BenRiach, ‘the hill of the deer’ was built in 1898 by the Grant family at the foothills of the Grampian mountains. In 1900 it was mothballed after just 2 years of production, and remained closed until 1965. However its floor maltings remained in constant production providing malted barley for the Longmorn distillery next door. In 1965 BenRiach is reopened by Glenlivet Distillers and is nearly totally rebuilt internally. In 1972 production of peated malt whisky also commences. Seagrams takes over ownership in 1978 and 2 more stills are added in 1985. BenRiach is released as a branded single malt in 1994, but annual bottling is limited to a few hundred cases. Pernod Ricard take over in 2001 but, this leads to the distillery being mothballed again in 2002.
In 2004 BenRiach is acquired by an independent consortium and production re commences.
The BenRiach Distillery Company was named Global Whisky Distiller of the Year at the 2015 Icons of Whisky Awards.
700 ml, 40% abv, Scotland (Speyside)The BenRiach Heart of Speyside is the perfect introduction to the Classic Speyside range. This single malt reveals intriguing notes of fruit, honey, heather and spice notes against a backdrop of mellow oak wood.
700 ml, 43% abv, Scotland (Speyside)Bottled at 43% vol, the BenRiach 10 Years Old is Classic Speyside in character. The cask formula focuses on ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks – exactly the types of wood they favour at BenRiach. This fresh, lively, fruit-laden single malt captures warm oak spices, green apple, dried apricots, peach and banana with subtle touches of aniseed, lemon zest and barley.
700 ml, 46% abv, Scotland (Speyside)BenRiach Curiositas uses a heavily peated malted barley as the cereal varietal to produce a unique, fresh, peated expression. 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.
700 ml, 43% abv, Scotland (Speyside)This BenRiach 12 year old is a smooth single malt which has an elegant full taste and aroma that captures fruity, floral and oak wood notes, with fascinating overtones of honey, vanilla and spice.
700 ml, 48% abv, Scotland (Speyside)Birnie Moss is an area of windswept moorland situated close to the BenRiach Distillery and it is this wild place that gives this single malt its name. Birnie Moss is a whisky bursting with originality. Different in style for a Speyside malt, this unique expression wields its peaty, smoky character with a precocious vigour. A heavily peated whisky that is at higher than average strength and was distilled from peated malt at 35 ppm. The result is at once smoky and very fruity.
700 ml, 46% abv, Scotland (Speyside)This rich, aromatic Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been created by marrying together whiskies matured in Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez Sherry Butts sourced from Jerez, Southern Spain.
700 ml, 43% abv, Scotland (Speyside)"This smooth single malt has an elegant full taste and aroma that captures fruity floral notes, with fascinating overtones of honey, vanilla, spices, toffee and apples" "Smooth as silk with many complex flavours and a lovely finish"
700 ml, 46% abv, Scotland (Speyside)This unique single malt has been distilled from peated malted barley and has been fully matured in quarter casks. This smaller cask allows for more interaction between the wood and the spirit, giving the whisky a great depth of flavour and aroma in a shorter period of time. Bottled at 46%, non chill filtered and natural colour.
700 ml, 46% abv, Scotland (Speyside)Matured in the traditional style in American bourbon barrels, this whisky is then ‘finished’ in Tawny Port Hogsheads, sourced from the Douro region in the north of Portugal. During this second period of maturation, the whisky derives many interesting Characteristics specific to the Port hogshead.
700 ml, 46% abv, Scotland (Speyside)Matured in the traditional style in American bourbon barrels, this whisky is then ‘finished’ in Pedro Ximenez Sherry butts, sourced from the bodegas of Jerez de la Frontera in Andalucia, Southern Spain. During this second period of maturation the whisky derives many interesting characteristics specific to the Pedro Ximenez butt.
700 ml, 57.2% abv, Scotland (Speyside)The very first edition of the Cask Strength release is classic BenRiach in style and shows BenRiach in its most natural state, cask strength, non chill filtered and of natural colour, allowing the distillery’s unique spirit to shine through. This complex single malt has a creamy, delicate taste and aroma that truly captures the BenRiach character with a combination of vanilla, fruits and sweet barley.
700 ml, 50% abv, Scotland (Speyside)'Horizons', the 12 year old, triple distilled BenRiach, is one of the most unique whiskies to be released by The BenRiach Distillery Company. Traditionally most single malt Scotch whiskies are distilled twice, however during the late 1990's BenRiach experimented with some limited production runs of Triple Distilled whisky, and they then matured the whisky for a minimum of 12 years. Bottled at 50% abv.
700 ml, 46% abv, Scotland (Speyside)Matured in the traditional style in American bourbon barrels, this whisky is then ‘finished’ in Sauternes casks, sourced from the Bordeaux region of France. During this second period of maturation the whisky interacts with the oak wood and derives a number of additional flavours and aromas. With only a limited quantity released world wide, the 15 years old Sauternes Finish is the latest addition to the BenRiach 'Wood Finish Series'.
700 ml, 50% abv, Scotland (Speyside)Unusually for a Speyside distillery, Benriach distils whisky from both styles of malted barley, non peated and peated, enabling them to capture the defining taste and aroma of peat reek in a few of their special bottlings. Solstice has been distilled from heavily peated malted barley, then matured in ex-bourbon casks before finally being finished in Tawny Port casks. This new malt is a superb marriage of peat and fruit, a worthy successor to the 15 year old edition. Bottled at 50% abv.
700 ml, 46% abv, Scotland (Speyside)Initially matured in American ex-Bourbon oak barrels, this BenRiach 17 year old was finished in Pedro Ximénez Sherry butts from Jerez de la Frontera, in Andalucia, Southern Spain.
“It’s a fantastic combination of oak, fruit, spice and sherry, with the sensational Pedro Ximenez influence lending this BenRiach a luscious dark chocolate flavour. It’s a liquid fruit bomb that’s full of sweetness”
Non-chill filtered and natural in color.
700 ml, 43% abv, Scotland (Speyside)"This smooth single malt has an elegant full taste and aroma that captures fruity, floral, spicy notes, with fascinating overtones of honey, vanilla, apples, chocolate and nuts" "vanilla and honey. Malt. Tobacco. Slightly vegetal and acidic, but very pleasant. Getting spicier after a while" Matured in first fill bourbon casks.
700 ml, 57.5% abv, Scotland (Speyside)This Single Cask Edition BenRiach was triple distilled, finished in a Pedro Ximenex sherry cask and bottled in September 2015. Single Cask #6395, Cask Strength 57.5% abv. "Rich peppery oak balances with golden syrup and sweet glazed apricots. A unique delicate floral note infuses with rich stewed barley in the deliciously long classic finish"
700 ml, 46% abv, Scotland (Speyside)Matured in the traditional style in American ex- Bourbon barrels, this whisky is then finished in Tawney Port Hogsheads, sourced from the Douro region in the north of Portugal. During this second period of maturation, the whisky derives a rich red fruit taste distinctive to the Port hogshead.
"A slight earthiness from the port is balanced with contrasting rich fruit characters and warm oak spices”Non-chill filtered and natural in color.
700 ml, 46% abv, Scotland (Speyside)This limited BenRiach 22-Year-Old Moscatel Wood Finish, was initially matured in American bourbon barrels before then being finished in Moscatel wine casks from Portugal and Spain.
“Moscatel is a sweet fortified wine, hailing from Portugal and Spain, which adds a buttery-soft, spicy and fruity dimension to the whisky,”
"It is lusciously rich, velvety and full flavoured, delivering superb dried fruit and honeyed sweetness, like a good apple crumble.”
Non-chill filtered and natural in color.