s Blended Whisky
Queen Anne Rare (1.69L) - 1960s Blended Whisky ~ 40% ~ 169cl

Region: Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £486.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenfarclas 1973 (cask R1) Family Cask Autumn 2014 Release Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 1973 (cask R1) Family Cask Autumn 2014 Release Single Malt Whisky ~ 41.6% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £3,695.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Jura 40 Year Old 1976 (cask 12264) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Lain Single Malt Whisky
Jura 40 Year Old 1976 (cask 12264) - Xtra Old Particular (Douglas Lain Single Malt Whisky ~ 54.1% ~ 70cl

Region: Island  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £1,495.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenfarclas 1966 (cask 4198) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 1966 (cask 4198) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release Single Malt Whisky ~ 50.6% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £5,129.03
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Oban 21 Year Old (Special Release 2018) Single Malt Whisky
Oban 21 Year Old (Special Release 2018) Single Malt Whisky ~ 57.9% ~ 70cl

Region: Highland  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £445.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Sullivans Cove 16 Year Old French Oak Single Malt Whisky
Sullivans Cove 16 Year Old French Oak Single Malt Whisky ~ 47.5% ~ 70cl

Region: Australian  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £1,475.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenfarclas 30 Year Old Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 30 Year Old Single Malt Whisky ~ 43% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £419.90
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenfarclas 1972 (cask 3548) Family Cask Winter 2015 Release Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 1972 (cask 3548) Family Cask Winter 2015 Release Single Malt Whisky ~ 45.6% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £3,393.19
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1989 (bottled 2017) - Bond House No.1 Single Malt Whisky
Glenmorangie Grand Vintage Malt 1989 (bottled 2017) - Bond House No.1 Single Malt Whisky ~ 43% ~ 70cl

Region: Highland  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £530.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Planet Whiskies on Pinterest

Planet Whiskies on Twitter