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.
Gold Medal 2005 International Spirits Challenge
Silver Medal 2006 International Wine & Spirit Competition
Silver Medal 2007 International Wine & Spirits Competition
Gold Medal 2011 International Wine & Spirits Competition
In April 2004, the BenRiach distillery, which was previously under the ownership of Chivas Brothers, was acquired by three entrepreneurs, led by Scotch Whisky industry veteran Billy Walker. The BenRiach Distillery Company was then born.
Now BenRiach, located in the 'Heart of Speyside', just south of Elgin, is firmly back on the scene producing its very special single malt whiskies as an independent distiller. They produce a wide range of ages and varied caskings, well worth investigation.
The BenRiach Distillery has won the Global ‘Icons of Whisky’ Distiller of the Year 2009 award. Organised by Whisky Magazine, "Icons of Whisky" seeks to find the best distiller of the year from distilleries in Scotland, Ireland, the USA, Japan and the Rest of the World. Earlier in the year, the Elgin distillery, with its headquarters in Larbert, won the Scottish title and last night it went on to scoop the global award, beating the Nikka Whisky Distillery Company of Japan and Heaven Hill Distillery, Kentucky, USA. The BenRiach distillery has been producing quality single malt Scotch whisky since 1898. Five years ago it was acquired by Billy Walker, Geoff Bell and Wayne Kieswetter. Today, in addition to the superb aged bottlings at 12, 16, 20, 25 and 30 years old, the company also includes two peated single malt expressions within the portfolio - the aptly-named 'Curiositas', aged 10 years old, and its big brother, the 21 years old 'Authenticus'.
NOSE: Spicy, nutty, honey, vanilla, floral, fruity with well balanced wood overtones.
COLOUR: Mid-amber, hints of gold.
TASTE: Rounded medium to full bodied, rich honey, vanilla with hints of apples, spice, chocolate and nuts.
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As a rough guide most standard (75CL) single bottles weigh 2KG and a case (12 x 75CL bottles) weighs 24KG.
In Bond storage is facilitated at Octavian in Wiltshire, the U.K's premier wine storage facility. The conditions at this old munitions base, 100 metres below ground are unrivalled, offering temperature control, In Bond facility and full replacement value insurance. The wines are stored under each client's individual "Protection Plus" account number, fully labelled and can only be released or moved with his or her written instructions. No right of lien can be exercised over wines held on each client's behalf. Client's stock can be inspected, by arrangement, at any time excluding November & December.
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Items can be ordered In Bond for transfer to clients own bonded storage accounts. We are able to action this process for a single consignment charge of £10 ex VAT, this covers any quantity.