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.
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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, 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, 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, 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, 56.0% 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, 56.0% abv, Scotland (Speyside)Many years ago, the BenRiach distillery defied convention and started to peat a proportion of their spirit, returning to the original Speyside character and flavour of malts typical of the nineteenth century. Matured in a combination of Oloroso Sherry casks and Bourbon barrels, Peated Cask Strength Batch 1 is non chill filtered, natural colour and bottled at 56%, so it can be experienced as if sampled from the source – straight from the cask.
"Warming oak, orchard fruits culminating in a sweet heather smoke"
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)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, 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.
700 ml, 46.0% abv, Scotland (Speyside)Matured in the traditional style in American Bourbon barrels, this whisky is then ‘finished’ in dark rum barrels, sourced from the Caribbean island of Jamaica. During this second period of maturation, the whisky derives many interesting characteristics specific to the Dark Rum barrel, ripe stone fruit infused with vanilla, ginger,and tangerine peel.
Bottled at natural colour and non chill filtered.
700 ml, 46% abv, Scotland (Speyside)The 'big brother' to Curiositas,'Authenticus' is another full-bodied and audacious peated expression of BenRiach, this time matured for a minimum of 25 years. Bottled at 46% alc. vol., at natural colour and non chill filtered.
700 ml, 46.0% abv, Scotland (Speyside)Unusual for a Speyside malt, the BenRiach Dunder is distilled from peated malted barley. The whisky is matured in American oak casks and then finished in dark rum barrels. ‘Dunder’ is the name of the cane-juice residue left in the still after distillation; traditionally used as a yeast source in the fermentation process of Jamaican rum. Bottled at natural colour and non chill filtered.
700 ml, 46.0% abv, Scotland (Speyside)The BenRiach 22 Years old Albariza is part of their peated range. Originally matured in American oak casks, the whisky is then finished in Pedro Ximinez Sherry casks. The name ‘Albariza’ is derived from the typical white soil used for growing grapes in the production of sherry in the Andalucia region of Southern Spain.
Bottled at natural colour and non chill filtered. Second edition
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, 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, 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, 58.8% abv, Scotland (Speyside)From the very limited BenRiach single cask release, Batch 14. This BenRiach 12 year old, vintage 2005 (cask 2565) is non-chill filtered and of natural colour. Distilled on 10th June 2005 and matured for 12 years in a first fill Oloroso sherry butt, bottled in June 2017 at 58.8% abv, 625 bottles produced.
*Note-bottle is No 329 and gift tube is No 326.