BenRiach Cask Strength Batch 1
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery BenRiach
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 57.2%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • herbs
  • oak
  • honey
  • chocolate
  • pepper
  • dark fruit
  • apricot
  • syrup
  • barley

BenRiach

Cask Strength Batch 1 (0.7l, 57.2%)
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First Cask Strength BenRiach. One for the history books.

In the heart of Speyside, between the barley fields and the foothills of the Grampian Mountains, lies this famous Scottish distillery. BenRiach is a story of loss and return. John Duff founded the distillery in Morayshire back in 1898. Just two years later the stills were mothballed in the wake of the The Great Whisky Recession and famous Pattison’s bankruptcy. In order to keep the lights on, Duff malted grain at BenRiach and distilled at Longmorn. The property changed hands several times among industry giants. But then a group of passionate dram-lovers contacted the famous Whisky expert Billy Walker to help them rescue this noble house in 2004. Today it is one of the rare, independent Scotch distilleries.

As for all great distilleries they use mostly, if not exclusively, resources that are locally available. The grains used for production grow all around the distillery and the water is drawn through the rocks from deep below. They obviously found the recipe for success, since they are winning major awards across their entire single malt range.

The introduction of their first cask strength bottling only solidifies their place on the map of Whisky royalty. The first batch of the series has been bottled at a whopping 57,2 % ABV, is non-chill filtered and in its natural colour, exactly as it was made in the cask and in that sense a true showcase of their character and quality. You only get one chance to make a first impression, after all. Despite the obvious strength, don’t be afraid! It’s an extremely drinkable dram – even without any added water.

This is a must try dram for all you BenRiach fans out there. It’s a proper daily dram, with a particularly proper price. With that said – if you’re not a fan already, this is a good bottle as any to start your BenRiach adventure. Because, what do you know, this just might be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery BenRiach
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 57.2%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Harvest gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Oak, Barley, Chocolate

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Honey, Fruit, Pepper

Finish
Lush and velvety

Flavour spiral
Oak, herbs, honey, pepper, chocolate, barley, apricot, syrup, dark fruit.
 
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  • herbs
  • oak
  • honey
  • chocolate
  • pepper
  • dark fruit
  • apricot
  • syrup
  • barley
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
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