Benriach 12 yo Sherry wood.

There are a few iconic distilleries situated in the Speyside area of Scotland and the BenRiach distillery is right up there at the top of the pile in my mind, built back in 1898, the distillery has certainly had a chequered past with a lengthy closure in the early parts of the 1900’s until 1965…

BenRiach 2008 single cask #5807, Batch 15.

Batch 15 from the Benriach distillery certainly showed off the vast variation of maturing Whisky they had to offer, port pipes, moscatel hogsheads, sauternes barriques, rum barrels and virgin oak all feature within this batch 15 release and when you add bourbon maturation into the equation and finished then you begin to realise the versatility of…

BenRiach Temporis.

Temporis, a time honoured tradition or an insight into the future.. BenRiach to me always conjures up thoughts of “typical” speyside flavours, fresh, fruity, and rich flavours that feels like a perfect fit for my palate.. But if we look back over the years it shows us that BenRiach was possibly the first Speyside distillery…

BENRIACH SHOWCASES PEATED SPEYSIDE HERITAGE WITH RELEASE OF TEMPORIS AGED 21 YEARS

Press Release..   BENRIACH SHOWCASES PEATED SPEYSIDE HERITAGE WITH RELEASE OF TEMPORIS AGED 21 YEARS Historical whisky research indicates BenRiach was the first distillery within Speyside to re-introduce peated malt into its whisky making back in the 1970’s, a time when most Speyside distillers had moved their focus towards unpeated malt distillation. It is in…

BenRiach Single casks 1992 V 1997.. batch 15.

There are a few very iconic distilleries situated in the Speyside area of Scotland and the BenRiach distillery is certainly one of them in my mind, built back in 1898 the distillery has certainly had a chequered past with a lengthy closure in the early parts of the 1900’s until 1965 where only the floor…

BenRiach 10yo Tripple Distilled.

This expression is a little different from the usual Malts produced at BenRiach and most other Scotch producing distilleries as the majority of distilleries in Scotland practice double distillation with the odd one using either 2.something or the tripple distillation technique for which the Irish whiskies are more well known for.. Generally the use of…

BenRiach Tripple Cask, Cask Strength, Batch 2..

A tripple cask explosion from BenRiach.. What’s not to like about that ? Throw in the fact it’s cask strength and “you had me at hello “ This latest batch 2 Release follows on from the award winning batch 1 which won the silver outstanding award at the international wine and spirit competition in 2016…..

BenRiach Four cask V Authenticis 30 yo.

The BenRiach distillery has released some rather tasty offerings recently and the latest two to come to my attention may have just raised the bar once again. Firstly the 21yo Four cask matured Release has certainly caught my attention having spent time in Bourbon barrels, Virgin oak, Pedro Ximenez and Red wine casks. This could…

BenRiach 9 yo, cask #2047..

Tonight I have the pleasure in tasting another BenRiach expression with this “peated” Port cask #2047 from 2008. BenRiach is one of 3 distilleries recently bought out by the giant  Brown -Forman who once the acquisition had gone through then moved to bring Master Blender Rachel Barrie from Morrison Bowmore onboard which is rather a…

BenRiach 2007 batch 14 head to head..

Battle of the casks… #101 V #105. 2007 sherry casks.. The next instalment in the BenRiach batch 14 release has me doing a head to head battle with these two Oloroso Sherry matured expressions, both are peated and both laid down in 2007.. First up is cask #105.. Distilled 2007 and bottled 2017 at 10…

BenRiach Virgin oak.. batch 14 release.

BenRiach recently released batch 14 of the single cask releases and although there are no older expressions in this release it certainly looks like there are  some very interesting expressions.. This review is for the Virgin oak and is one of only two non peated expressions in this release, the other being from an oloroso…

BenRiach 1975, Peated 40yo.

Sometimes out of the blue you get to try one of those dream drams that just blow you away !  And very occasionally you try two !! But let’s not get too far in front, this review will be for one of these “Dream drams ” because both deserve the full glory ! Today I…

BENRIACH PEATED (Cask Strength) Batch 1..

BenRiach recently announced the launch of the new Peated cask strength batch number 1 and today I get to review said whisky ( lucky me) .. This new release is said to be made from heavily peated barley and has been bottled at 56% ( cask strength ) as well as being natural colour and…

BENRIACH 22yo MOSCATEL.

Last year I was extremly lucky to have the opertunity to visit and look round the Benriach distillery. At the time the company had just been bought out by Brown – Foreman and speculation was rife with what might or might not happen..  Now over the last few days the company has just announced the…

BENRIACH 35yo

This 35yo Benriach was released back in 2014 in order to replace the 30 yo expression,  it is made up off whisky from the 70’s when the distillery was still owned by Glenlivet. The distillery was built back in 1898 by John Duff, and only produced spirit for 2 years before shutting doors for 65…

Benriach

Owner..Brown -Foreman Founded.. 1897. Region.. Speyside. Capacity.. 2 800 000 litres. Tel.. 01343 862888 Web.. http://www.benriachdistillery.co.uk Tours by appointment only. The BenRiach Distillery was established by John Duff in 1898, close to the Longmorn Distillery which was also owned by Duff.  The distilleries were joined by a private railroad, with a private steam locomotive to…